Romance or lack of it

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Post by Ren B » 07 Aug 2017, 19:15

I was relieved there was no romance between Abigail and Haatim. It was already pointed out that there wasn't enough time in the book for a romance to really begin, and this may very well be why I was relieved. I don't mind romance in books as long as it's believable (to me) and doesn't happen too fast.
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Post by fayetino » 09 Aug 2017, 01:17

I am glad this book did not have any romance in it. Romance would have slowed things down and I really liked how fast paced this book was. With all the action already taking place romance would have been an unnecessary addition.
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Post by Anjum » 12 Aug 2017, 04:15

The story would be still good without romance but I don't mind some romantic twists as long as it doesn't feel forced or creepy.
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Post by IanYanny » 29 Sep 2017, 01:59

kandscreeley wrote:I don't mind a romance developing, but it isn't necessary for the story either. I'm uncertain in this instance whether I would enjoy a romance between Haatim and Abigail or not.
I agree with this. There are some stories that doesn't need romance added on it.
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Post by catiarato » 02 Oct 2017, 14:21

I would prefer that a romance between the two wouldn't appear. A great friendship, yes. I like that. Too many books put the main characters together, it's too much of a cliché.
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Post by ADustCoveredBook » 05 Oct 2017, 02:08

I like that there isn't a romance in the book. It would be refreshing for a deep friendship and partnership in the future without adding an affair.
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Post by Cheshire » 28 Oct 2017, 23:38

I see that there is no tag of romance on Raven's Peak. Maybe in his 2 books? I dunno. But this makes it more intriguing and interesting to read the entire series.
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Post by babathoust » 20 Nov 2017, 15:58

Maybe not a love story, but some connection more than just the basic gratitude should have occurred even slightly in my opinion. Even in their thoughts. I feel I would have enjoyed the book even more.

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Post by Harrygx3 » 09 Feb 2018, 08:18

If I like the characters then yes I love romance between them but if not I prefer it to be non-existent. :lol:

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Post by mamalui » 18 Mar 2018, 15:26

To me the book was enjoyable just as it was, and strangely enough I didn't even picture a romance between the two characters. Nor did I miss it...
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Post by KRay93 » 29 Mar 2018, 10:27

If there is chemistry among the protagonists, it makes sense to establish a loving relationship between them. Now, putting them together just for the sake of putting them together is unconvincing. In the case of Raven's Peak, they have just met and spent a couple of days together, so it makes sense that their "thing" remains in a simple friendship. I haven't read the sequels, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of a future romance...

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Post by Cswrawr » 08 Apr 2018, 13:01

To be honest, I didn't really think about the fact that there wasn't even a hint of a romance between Abigail and Haatim but now that you mention it, I appreciate that the book didn't go there. If they had hooked up, I feel it would have been solely because it was expected and it's quite fun seeing examples of men and women who are able to remain friends without it having to go further. I kind of hope it's not taken further in the sequels.

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Post by simplymica26 » 15 Jun 2018, 02:59

I don't really mind if they develop romance on the next book. Though from the first one, I don't think it is needed as the character's role is developing and Haatim is still looking on which path he is going to. He has some confusion with his family that need to be resolve. And as for Abigail, I don't think it will come to her mind as she has lots on her plate to think about.

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Post by Zaza Zu » 19 Jun 2018, 17:00

mamalui wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 15:26
To me the book was enjoyable just as it was, and strangely enough I didn't even picture a romance between the two characters. Nor did I miss it...
I couldn't agree more :)

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Post by mamalui » 16 Jul 2018, 10:28

Zaza Zu wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 17:00
mamalui wrote:
18 Mar 2018, 15:26
To me the book was enjoyable just as it was, and strangely enough I didn't even picture a romance between the two characters. Nor did I miss it...
I couldn't agree more :)
Thanks Zaza.
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