Confession: I love writing about opposites in my romances.
Maybe partially because my husband and I in many ways are SUPER opposite. He loves tea (like, obsessively so, like we have a wall of shelves devote to loose leaf tea and “teaware” in our house…) and I love Dr. Pepper. (I don’t have a wall of Dr Pepper though… although when I think about it, that would be pretty awesome!)
He is SUPER quiet and while I can have quiet moments, I am definitely the talker in the family.
I like to GO FAST all the time… and my husband takes his time ALL THE TIME.
I am crazy competitive, and he is–not. I almost refuse to be his partner when we play games because he plays to have fun instead of playing to win. Where is the fun in that?!?
He loves almost every food made, the spicer the better. I am an insanely picky eater and if there is a hint of spice, I’m done.
But ya know? If it weren’t for me, my husband would be a hermit inside the house, drinking tea all day, never talking to anyone. (I say that with a lot of love, and he would agree that this is the case.) I draw him out and help him socialize. Conversely, my husband reminds me of the importance of slowing down and enjoying the little things in life and quiet moments at home. (I’ve totally learned to sip my Dr Pepper slower….)
The book I’m working on now features Sean and Ava. I’m so excited, because they are super opposites, and I’m having SUCH a fun time writing their romance. He is an ex-football player, a super fitness/gym junkie, and could benchpress whatever really big number is impressive to benchpress. (looking up that number is on my list of things to research… I have no clue!) She, however, thinks football is a barbaric sport, she has a love relationship with cake that will seal the deal that she’ll never be smaller than her size 10 (ahem12ahem), and yeah, her thighs ache at just the thought of running on the beach every morning like he does. (They are on a private island at a Matchmakers week… long story… actually short story since it’s a novella… you’ll have to read the book next Spring! Ha!)
I’m about 1/3rd of the way through, and I’m already loving seeing how they can complement each other, balance the other out a little.
So what do you think? Do you like “opposites attract” romances? What is the last one you read that you really liked?