Classic Romance Tropes – enemies to lovers (opposites attract part 2)

Model Soldier (a Red, Hot, & Blue Novel)Last week, I brought you a post about one classic romance trope, opposites attract. You can read that HERE.

Disney knows the value of this classic theme. Think Beauty and the Beast. Writers of the past knew it too. Remember Darcy and Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice? As in that story, opposites attract can sometimes be accompanied by another theme, the “I hate you, I love you” enemies to lovers scenario.

That’s what happens in my upcoming release, MODEL SOLDIER. The heroine and the hero couldn’t be more different. They mix like oil and water and in the beginning it causes quite a bit of friction as they are forced to work together. But you know what happens, friction can cause sparks, and in this case, the sparks are of the sexual attraction variety until the two are burning up the sheets. You can read an excerpt at the Samhain site.

What’s your favorite romance trope? I’d love to hear.

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Red, Hot, & Blue, Book 8

When Emily Price is assigned to an ad campaign featuring one of Uncle Sam’s finest soldiers, she’s thrilled. Who better to break up the monotonous parade of smooth, perfect models than a rough, war-hardened alpha male?

Maybe she’ll even get lucky like one of her colleagues and find romance. Unfortunately, when she meets her model, he’s more caveman than Prince Charming. Now her dreams of love—and her career—are dangling precariously from his callused fingertips.

Staff Sergeant David Hawk Hawkins never imagined refusing a command…until he loses a bet and is ordered off the battlefield and into a new role: poster boy for the Army’s recruiting campaign.

From the start, their relationship is more fire-and-ice than fairytale. Yet beneath their sparring simmers an attraction that finally explodes into a night of lovemaking that, after they part, haunts them to opposite sides of the globe.

But love isn’t through with them—and neither is the public. The campaign is a hit and Hawk becomes a star. Soon he and Emily are thrown together again, but this time it’s on Hawk’s turf, where flying bullets could settle their battle before it begins.

Warning: Contains sex hot enough to travel halfway around the world, and a love strong enough to bring them back home again.

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