What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by discussing MY FAVORITE ROMANCE ELEMENTS/TROPES. Here’s what makes a good romance for me:
1. The intelligent and/or ahead-of-her-time heroine
I love me some intelligent women. They can think for themselves. They make their own decisions, no matter how difficult they are or how much they tear the heroine apart.
2. The “I don’t need anyone cuz I’m a strong man” hero who falls ridiculously hard for the heroine
The fall is one of my favorite parts of the entire story.
3. Hate to lust (to love)
The sparks. *fans them all away*
I like a little extra somethin’ somethin’ in my romance books. Something that draws the characters together, physically or emotionally. Danger does that.
5. The happily ever after
Duh? I mean, this is the ultimate goal in romance books.
What do YOU love in a romance and what are you favorites?