Lyn Cote here--keeping track today about one of the many differences between men and women. How romantic are each of the sexes?
Click the link below and you'll watch a 1.02 minute video. It's a clip from the old comedy, FRIENDS. I never watched the show much, but this is so exactly on target.
Now compare that video with this one.
How do you explain the contrast between the first and second videos?
Why is one man bereft of romance and the other filled with it to overflowing?
Any ideas? We romance writers want, no NEED to know!
Here's an excerpt from my latest romance, Daddy in the Making. I think this is a very romantic scene. Tell me what you think?
To set up the scene, my hero is a vet and with the help of my heroine he has just rescued a litter of orphaned kittens.
Inside, Jeannie stood across from Jake, with the high examining table between them. One by one, he gently lifted out the kittens. He examined their teeth, ears, prodded their abdomens, and gave them distemper shots. All the while, he murmured to them. All the while Jeannie pressed her lips tightly together to hold it all in—all her sadness, her loss, and her loneliness. She and Carrie had been orphaned too and left defenseless in this harsh world.
When Jeannie had placed the last kitten back into the box, she turned away, trying to hide the tears that could no longer be held back. Trying to stop them.
"Jeannie, oh, Jeannie," Jake said and within two steps, she found herself in his arms. "Don't cry."
Jake folded Jeannie into his arms and against him. Jeannie--soft and warm and fragrant, with the subtle scent of lilacs.
"I'm sorry. I'll stop--" But then a sob erupted, ripping the peace of the quiet clinic.
"This is about more than just these poor kittens." His unexpected observation slipped out, but he judged it to be true. "What's wrong, Jeannie?" I can't bear to see you cry. Let me make it right.
"It's just all the orphans in this sad world. I know how that feels--I was one," she whispered.
Me, too. He'd never put this into words. But he had been orphaned too. At least, that was how he'd always felt. A lump in his chest, he tugged Jeannie even closer. "I'm here," he said simply.
So are men naturally romantic? And do you agree that my scene is romantic?--Lyn