Thursday, 30 March 2017

Favourite Romance Plots in One Sentence

The muse was suffering plotter's block, so I asked my Facebook friends for their favourite romance plots in one sentence. I have to say the first one from Angel Martinez proved to be one of the most popular. If you are having plot block, I hope this stirs the bunnies.

  • Everybody dies!
  • Meeting by chance.
  • Amnesia.
  • People thrown together by something dangerous fall in love.
  • She fell in love with her priest, became a world class dominatrix, and made some obscenely sexy friends. (Done and dusted already)
  • Stubborn alpha meets strong omega.
  • When they really don't think they'll ever fall in love again after their partner dies but someone comes along and changes all that.
  • Poor boy/guy finds love with medium to rich incomed boy/guy and hopefully live happily ever after... with lots of fun and kink.
  • Angsty young folks that have sparks fly.
  • Dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs... who don't die!
  • Mortal enemies forced to marry for peace, fall in love (another popular one)
  • They met, fell in love, changed, and were together for life.
  • When all hope is lost, love saves the day.
  • Incorrect assumptions by looks & mannerisms & assumed physical abilities.
  • Love packages that are unwrapped & contain a whole different gift!!
  • They have to pretend to be a couple. They are a couple, but have to relearn each other all over again due to injury or amnesia. They are thrown together by circumstances and welded together by danger. (someone didn't see the one sentence part)
  • Two heroes who despise each other have to work together while fighting the fact that maybe they don't hate each so much after all.
  • Two imperfect people finding they are in fact perfect for each other.
  • Mature grumpy/stubborn colleagues thrown together.
  • Older heroes with kids.
  • A normal everyday law enforcement type gets partnered with a handsome, infuriating, jerk.
  • Older teacher falls for younger student. - this one has some issues but I know it's popular.
  • Love happens regardless of the challenges standing in their way. 
  • An outsider / loner who finds love.
  • Younger and older guy get together.
  • Parted lovers brought together again.
  • And then the murders began. (I've just written that)
  •  Anything with two dudes.
  • Revenge love or revenge sex.
  • Some situation arises that isolates the two main characters together, away from society for most of the book, forcing them to get to know and fall for each other.
  • He's broken, but I'll fight the world to give him a chance to heal.
  • It turns out that he's an alien/shifter/vampire/other magical creature, they save each other from the horrible bad guy, they fall in love while doing it, the good guys win, and they all lived happily ever after.
  • Boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy turns into shifter and eats his competition, boy gets boy back.
  • They fell in love, faced down censure, then saved the world.
  • They take on impossible odds and between battles discover they hold each other in unusually high regard.
  • Two guys who don't like each other forced together by circumstances.
  • I walk into a swingers club and... 
  • Two people find love, trust and hope in each other and make it through tough times together, because their love is stronger than anything else.
  • You two people are not allowed to be together for some reason or another, but you totally HAVE to be together.
  • Don't care as long as there's torture. (this is romance?)
  • Two guys see each other while hunting out books in a small book shop
  • Unrequited love and double misunderstandings.
  • Fall in love but are separated due to forces against nature...still their love is immortal--titanic, city of angels, old yeller...
  • Enemies thrown together find mutual understanding, or enemies hate that they find each other attractive, lose control and fall into bed, and eventually re-evaluate and discover their mutual dislike is pointless so they can enjoy each other and fall in love.
  • Two men start talking in bar in London about "Split Enz", well into their 18th year as married couple!
  • Two people are honest with each other and this enables them to get through whatever difficulties are operating to keep them apart. 
  • Snark, bickering and quarrelling. 
  • A misunderstanding causes Alpha type to mistrust their Omega type mate and he has to grovel for putting him through all the pain. 
  • Boy meets boy.
  • Two single dads meet at the school gate.
  • Newcomer finds heart of gold in grumpy reluctant hero in pressured situation.
  • Repairing the damage done by the past.
  • She's a brilliant eccentric, he likes complicated.
  • "I never realized I love you...huh."
  • Secret baby.
  • So I meet this cute guy and...
  • May/December.
  • My boyfriend dumped me right before we were supposed to meet my family at Christmas and I'm going to blackmail you into pretending to be him so I don't have to deal with my family thinking I can't keep up a relationship, even though they're totally right.
  • Best friends who finally realize they need to stop looiking elsewhere for their life love it was them all along.
  • Boy meets boy/man meets man and falls in love, although they have to work for their HEA.
  • There were two people who hated each other very much.
  • Forbidden love or star-crossed lover who find a way to be together despite everything working against them.

1 comment:

  1. Number five is very specific and has already been written, and very well at that :) I love the list. If I ever run out of ideas I'll know where to look.

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