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The sixth in a series of commissions I did for Lauren Diana Smith, aka :iconnovemberstar88:. She's writing a series of Regency-set romance novels, featuring a group of rakish but loveable young men known as "The League of Rogues." In this scene from her debut novel, the roguish aristocrat Godric attempts to seduce his virtuous captive Emily in the library. A can be imagined, she's torn between her desire to escape and her intense attraction to him.

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cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Would you really be attracted to someone who keeps you captive? I was wondering while reading the description.

(Of course, I know that many novels use this trope.)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's called the Abduction is Love trope. [link] It's not my favorite love & romance trope ever, but it's very popular. (It's really quite fascinating, going through the trope page and looking at all the examples, including tons of anime and manga, and even a few Star Wars novels.)

The story also falls into the "Match Made in Stockholm" trope since it uses the abduction plot, mostly, for romantic comedy (the "Stockholm Syndrome" trope is used for drama).
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Tv tropes is such a fun and informative site! Thanks for the links.

Though yes, I think I prefer when the woman is not held captive or, generally, in a position of inferiority :P
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think the idea is, in theory, for the man to end up grovelling and submitting to the woman. Battle of the sexes and all that. At least in theory... I totally understand where you're coming from, though.
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paulla95 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Good work :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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