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.
“Stay down!” Riordan snapped. “Someone’s firing at us.”
Greg’s muscles locked in place. “Where?”
“I don’t know. We’re sheltered by the table and the wall, but until I can get a fix on the shooter I don’t know whether it’ll stay that way.”
Jake watched the tic jump under Mitch’s left eye, a sure sign he was angry. “You know the risks. Why are you being so damn stupid?”
“He stole everything from me,” Jake said. “He’s not having my bar, too.”
The tic jumped uncontrollably for a few seconds. “He didn’t steal me… us. You were the one who threw that away.”
I’m not sure how much longer I can do this. Dread, sick and sharp, pierced him right in the gut. He simply wasn’t prepared for dealing with this avalanche of emotions, this overwhelming need to ensure Wes’s safety. He’d done his duty for well over a decade now, and never, not once, had he been as freaked out as he was right then. Something’s got to give.
“Never have I ever had sex on a train.” Cole watched the group expectantly and laughed out loud when Micah, Levi, and Cody all took a drink.
“What?” Levi shrugged. “We grew up in a railroad town. I think almost every native to Blueridge Junction has had sex on a train. I’d say at least a quarter of the town was probably conceived on a train.”