by Vivienne Lorret
Here at RTG, we’re talking about Romance Clichés this month. For me, they all boil down to the same basic elements of any good romance—boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back.
The boy in question can be a pirate, a CEO, the brother’s best friend... The same goes for the girl, for that matter. Put our heroine on a ship of her own, in that corner office calling all the shots, or even the girl next door...
As readers, we all have our auto-buy authors and storylines that pull us in time and time again, like that bag of Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds that whispers your name from the shelf. Buy me! You know we’re perfect for each other.
Before you know it, the cashier is ringing up two bags (because everyone needs a backup for those really awful days…and hey, you deserve it). Certain romance clichés do that, too. You know they won’t disappoint because you’ve read the same storyline dozens of times.
My auto-buy authors at the moment are Candis Terry (who is just as incredible in person as she is on the page), Kristin Higgins (a-mazing!), and Jill Shalvis (writer-extraordinaire).
Wallflower Wedding Series from Avon Impulse.