Last weekend, the Seattle Times ran a front page article about Navy SEALS and how they make great romance novel heroes. On the front page of the paper. If you didn’t get to read the article, here it is in its original form via the Washington Post.
Of course all my husband sees as he reads the article is how successful all these books about SEALS are and has to ask, “Why aren’t you writing about SEALS?”
Well, I am here to argue that I am. And have been for years. May I introduce my newest Regency era SEAL, Lord Langley, and five ways he can be compared to his modern day (and oh-so-hero-worthy) counterparts.
1) Lord Langley has slipped in and out of danger for years. Okay, mostly into the boudoirs and bedrooms of beautiful women. But seriously, you don’t take a margravine as a mistress unless you can protect yourself.
3) He’s gotten himself engaged to Minerva Sterling. Obviously this is a man who isn’t afraid to stare death in the face.
4) Langley and Aunt Bedelia get along. For the most part. I say that takes a whole lot of diplomacy and the keen ability to watch your back. After outliving five husbands, she’s hardly an enemy any man wants to make.
5) When it comes to risking everything, Langley will not stop until his country, his family and his beloved are safe and sound. (With the help of a few of his friends: Clifton and Mad Jack, just to name a few)
What do you think gives Navy SEALS that heroic edge? And can a Regency era hero boast the same?
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