Offspring in romance is one of those things that really get readers up in arms. We either love them or hate them. Few ride the middle and think they're okay if the story warrants their appearance.
In general I hate them. No, seriously, I do, despite that I've given a few of them 5 Stars. I think they detract and the author spends more time focusing on the newcomer's relationship to them, on their relationship with their parent, or just on them in general than on the romance.
Below are some polls to get your take on the little hellions.
What's your favorite story with children central to the romance? My top two are:
Charming the Prince. For a long time it was my #1 on my favorites shelf. There's a parcel of brats in this one - nearly a dozen!
Smooth Talking Stranger. Can't tell you how much I loved that one and the hero and heroine would never have met if it wasn't for the baby involved.
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