As many of you already know, I’m a fan of romance. Although “fan” may be a bit of an understatement, as I have been known avoid reading books that don’t have any romance at all. I just can’t help myself though.
To me, if the action is dying down or if there are seemingly impossible trials to overcome and I’m losing faith in the book- but there’s romance- my interest can be held for hundreds of pages. Just a hint of love potential, and I’m all in!!
Yesterday, one of my friends got engaged, and I was instantly swept back into wedding planning mode. I LOVE weddings, and I loved planning mine. I often wish I could rewind the clock, go back, and live it all over again.
Please indulge me in sharing some wedding pics…
All of this got me thinking about love and relationships in books.
What makes a book romance truly memorable to you? Is it a love triangle Bella-Edward-Jacob style? Or is it more subtle with the characters falling in love slowing over time?
What things can you not stomach?
My list is short, but these things can really get under my skin:
- Characters who don’t interact for 60 percent or more of the book
- When characters are already in relationships (I guess that makes me a bit of a purist)
- Purely physical relationships- otherwise, it’s not love, it’s just lust
If anyone ever needs wedding planning help or just wants to talk weddings, please feel free to contact me anytime. I’ve got wedding fever (fevahhhh)!!
Have a great Sunday!