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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: magisensei on June 12, 2014, 06:01:03 PM

Title: Romantic tension or acceptance in UF
Post by: magisensei on June 12, 2014, 06:01:03 PM
Recently I was reading Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series and I noticed that the romance part of the story was really quiet flat.  At the start of the series our assassin got involved with a straight-lace police officer/detective and this caused a lot of tension between them because of the perspective positions - one enforcing the law the other breaking it - and this tension caused some nice sparks between the two.  Unfortunately he was not able to deal with the conflict between his attraction for her and his job so he left essentially breaking it off.  Our heroine of course finds another romantic partner and while at first she is unsure of him (ie rebound - is it worth getting hurt again etc) she finally agrees to a date and they get along quiet well - the get along so well actually that he accepts what she does and even goes along for an adventure or two during her missions.  While it is great to have a partner that accepts you for who you are - for me at least the relationship is rather flat with no real spark - yawnnnnnn....

So what kind of romantic relationships do you prefer your characters to enjoy - are there those that are really just a yawn fest - ie no tension no spark - almost the happily ever after ending.  Or would you prefer your favorite heroine/hero to have a more up and down romantic life? or perhaps something in-between?
Title: Re: Romantic tension or acceptance in UF
Post by: eclipse on June 12, 2014, 06:28:32 PM
I don't mind romance if it's kept in the background and doesn't overtake from the main story ,I read urban fantasy  but I won't read paranormal romance as I'm guessing the romance is more in the foreground

I like reading relationship like Atticus O‚ÄôSullivan and Granuaile from the iron Druid series it builds up slowly same with Dresden and Lt. Murphy, my Favourite romance I like to read/watch is Lois and Clark I even buy the smallville comics  :)

Also enjoy  Repairman Jack steady relationship with his girlfriend and step -daughter, to whom he gives undying loyalty to