Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scenes I’d Like to See in a Romance #8

The heroine is a 30 year old widow who has just decided to call off the relationship and confront the hero.

“John, as much as I love you, I couldn’t withstand the pain of losing another husband. We can’t go on. I think this is the last time we should see each other.”

“I think you're right, Mary, and I appreciate your honesty.”

“You do?”

“Absolutely. I’m a businessman. I’m trained to think in terms of risk/reward ratios. You must ask yourself:  is the risk worth the reward?”

"I must?”

"I love you enough Mary to give my life protecting yours. Mine is the ‘no greater love’ type of love mentioned in the Bible.”

“It is?”

“Yes it is, Mary. But your love will not allow you to risk even the possiblity of being hurt again. That’s not much of a love.”

“But I do love you.”

“We must love ourselves before we can love others. I deserve a full love from the one I devote my life to. Not a partial love. You have opened my eyes to what I didn’t see before. We are not right for each other. When you find your true love, you will risk anything. Even your very life. The risk will be well worth the reward and you will know it without thinking. It will be a certainty in your soul. Have a nice life Mary. I will pray for you to find happiness.”

Black moment.


  1. Oh, oh, Vince, please let me know if there ever is a book like this! Would love to read this book!

    Marlena, your poor broken quotation key!

  2. Hi Marlena:

    I think this would make a good black moment. How would the heroine get the hero back? I really would like to read this story.


  3. Hi Nas Dean:

    Maybe a writer will write this argument. It's ideal for a Love Inspired. This leaves a lot of room for the heroine to grow. It could happen.