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But before anyone asks me any questions at Love Romance Passion, I have a question for you!
To me, a hero or heroine who sees the other such as at a dance, or out on the beach, and doesn't let the other know he or she is fascinated with the other, is perfectly appropriate since it's out in public, not within the confines of a private place. It shows intrigue, interest, an initial meeting without meeting.
But what do you think of a character who is spying on the hero or heroine through half of the book through video and audio surveillance without the others knowledge?
To me, the hero or heroine can't redeem themselves. It's invasion of privacy, no matter why they're doing it. It's not heroic. Even if the character saves the other from being murdered, it's still not heroic.
I read another story, where the undercover cop bugged the house because he knew the heroine had connections to the mafia. It was different because it was only audio surveillance. And she was involved with the Mafia and he had court-ordered permission to bug the place. Although she wasn't one of the bad guys. In the other, there's something about watching someone showering, undressing, etc, without their knowledge that is downright creepy.
It reminds me of a movie thriller where this man had cameras in a bunch of different apartments and could watch people at his leisure. Note: this was not a romance, but a thriller. The book I'm reading is supposed to be a romance!
Okay, so what do you think? Hero, heroine redeemable who spies on hero/heroine in the privacy of his or her quarters?
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