In this video I am discussing the term May/December as it applies to romance novels. We will be touching on what it is, what genre you’ll most likely find it in, and some characteristics about May December romances. I also share some of my favorites in this category of romances. I invite you to share yours too!
What can you expect in a May/December romance?
- A big age difference between the hero and heroine.
- The May is usually the heroine. The hero is usually the December.
- May refers to someone in the spring of their life. December in the winter of it.
- This term applies to all vampire romances, expect for those newly turned.
- A lot of confusion about appropriateness of the attraction and emotions one or both leads is feeling.
- Sometimes a difference in philosophy based on their age and generation, though usually one is in agreement with the other to begin with making them the perfect mate.
- One character (the heroine) pulls the other (the hero) out of their cynicism and jadedness about people and the world at large.
- A reconciliation for all the components that kept them apart, especially the hurtles in place from the age difference.
Your Turn: Do you like May/December couples or does it gross you out? How big is too big when it comes to a difference in age (excluding of course vampires)? Share your thoughts in the comments below.