Guest Post by Kat Martin, author of Against the Storm
It’s a question that dozens of people have tried to answer. On Valentine’s Day, article after article attempted to explore the concept. Non-fiction books are written about it, essays are printed. Internet sites Chat about it.
The truth is there is no single answer.
From the time we’re teenagers, we’re thinking about finding a mate. When we’re old and alone, our spouse long gone, we’re remembering the romantic days when we fell in love, the days of our lives we spent with someone who loved us.
From the start, it’s a journey fraught with perils. Today, with people living in cities, the odds of finding the right mate are mind-boggling. Thousands of bars and restaurants, millions of people all searching for someone. People turn to Internet dating to improve their chances of finding a person with the same interests...someone they might have a chance to love.
The same journey happens in a Romance novel and it’s fraught with even more peril. As the reader turns the pages, for a very brief time, he or she gets to feel all the wonderful emotions a man or woman feels when they fall in love.
In my latest book, Against the Storm, the fourth in my AGAINST series, Trace Rawlins is a man who’s had rotten luck with women, especially redheads. So when Maggie O’Connell, a fiery tempered, red-headed photographer, comes to him for help against a stalker, Trace’s instincts warn him away. He doesn’t trust her and as some of her secrets come to life, Trace is even more determined to stay away from her--no matter how much he wants her in his bed.
But what if Maggie is telling the truth and she really is in danger? No matter his feelings, Trace is determined to keep her safe.
The best part about reading a Romance is that from the very first page, the reader secretly knows that whatever perils this couple faces, whatever suffering they endure, will be worth it.
Because by the last page of the book, these lovers are going to get the happy ending they deserve, the forever kind of love.
Till then very best wishes and happy reading, Kat
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