What is romance? Is it candlelight dinners? Chocolates and roses? Special places? Special events? To me, romance is none of those things. To me, romance is moments. The moments you have that you have a certain connection that is romance. These moments can be made from laughs to arguments to the gifts you get or places you go, and it is the connection we get when in these moments that make romance bloom if we allow it. I like to keep this in mind when I write my romance books. Because in a romance novel, the journey, the reason for two people to be together is so much more important to the story than ending together. It’s all about the journey and where it takes the people in the story. That is what makes a great romance story.