Who doesn't love a good romance?
There's some form of gorgeous scenery, and a pair of uber-attractive folks who fall in love with each other, and then comes the conflict. There must be some reason it's hard for them to be together: they fight too much and can't admit their love, there are miles between them, families don't approve, aliens attack and whisk one of the lovers away. Whatever.
In the end, of course, they find a way to be together and either are married or "committed" to each other in a state of pure bliss.
Now on to real life. For most of the married population of the world, that wooing or courting stage lasted a short while. Maybe a few months to a few years. Then the married part of life ensued which we hope lasts for about 50 or more years.
So here's my question. If courting is such a tiny part of our romantic lives, why are most romances based on that? Is it because the bulk of married life is just too darn boring to make a story out of? I don't think so.
Is it possible to write a GOOD romance about a couple who is already married?
I don't mean a suspense novel or a history lesson or anything like that where their love is just kind of laced in. I mean a true romance novel where it's entirely about their being together.
Have you read one?
Come on, let's get some comments going here! I want your opinions.