Today I want to welcome Mandi from Smexybooks.com to the blog! When I first started blogging I found Mandi almost immediately. I have gotten to hang out with her at the past two Lori Foster events. She’s made of awesome, trust me.
Am I right?
How can our families expect us to close a book, and run errands during a time when we don’t know if good or evil will conquer? During a time we don’t know if the hero and the heroine will truly fall in love?!
And yes, my husband argues – It’s a romance book. Of course there will be a happily ever after. But husband! How am I to think about which lunch meat the kids want to eat when my hero and heroine have gotten into a huge fight and they may decide to leave each other forever?!
This is why I love romance books so much. It’s not the HEA ending that I crave, it is the journey to get there. Whether the hero and heroine have been best friends, strangers or enemies to start the book, through each romance book they jump through hurdles to fall in love. The height and complexity of the hurdles differs in each one which continually draws us in. I for one adore it when there is a marriage of convenience to start the book, forcing our protagonists into a marriage neither wants. Some love friends to lovers theme as the two wake up one morning and their best friend banter turns into something else altogether. And who can resist those on opposite sides. Those that hate each other so much, their passion takes over and they have hot angry sex? *fans self*
My favorite part of a romance book is the courtship. Watching the hero and heroine dance around each other, whether taking that hesitant first kiss, or slamming each other against the wall for some hot and heavy action. The process of falling in love is where the romance is at. That point when each character thinks, wait a second. This person that is in my life means more to me than life itself.
It’s time to take a stand and say there will be no more milk in this house until I see this book through! Let’s unite! Or just lock ourselves in the bathroom and hide until we read, ‘the end.’
Mandi has graciously provided a $15 Amazon giftcard to one lucky winner today! Tell us one thing you have put off in order to finish a book you just couldn’t put down. Remember to leave a way for me to find you if you win. This is open to anyone who can use the giftcard and I will leave this open until July 3rd @ 11:59pm EST with the winner announced the following day. Good Luck!