Romantic Elements Which ones do you love? How much romance do you need?
I came to romance from other genres. Whether I was reading mystery, fantasy or science fiction I was always drawn to books with a strong romance storyline.
I read a lot of Urban Fantasy with central romantic relationships, one of my favorites is Patricia Briggs' Alpha & Omega series. Charles and Anna's relationship beautiful and powerful and constantly tested but they persevere.
One of the things I love about the Alpha and Omega series is that while the stories are full of great crime solving/detective/action adventure elements, the stories in the end are really about Anna and Charles’s relationship. Briggs does not flinch as she has portrays the many hurdles and difficulties pair have to overcome to be happy together. Briggs strength in these books is that she has balanced the portrayals of conflict, pain, with those of growth and joy.