Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The New Romance

I'll admit it with no shame: I am a voracious reader of romance novels. More specifically, historical romance novels. Ye Olde Bodice Rippers, if you will. I love reading about the falling-in-love process, especially when the author is good and there are believable roadblocks to make the story more enjoyable. And I won't lie - the sex is frequently quite awesome!

But, apparently, a new era has been ushered in! Echoing the timeless "lord falling for the governess" and "Duke enchanted by a bluestocking nobody", we now have the digital age paradigm: "Blogger falls for a commenter".

The meeting of minds was made first - a new order in and of itself - in that he found her blog and decided to follow it and comment regularly. He made several overtures, the main one being a date invitation including his Social Security Number so that she could check him out and feel safe. The date occurred, but she still held herself aloof. He persisted, and eventually they came together and embarked on an actual relationship. There was much back-and-forth on the blog, and numerous hints were dropped. In the end, the revelation was that he proposed and she accepted!

Maybe not the most whirlwind and epic love story, but definitely one for this age! I couldn't be happier for them.

And for those reading further, here is the blog post breaking down the NYT story as it actually was on her blog:

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/04/let-me-supply-missing-links-for-that.html

All the best, you two!

5 comments:

Gemel said...

How beautiful, let us hope that it is a case of happy-ever-after for them :-)

Leilani said...

I just read two good ones (pretend the quotes are underlines): "Sizzle and Burn" by Jayne Ann Krentz and "The Third Circle" by Amanda Quick. Both are part of her Arcane House series and are, of course, very well done.

Tammy said...

I love romance! My favorite is "Passion" by Lisa Valdez. It's so hot I had to stop and fan myself a few times. Ok, may be not, but you get what I mean!

Trina said...

Mom - I think I *finally* unearthed one of the Amanda Quick novels I borrowed from you! It's definitely one of hers, and I'm pretty sure it's yours ;~D

Tammy - thanks for the rec! That looks really good, and has been added to my wishlist! And if you aren't reading this blog:

http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/

you really should start! Lots of good recommendations, and tons of excellent (and entertaining) romance discussion!

Leilani said...

Which A.Q. book did you find???