Hi, I’m Karen Whiddon. I’m a native New Englander and an honorary Texan. I’ve published over 35 novels, 25 of them with Harlequin, and the other 10 are available on Amazon.com and other online venues.
That said, today I want to talk about something sort of unrelated to my books. Romance in television shows. I don’t know about you, but that’s what keeps me hooked on a particular show. When The Mentalist axed the romance between Grace Van Pelt and Wayne Rigsby, I lost interest in the show. The Following, with its gritty, dark, premise, still has a romance between Ryan Hardy and Claire, which gives me even more reason to watch.
I got to thinking about it. Bones was most fascinating with the dance of will she/won’t she between Booth and Bones. Despite the fact that they’re together now, the writers still keep my interest. NCIS frequently throws in hints of romance – I wonder if Ziva and DiNozzo will ever get together. And Gibbs had a love interest for awhile.
Grimm is another favorite show, though if they don’t give Juliette her memory back soon, they’re going to lose me. I liked the romance between Nick and Juliette, and the way he finally told her what he is.
What about you? Do your favorite shows have romance in them?
The Wolf Prince – Harlequin Nocturne – April 2013
The Millionaire Cowboy’s Secret – Harlequin Romantic Suspense – May 2013
The Lost Wolf’s Destiny – Harlequin Nocturne – September 2013
Texas Secrets, Lovers’ Lies – Harlequin Romantic Suspense – October 2013