There are some tried and true romance hooks from which we can create fun stories. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites (and not so favorites) and I hope you’ll chime in and offer your two cents.
As you may guess from my books, Opposites Attract kind of thing, or in my case, the kick-ass heroine out to tame the alpha hero, is one of my all-time favorites.
Marriage of convenience
A slight twist on a classic – the geeky guy blossoms into the hottie everyone wants
The arranged marriage (look for that in the follow-up book to THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE – July 2012)
Millionaire playboy (and toss in some royalty to that in THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE)
The love triangle (got a bit of this going on with a little menage in THE VAMPIRE’S CONSORT)
One of the ones I find hardest to like is the secret baby story. Yes, yes, I did write one of those (SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD) and I have to confess that it took me nearly a month just to figure out how to justify not telling someone about the baby and how to craft a believable and yet emotional response from the hero to the revelation that he had a teenage son!
So what are your favorite and not so favorite romance hooks?