...I rarely read romance novels. I have spates of them, now and then -- they attack like swarms of bees. At twelve, I read through an entire bookshelf of Barbara Cartlands -- each ending in an innocent kiss, promising wedded bliss to come...Thanks for inviting me to participate, Nicole! Really fun project! And thanks to Nilofer, Jed, and Dan, who offered crit on very short notice. :-) They made it better.