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- Marriage of convenience. Ever read one of these? It takes a real skill to write forced proximity stories well, and I drool when I read a good one. I used this premise in Assignment Baby. I find many of these types of stories in historical romance, which lends itself to barter brides or mail order brides. A great example of a recent marriage of convenience story was the wonderful contemporary movie starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal.
- Secret baby. Ah, who doesn’t love a good “I got pregnant but never told you” story? I’ve written one or two of these books, and I found it very challenging to make the situation believable while not making the reader mad at the heroine for keeping the super big secret. In Temporary Doctor, Surprise Father I added a special twist to this plot and it was a book that wound up being a finalist in the Greater Detroit Book Buyer’s Best contest in 2010.
- Pregnant with another man’s baby. Also known as – How to make a man fall in love with a pregnant woman in nine months or less? This is an incredibly tough plot to pull off due to limited time and the exceptionally touchy subject of a man accepting a woman carrying another man’s baby. One false move and the story may ring untrue and turn off the reader. Fiona Lowe did a wonderful job of pulling it off in Pregnant on Arrival. I also have an as-yet-to-be-published book titled Her Baby, His Love that tackles this very topic. I confess that I loved writing it!
- Beauty and the Beast. Who doesn’t long to take a dark and brooding male, with or without some sort of disfiguration, make him fit for society again, and have him fall in love with you in the process? Anyone remember the old TV show back in the 80s – Beauty and the Beast, where Vincent read Dickens and Shakespearean sonnets to Catherine? Very romantic.
Jack had been unable to deny his feelings for Annie when he was a teenager dating her best friend, and he certainly couldn’t muffle the spark twisting between them now—even if memories of the past kept threatening to push them apart. This time Jack wasn’t going to let history repeat itself—he was going to show Annie that the two of them were meant to be much more than best friends!
Thank you Lynne for this fantastic romance premises and friends, Lynne is asking.....
She has a copy of either Temporary Doctor, Surprise Father or The Boss and Nurse Albright to give away to one commenter.