If a love story is about love, and a romance story is about love, why isn’t every love story considered a romance?
As I understand it, the difference between a love story and a romance story is all about the ending. Sure, they share many of the same elements, but think about some of the classic love stories: Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, and Braveheart.
Here’s a quote about the uncertainty and risks of love:
Love is this way: You're on one side of the edge of a canyon -- windy, deep, sunny, steep. Your lover's on the other. You wave to each other across the divide. You have a parachute. Your lover has a parachute. But the cords to open the parachutes are on the BACK not the front so only your lover can open your parachute for you, and you for your lover. You pause. Are you ready to jump? Will your lover jump too? If you and your lover jump simultaneously, grasp mid-air and yank each other's cords, you'll glide sweetly to your getaway island where a candlelight dinner awaits. If one thing goes wrong, a glitch in timing, a puff of wind, the slightest hesitation -- you'll be crushed on the rocks below. —Anonymous
In romance, you know the dashing hero will win the day. You enjoy all the exhilaration, passion, and mystery of the journey, but you also get that warm, satisfying ‘ahh, that feels good’ at the end. It’s a thrilling adventure getting to that island—and at the end, the only rocks will be the ice cube kind in your Margarita.
Passion is one of the spellbinding elements of romance, and many readers like it scorching hot. Luckily, there are many wonderful, sexy, well-written erotic romances, with tons of passion. Now is a great time to be a romance reader.
“When you are in love, life should not be measured by the moments of breath, but by the breath-taking moments.” ~ Unknown
‘Till next time, happy romantic reading,