What’s your fave romance theme?
I really loved the reunited lovers thing…you know, guy and girl madly in love. Guy or girl screws up or something equally dramatic happens and they are separated, reunited years later and gasp! That sizzle is there. They’ve got trust issues to work past, feelings of betrayal (you gotta love the emotion that can get inside those kind of scenes) and still overcome whatever obstacle lies ahead for their story before they can live happily ever after.
But even though I love this theme, it’s easy to mess it up. If it was a major issue that separated them (and it usually is) the wrong party (or parties) isn’t going to let go of their anger so easily, but too often, it’s like all the hurt feelings, the anger, are just swept under the rug. Does love conquer? It should, especially in a romance-no, scratch that. In a romance, it has to. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It should be an uphill battle because that’s what really gets the big pay off at the end. If it’s too easy, there’s really not much of a story, is there?
So what do you like? Love at first sight, boss/employee secret crushes, enemies to lovers, friends to lovers… and the list goes on… and on…. Don’t you love romance?