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Aug 9 2017 3:00pm

4 Beloved On-Screen Romantic Suspense Couples

Barrel Proof by Layla Reyne

Today we're thrilled to welcome Layla Reyne (Barrel Proof) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. We all had relationships (of the fictional variety) that influenced the couples we love to read and watch now. For Layla, many of those defining relationships have a suspenseful element. She's here to talk about four of those influential ships. Thanks, Layla!

As the Agents Irish and Whiskey series draws to a close with Barrel Proof, I’ve been reflecting on inspirations—the real life experiences and favorite books, TV shows and movies that inspired me to write romantic suspense and Aidan and Jamie’s story. At the heart of my motivation is a two-headed monster: adrenaline-junkie and romance ’shipper. Let’s talk about the latter today. As a die-hard ’shipper—a fan who cheers on a romantic pairing between favorite fictional characters, on page or on screen—these are the romantic relationships (aka “Ships”) that influenced me most:

Mulder and Scully from The X-Files

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The X-Files was my first foray into fandom, and the first episode I watched was “Home,” one of The X-Files’s most gruesome episodes but also one with classic shipper moments. I was sold on Mulder and Scully’s simmering chemistry from first watch and I immediately marathon-watched the backlist… and started writing fanfiction. I was too impatient for the kissing! Little did I realize then that I was writing romance, and that it would lead, fifteen years later, to writing romantic crime-solvers. Also, I still hate bees!

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