Gentlemen, so you think you’re a pro in the romance department? Let’s see if you got what it takes. Don’t be overly confident and assume your scoring straight A’s when in fact you might just be scoring a big fat “F” as in failure!
Rule 3: One man is never enough. This makes sense, I suppose. Men spend endless hours planted on the couch watching their favorite sports teams battle it out. Why? Because everyone likes some competition. It’s that natural, survival-of-the-fittest instinct boiling to the surface, and it’s not only men who have it. Good fictional จิ๋มกระป๋อง is the female version of the Super Bowl. The two hottest teams are the male suitors, and the heroine is the Vince Lombardi trophy-seriously, we’re relegated to trophy status in nearly every one of these books, yet we keep devouring them. That’s awful, but then every girl loves a (fictional) bad boy. In fact…
Back to our main topic. Let’s look at Jeannie’s husband element. As you can see, Fire is present at the Hour Pillar, but unfortunately, Fire is weakened by the two Water and one Metal surrounding it. Therefore, we can conclude that her husband element is very weak.
‘Teenagers’ was the last thing you would expect from MCR. An upbeat alternative rock tune with a 12 bar blues feel doesn’t appear very often, let alone go platinum. But the catchy sing along feel is in stark contrast to some subversive and controversial lyrics. The lyrics touch on gun crime “what you’ve got under your shirt. Will make them pay for the things they’ve done” and authoritarianism “They’re gonna clean up your looks, With all the lies in the books… So they can watch all the things you do” etc. Not the norm for a top 30 hit but then, that’s My Chemical Romance!
Real life is so different. Prince Charming often becomes the football-obsessed, uncommunicative, belching fiend. He seems much more selfish. Is it any wonder Cinderella finds herself alone or even tearful?
Another important criteria is the storyline. It has to be simple and clear, so that the viewer can understand what is going on in the movie, which means, who are the parties in love and what is the situation. Romance movies are not good grounds to do plot twist and turns as it will turn off the viewers as it will interfere with the viewers enjoyment of the romance. An example of good storyline was the movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, in 2005. The movie did an excellent job in portraying the romance of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Darcy, showing the ‘games’ that both played with each other till they eventually fell in love in the end.
Learning about the top selling authors of romance novels is a good way to find more books to read. This short list is just a few of the current best-selling authors to help broaden your reading list. Since many people who love reading romance books also enjoy talking and blogging about them, you should also consider searching online to help add more variety to your reading.