Today, H&H is joined by author Tawny Weber, whose Fearless (The Girlz Guide to Getting It) is out today. Fearless is the romance of two coworkers who embark on a no-strings-attached relationship—but finds it turns into something more. Tawny is here to talk about the other relationships outside the love story, which is often just as important as the romance itself. Thanks, Tawny!
I love the romance genre for so many reasons. The love story, of course, and the promise of happy ever after are the biggest lures. But what makes every story move, makes it real, are the characters.
I’m one of those readers who needs to connect with the heroine, who has to fall in love with the hero, if the story is going to sparkle and shine for me. Which means I love to get to know them as much as I can.
One way we get to see and know the characters is their various relationships. The relationship between the hero and heroine is, hands down, the priority, of course. Everything from the first meet to the first kiss to the spiraling tension hooks me. The love scenes, the emotional knotty tangles they inevitably make worse, and the awesomely intense fall into love keep me reading all the way to the happy ever after.
But as vital (after all, there wouldn’t be a story without it) as the heroine and heroes relationship is, what I often find just as fascinating, and just as compelling, are the other relationships between the pages.