In my opinion the coolest thing about a romance is that magic moment in the story where we know there is great love shared between the hero and heroine. It’s the finish line at the end of the race we’ve been working for. Yet it may not necessarily come in the form of words spoken between the hero and heroine.
You know what I’m talkin’ about. Those moments that make you sigh while you’re reading a book or watching a movie. And you don’t even know you’re doing it.
Examples that come to mind? In the classic, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF when Brick (Paul Newman) who verbally taunts and seemingly loathes his wife, locks himself in the bathroom and clings to her nightgown that hangs from the door hook and breathes in her scent. ::: sigh :::
Or how about in SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE when Tom Hanks sees Annie at the top of the Empire State building. Remember that look? A cock of his head, eye squint and, “You’re Annie?” He’s amazed, flabbergasted, and yes, in love.
Remember the action thriller SPEED, when Jack points the gun at the crazy bomber, but Jack’s love, Annie (popular name
I don’t know about you, but I live for those moments, however fleeting. For me, they’re not planned. I plan out some plot points, but it’s up to my characters to find their way through the maze of emotion. They never disappointment me. There’s always “that” moment, I unconsciously sigh, and know I’ve hit the bulls eye.
In my February book, UNDERCOVER STRANGER, it’s when Ciara and Griff have to separate on the ferry and she brushes his cheek with her thumb and tells him to be safe. It’s obvious she loves him… and he loves her.
What are some of your favorite book or movie moments?
Oh, and did everyone enjoy the Oscars? What did you think?