Romance canon, such as Romeo and Juliet or Beauty and the Beast, are used as inspiration because of the stories' integral depictions of love. They are allegories or "formulas" that our culture has almost unanimously but silently agreed on.
When a whole romance series is dedicated to a group of men introduced in the first book, in which the first guy fell. Here are the archetypes that feature in romance series dedicated to a group of men, with notes on the typical heroines and plotlines of their respective books.
3 Types of Rivals for the heroine's affections who make their move when the hero and heroine's relationship has hit a rough patch and the hero's reaction when he comes onto the scene
4 Archetypes Often Used for the Hero's Mother: Monster-in-Law, Mother She Never Had, Shrewd Matron, and Mother-Figure Housekeeper/Cook
When the hero/heroine falls for the ex-lover (or even ex-spouse) of his/her sibling
The hero gets shot protecting the heroine vs. the heroine gets shot protecting the hero: Which is more romantic, more compelling to the plot?
Rurik stopped and stared in awe. The runner was glorious, her breath unfurling though she hardly panted. Wavy red hair, as long as her waist, fluttered around her like a tattered cape, glittering with snow. The color was and radiant against the tundra. She was almost on top of him, but hadn’t spotted him yet,… Continue reading Teaser from “Gingerbread and the Fox”
Aftercare in BDSM Romances seem to emphasize medical care way more than I've seen IRL. Particularly when the Dom applies antiseptic and lotion to welts on the sub. Aftercare interactions I've seen consist far more of cuddling, soft-spoken words, caressing, and fetching water. Is this conscientious logic from writers, acknowledgment to the criers who would… Continue reading BDSM Aftercare in Romances and IRL
See the list on Goodreads I've been reading a lot of romances lately, featuring super possessive billionaire heroes. (Warning: Some of these guys exhibit stalker-like behavior. They use their monetary resources to both protect the heroine and keep her close.) Trust Series by Kristin Mayer Everything for Her by Alexa Riley Trinity Trilogy by Audrey… Continue reading Insta-Possessive Billionaire Romances