I am a sucker for romance built on grand reconciliations–the bigger the screw up, the better and hotter the make up. Given that the romance novels I read are almost exclusively historical, these stories tend to be mostly about estranged husbands and wives brought back together by circumstance or a life-altering event.
After working through the hate and pain, they realize their love for one another runs deep, to the great joy of make-up story junkies like myself.
I thrive on angst-ridden romance. I will take a tortuous reunion over a sweet love story (although I like those too) any night of the week. Maybe it’s my vestigial emo-teen heart, but I want DRAMA and reconciliation stories DELIVER.
They have exactly the kind of emotional torment, lust, pain, and deep romance that keeps me reading until 2 a.m. (more…)