A fairly common theme in m/m is the hooker with a heart of gold (or damaged psyche) who is “rescued” by his knight in shining armour and they head off into the sunset and live happily ever after. I’ll admit, I like this theme, it works for me on a romantic level but inside I have this niggling voice that says the first time there is a real fight or he looks at some guy wrong the knight is going to toss the “You’re a whore!” line out there and it will be all downhill from there. Can it work long term? Can you ever forget that your true love used to have sex with total strangers for money?
You hear stories of high class hookers who marry their rich clients and live HEA, but really? I don’t know any personally. LOL. But I’m wondering if it’s truly possible. Could I ever get past knowing that? I’m not sure if true love can indeed conquer all, especially human insecurities. So does this theme work for you? Is there another theme that while appearing totally romantic also sends a nudge to the back of your brain that says no way this would ever work in real life?