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The must have response of a romance hero and bodice ripping

To honor the release of the International Consortium of Heroes’ book (also known as Beyond Heaving Bosoms: the Smart Bitches Guide to Romance), we bring you this poll made up by Jaili.

The must have abilities of a romantic hero

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Jane O
    Apr 18, 2009 @ 14:31:02

    Are we talking the romantic hero here, or just the male lead?

  2. Gennita Low
    Apr 19, 2009 @ 08:40:28

    He can tell the difference but he can still rip the bodice, right? ;-P

  3. joanne
    Apr 19, 2009 @ 10:59:16

    He can tell the difference but he can still rip the bodice, right? ;-P

    And he’s man enough to let her rip his bodice shirt off, too!

  4. SonomaLass
    Apr 19, 2009 @ 15:42:35

    If it’s “no,” then he refrains from the rippage. Because if he doesn’t, we have a long and tortured path to redeem the rapist, and I’m no longer reading.

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