Leigh stops by today telling us a bit about Road Trip Romance, she's provided a sampling of what you will find in the book and then enter to win in a giveaway!
The Lure of the Road Trip Romance
There are many popular tropes, or story ideas, in romance novels. Personally, I love them all!
The Ugly Duckling
Road Trip Romance
My newest release, THE ROGUE RETURNS, is a Road Trip Romance. It features a cross-country excursion by horseback and lots of adventure. One of the elements I love about this theme is that the hero and heroine are thrown together and often have to rely on each other for their very survival. There is no going home to their own beds, no running about in their daily lives, and no separating when they are annoyed at one another. They are stuck together, for better or for worse. This makes for some interesting conflict and lively humor.
The other great element of Road Trip Romance is that there are so many opportunities for exciting and unexpected twists in the plot. Throw in a storm, a pair of robbers, an inquisitive pedlar…the possibilities are endless! My debut novel THE RUNAWAY COUNTESS (first in the Nottinghamshire Series) features a lawless heroine who is being held prisoner by the law-abiding hero. Most of the book takes place within the confines of the hero’s estate. I made lots of revisions, attempting to keep the tension high between the hero and heroine as they are having tea, or arguing in his study. While I loved how the book turned out (think LOTS of sexual tension) I really wanted to write a story where every scene was wild and in new location—thus, THE ROGUE RETURNS was born.
What are some of YOUR favorite romance tropes? Comment below and enter to win a digital copy of THE ROGUE RETURNS.