Argghhhhh! Each and every class I have to lecture them that adultry isn't sexy and you know what? They disagree with me. These people are supposed to be romance readers. I can count on one hand the number of romance novels I've read where the hero or heroine committed adultry. Actually, just one. Sandra Brown's Texas Lucky. But well, she's Sandra Brown and she handled it really, really well.
So is it just me? Am I a prude? Is there really something sexy about adutry? Because honestly all I can see is hurt and pain and suffering. I can't see anything sexy about it all. My personal take on adultry is if the marriage ain't working, either go for counseling or get out of it. Don't screw around. That's petty and hurtful. But once again, that's JMHO.
What about you? Do you think adultry in romance is somehow thrilling? Is the allure of the taboo worth the pain affairs cause? Is adultry ever acceptable? Would you read a romance where there's adultry? Can you think of a romance were the hero or heroine committed adultry and it was handled well?
I need help coming up with ammunition against the hero or heroine of a romance committing adultry. But I also want to know if you think. Am I small minded and off base on this? I don't want to be out of touch if this is a trend. Although I seriously hope this hasn't become acceptable behavior.
Anyway, I'm interested in hearing what you have to say. To thank you for your help, I'm giving away an ARC of my next book from Grand Central, ONCE SMITTEN, TWICE SHY. Weigh in by Thursday Sept. 27 for a chance to win.