As attention spans shorten, and more and more books get written and released, books themselves seem to be getting shorter, which means that what used to be standard in romance novels—specifically focus on a secondary relationship—has gone away. Or if there is mention of a secondary relationship, that relationship becomes primary in a subsequent book.
Do you miss secondary relationships in romance novels? Are there any particular ones in current romances that you've loved, and would miss if they were removed?
How important is the secondary relationship?
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