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Okay…so the first romance book I ever read was The Asking Price by Dixie Browning. I think I was about 12 years old. I was strolling through the local K-Mart, bored, and the book’s cover caught my eye.
Now, before this, I’d stuck to horror books. Christopher Pike was a god to me back then. I was used to the weird, the scary, but I wasn’t so much used to the romance.
I liked Dixie’s book. Liked, not loved. There just seemed to be something…missing.
But I wasn’t about to give up on romances. I’d just discovered a new world, a nice, happily-ever-after world. So, I bought another romance, The Pirate by Jayne Ann Krentz. And you know what? I loved it! Absolutely loved it!
Yes, one of the reasons I loved it so much is because Jayne Ann Krentz is a freaking fabulous writer, but I got hooked on the book because…important drum roll…she let me into the hero’s head.
I LOVE knowing what the hero is thinking/feeling in a book. I get so frustarted when I read stories that only show the heroine’s POV. I feel like I am being jipped since, basically, I’m just getting half the story.
So…with The Pirate, I found what I’d missed in The Asking Price...a male POV. A nice rounding of the story. And today, whenever I buy books, I make dang sure I’m getting both sides of the story from the characters. I think the story’s richer this way, and I can sure as heck relate to the characters a whole lot more.
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I definitely agree with you…the hero’s POV makes the story that much more interesting. It’s so romantic when you know both parties are feeling the same way towards one another yet they’re both unsure of the other’s feelings.
Yeah, I hate it when you have to play a guessing game about a character’s motivations.
I like both POVs, and that’s how I write. But I recently read Meg Cabot’s SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT, a chick lit mystery written from the heroine’s pov, and I loved it. MY CP, Liz Kreger, is writing a book from the pov of a 1000-year-old elf (the heroine), and it’s fabulous!
A thousand year old elf?? All right, I’m already interested. 🙂