Thursday, February 14, 2013

A little Valentine Love (AIRE style)


I love YA fantasy & I'm a sucker for a good, sweet romance too. Every once in a while, a passage will make me roll my eyes (or, worse, want to throw the book across the room). You know, too sappy. Over-the-top dialogue.

Case in point, not a book, but one of my favorite shows is Downton Abbey and there have been a couple of eye-roll moments between the newlyweds, Mary & Matthew:

Mary: But not only Downton. Us. We must never take us for granted. Who knows what's coming?
Matthew: I have to take one thing for granted: that I will love you until the last breath leaves my body.
Mary: Oh my darling, me, too. Me, too.

Seriously? Who talks like that?? LOL Still--please, don't get me wrong--I'm in love with all the upstairs/downstairs drama at Downton & will continue to watch. I'm a die-hard fan.

So, as for romance in books (or movies or TV): what works and what makes you roll your eyes (or, worse, throw the book (or remote or popcorn) against the wall)?

Hope your Valentine's is a happy one!

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