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Tracy Sumner | The Romance Hero: What’s in a Profession?
Author Guest / February 17, 2012

Lately, I’ve received quite a few comments about my hero’s professions and why, or how, I chose them. Noah Garrett in TIDES OF LOVE is certainly the hero I receive the most questions about – a marine biologist in 1898 is not exactly your typical romance guy. Personally, he’s my favorite character that I’ve created. Why? Because he’s my type: a sexy nerd. But that’s another guest post! Anyway, I tend to really relate my character’s professions (yes, that includes my independent heroines) with very aspects of their psyche. Seriously. It’s a key aspect of the story for me. Noah relates to the world – and love – as a scientist. His older brother, Zach, feels he is responsible for the happiness and safety of an entire town (he is the town constable) and this weighs heavily and influences his decisions in TIDES OF PASSION. Protecting people is just a part of who he is. It’s not simply a job. Adam Chase in TO SEDUCE A ROGUE? Editor of a newspaper at a time when journalism was a dangerous business (1850). He also relates to his profession in a very personal way. And his true love? One of the few…