Shannon here: Amy R. Anguish shares the inspiration for a realistic thread in her latest Contemporary Romance, Road Trip for
On e Two. Heads up, this is one of my editing babies and a fun read. Comment or answer the question in any post dated Dec 13th – 26th to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: Dec 24th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Amy:
The Divisiveness of Eating
What is the most divisive argument a couple can have?
I honestly don’t know according to statistics, but I have a theory. Want to hear it?
Where/what to eat.
You know what I mean.
It starts simply enough. One suggests eating out. Or asks what the other wants for dinner. And in a friendly voice, the other replies, “I don’t know. What are you in the mood for?”
It sounds nice, but honestly? It gets old very quickly. Neither wants to make a decision but they don’t like what the other suggests either.
And while it might not break a marriage apart, it’s a constant thorn in its side.
So, I had a bit of fun with it in my latest book. In Roadtrip for Two, Bree and Nathan aren’t married. Instead, they were engaged and are now broken up … but still end up going on a roadtrip together.
As they go about Dallas, the question that comes up again and again is where to eat.
Their first night in town, things are awkward. But they rented a car together, so together they must go to dinner.
“Anything you want to eat?” She tugged her jacket closed as he followed her out into the hallway.
He bit back a sigh. Of all their conversations he’d missed over the last month, the back-and-forth to decide where to eat dinner wasn’t one. Did it ever end? Or did even married people have this much trouble picking a restaurant?
There had to be an easier way to do this.
Food isn’t their only struggle as the week goes along, but it’s one of the more lighthearted ones. One found in just about every couple’s life I’ve ever known.
Question for Readers: What about you? Do you have disagreements over where to eat? Do you find things like this make a romance novel more realistic?
About Amy: Amy R Anguish grew up a preacher’s kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a bossy cat or two. Amy has an English degree from Freed-Hardeman University that she intends to use to glorify God, and she wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good. Learn more & connect:
About the book – Roadtrip for
Recovering from heartbreak is hard when the ex-fiancé tags along.
Dallas, Texas wasn’t in the plans when Bree Henley set out to use the nonrefundable honeymoon tickets from her canceled wedding. Nor was running into ex-fiancé Nathan Hart. But their mutual friends and the weather have other ideas. A hurricane cancels their cruise and Bree decides to turn the disaster into a roadtrip for one, never imagining Nathan would object.
Nathan is furious when he uncovers the plot to get him back with Bree. But he can’t just let her go roaming around the big city of Dallas alone. Though he knows calling off their wedding was the right thing to do, he still cares for Bree. And before he knows what hits him, he’s volunteered to tag along. Suddenly, it’s a trip for two.
Spending the week together might remind them of why they fell in love. But is it enough to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of “til death do us part”?
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