Traditionally, a romance story involves chivalry, adventure and love. In modern writing, a story about character’s relationships, or engagements (a story about character development and interpersonal relationships rather than adventures). It has produced a wide array of subgenres, the majority of which feature the mutual attraction and love of a man and a woman as the main plot, and have a happy ending. This genre, much like fantasy fiction, is broad enough in definition that it is easily and commonly seen combined with other genres, such as comedy, fantasy fiction, realistic fiction, or action-adventure. Even more recently this genre has expanded to contain more non traditional love stories such as ménage and GBLTQ relationships. The key being the developing love relationship between the characters. The genre has also widened its expectations from the HEA to include HFN scenarios.
“I want our lives to merge together in the most organic way possible, so that one day we’ll see we’re so entangled that our lives are not complete without each other. . . I want the three of us to become one.” –Chet
Back at Marycliff University for her senior year, Elena Martinez is still reeling from her father’s devastating car accident over the summer. Awash in anger and guilt and shouldering ongoing family responsibilities, she tries to pretend that everything’s fine, even though it’s anything but.
Violinist Effie Murphy moved to New York to pick up the pieces of her life. After six months, she’s still broken, not to mention flat broke. But everything changes one weird night, when she meets Elias, the lead of one of the hottest bands in the world.