A to Z Challenge – E (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

imageE is for Enemies

Oh yes!  It took a few days, but we’ve come to one of my favorite sub-genres in romance novels – the enemies.

He hates her and she loathes him.  Maybe they’ve been enemies for their entire lives or perhaps their mutual dislike was brought about by a misunderstanding – either way, there’s a lot of glowering, smart-ass and clever dialogue, and sexual tension.

Then something happens – a confrontation or a twist of fate that leaves them alone and in close proximity.

– They try to deny their obvious attraction.  Please, what’s the point in pretending, people?  

– Then they try to fight it, circling each other as they try to avoid the inevitable.  Ha!  No mere mortal (or immortal, if you’re into paranormal) can withstand romance novel levels of sexual attraction for long!  Give in! GIVE IN!

– And then… <Gasp!>  they are all over each other and you can bet your bookmark that it’s going to be wickedly hot.  😉

I’m not going to lie and I’m not ashamed – I love the enemy sub-genre.  🙂

Do you?

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4 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge – E (AC)”

  1. omg yes! Enemies to lovers is delightful. I love the snarky fire and watching them crumble. lol My favorites are the “fake mates/marriage of convenience” that has a side of enemies to lovers going on. Just love when they have to pretend to like each other for whatever reason while still snarking at each other in quiet whispers.

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    1. ohh yes!! Those are good too. There was one I read a long time ago, “Tell me no lies” I think, and they didn’t hate each other, but they did have to pretend to be a couple…and oh my, those “fake” kisses turn real very fast. 😉

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  2. Well at least you didn’t do Editing lol

    I think by definition all romances are “enemy” based. thinking over the books I’ve read and the ones I write, there must be some sort of tension. Even if, like the awful contemporary I read recently if it’s just secrets from each other. Or personality dynamics – two people similar or totally different. Thinking no can’t work out and of course it does. they don’t have to be “enemies”

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    1. Most romances have some kind of tension to overcome (otherwise, where’s the story?). Some of them start out more like friends or…more like enemies. And you’re right, they have to overcome secrets, lies, and sometimes themselves.

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