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I’m currently reading Toni Blake’s Tempt Me Tonight and I’ve got to the part where the heroine, who’s a successful attorney (she’s a shoe-in to make partner) living in Chicago, is contemplating moving back to her hometown of Bumfuck to open up her own little diner, and to of course be with the hero, who’s a car mechanic.

I haven’t gotten to the end of the book yet, but I suspect that Trisha (our heroine) will eventually end up giving up her job, and moving to Hicksville to be with Joe (our hero).

Whatever happened to the hero making the ultimate sacrifice and moving to Chicago to be with the woman of his dreams? Not just saying it, but actually doing it?

One thing I’ve noticed is that whenever there’s a question of distance between the hero and heroine, it’s always the gal who has to give up her apartment, and her job. What annoys me is that it usually turns out that the heroine wasn’t happy being an accountant/lawyer/doctor in the first place, and was just waiting for the right man to come along to rescue her from the drudgery of putting bad guys in jail, being able to afford Manolo Blahniks and healing the sick.

Honestly, it’s enough to drive my borderline feminist senses crazy.