Tidal Patterns by Rachelle Paige
Today it's my stop on Tidal Patters blog tour, and I have a guest post by Rachelle Paige about crossing the line from friendship into a relationship, and it is worth it in the end ...
Readers of romance novels love tropes. Some of the most popular tropes in the genre are secret pregnancy, marriage of convenience, and, of course, friends to lovers. I love writing friends to lovers stories. I think this set-up presents a unique opportunity to really explore a deeper connection on an emotional level. The couple will have backstory (maybe going back years) that has complicated their relationship and are now on a precipice toward romance.
In real-life, I think this transition is possible but much more difficult than hitting it off with someone right away. I think a lot of real-life romance revolves around timing. At the beginning of a relationship, when you’re still getting to know someone, you kind of make a decision of how to categorize that person into your life. If someone gets slotted into the friend zone at the beginning, it can be hard to shift them toward something more.
But I love the idea of a friendship to relationship story. I love the idea that your perfect someone has been by your side through hardships and happiness. I love the idea that your partner wants you to succeed more than anyone else and has been rooting for you in the wings of your life for years. While I don’t have experience with this romantic scenario, it is exactly the sort of set-up that has a reader rooting for the happily ever after from the beginning.
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Information about the Book
Title: Tidal Patterns (Golden Shores #1)
Author: Rachelle Paige
Release Date: 12th April 2016
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29515180-tidal-patterns
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CZ2WRYW/
Elizabeth Shaw is the preeminent, and only, wedding planner at the historic beach resort on Jekyll Island. She's sure she'll land the newly created role overseeing all major events. Then she’ll get a raise and won't be forced to leave.
Mark Edwards doesn't need any more stress. He's ready to slow down and enjoy the tiny seaside town he calls home. His boss pushes him to apply for the new management position and he agrees. After a decade in catering, he's sure he can do the events job without any trouble.
Neither counted on the other getting in the way.
Rachelle Paige lives in the Midwest, spending her days taking care of her family and her nights plotting her next story. Setting her books in some of her favorite locales provides the perfect excuse for plenty of research trips.
Catch up with her on twitter @rpaigebooks and her website for the latest news www.rachellepaige.com
A huge thank you to Faye Rogers for inviting me on this tour!
Happy Reading! xo
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