This picture is totally irrelevant. I just thought it was sort of funny.
If you read a lot in any genre the similarities start popping up. However, there’s one – across every romance subgenre – that is so common it’s now getting a giggle out of me each time.
Authors! Please cut this one. It usually comes at about the three-quarter mark, when the hero and heroine are in a crisis. The hero’s running off somewhere, all worried about the heroine, and the scene I’m talking about unfolds:
He couldn’t let this happen. He wouldn’t let the woman he loved run away.
Wait a minute! Loved? Where did that come from?
But as soon as he thought it, he realised it was true.
He loved her.
Maybe a few years ago it wasn’t so common, but now I swear, it’s in 99.9% of the books I read. I guess you can tell authors are reading each other’s books!