What is your favorite part of a romance story?
Is it the rush of butterflies when the heroine first meets the hero? The heart-pounding excitement that a simple brush of the hand can produce? The knee-melting, spine-tingling, body-quivering thrill of a first kiss? The hero and heroine’s life-altering experience of making love for the first time? Or the amazing grand gesture at the end of the story when the hero or heroine does something incredible to prove their love for their soul mate?
I spent the last week marathoning Scandal and I couldn’t help being sucked in by the chemistry between the main character Olivia and her lover (the President). A simple brush of a hand, standing close in an elevator, a heated look from across the room, a slight caress of a cheek – I’ve rarely seen two actors pull off that kind of heat with such tiny actions. It’s what I strive for in my books – a multitude of tiny, earth-shattering gestures that add up to a soul-changing, epic love.
And it got me thinking about what it is about romances that I love so much, in real life and in stories. Yes, love scenes are a ton of fun 😉 But man, that build up, for me at least, is really what gets my heart pounding 🙂
So, what does it for you? What do you love about romance? The build up? The culmination? All of the above? 😉
Trivia question – what show did I marathon?