Our blogger posed this very question after re-reading an old favorite where a heroine was getting her HEA... but within the pages of another book. Larissa Ione has a fairly famous secondary couple who saw their HEA played out on the page over the course of several books. However, more and more, it seems, the secondary romance is only hinted at before it's explore in full in a subsequent book.
As our blogger pointed out, in the early days, these secondary romances were often between characters deemed less “accessible” to the mainstream reader—the sexually liberated heroine, the older couple, etc.
Have you been finding fewer “secondary romances” within your books? Why do you think that is? What was your favorite secondary romance?
Tell us about it in the comments!
Hat tip to Willaful