There is a trope in erotic novels of the billionaire and the naive maiden that is so prevalent it’s almost cliché. I’m afraid I succumbed to its magnetic attraction when I created the character Steve in my book House Mother. Steve is not only rich, but he is also imbued with one of the other famous tropes in erotic novels, Steve is a mystery to be solved by the main female character.
The reason these tropes exist is that they are easy to write and fun to read. We all want to meet the guy who can buy us the world or take us away from our ordinary life with the wave of his hand. It’s why we read this stuff, to be lost in the adventure of a different life than the one we live each day. It’s escapism and it creates a chemical response in our brain that makes us feel different, more alive or maybe more excited than we were before we immersed ourselves in the author’s fantasy world.