Showing posts with label romance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label romance. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Why people love the twisted relationship between Jorge & Paige Hernandez ❤️

A reader once referred to Jorge Hernandez and Paige NoΓ«l as 'the twisted couple of the literary world' but is this why fans love such an unconventional couple?

I think that once upon a time, we saw mostly too good to be true couples in television and books but somewhere along the way, perhaps we moved to the other extreme, where couples appeared to have a lot of issues. With Jorge and Paige, I've attempted to create a couple that has problems but still manage to contain some of the 'magic' that we love to see in fictional relationships. There's a strong, almost instant connection between the two that is fascinating and yet, they strive to deal with daily issues most couples have such as dealing with children, jealousy and worrying about your partner's safety. (granted, the latter probably is compounded by the fact that they don't exactly have the most traditional lifestyles)

The couple met in a very unconventional manner in my book, The Devil is Smooth Like Honey. Despite the dangerous circumstances, Jorge was immediately attracted to Paige and boldly made her aware of his feelings. Although she was hesitant, the two ended up sharing a glass of wine and had a very unexpected, whirlwind romance that quickly led to marriage. Although this isn't the kind of thing that I usually write about, there was just something so uncharacteristic about Jorge Hernandez being in this kind of situation that made me want to explore it. This storyline developed a part of his personality that countered his usual, violent and heartless reputation, allowing readers to see another side of him.

As for Paige, it was interesting to see how someone who was calm, balanced and yet very dangerous, would react to the bold, abrupt Mexican because their personalities could've easily clashed. However, both find comfort and are fascinated by the others' personality. Perhaps part of the intrigue is the fact that they demonstrate how two, vastly different people can bond over their similarities and mutual respect, despite their many differences.




Thursday, September 13, 2018

Love, Romance and Fictional Couples ❤️

A romance writer, I am not, however you will find some love connections in a few of my books, specifically my most recent series involving a group of gangster-type personalities. This may not seem like the most natural place to find such characters but then again, isn't that what makes things a little bit more interesting?

Someone once commented on how Jorge Hernandez and Paige NoΓ«l-Hernandez were the 'twisted couple' of the literary world and I certainly can't argue with that point. The couple showed up in The Devil is Smooth Like Honey and have continued to be together in A Devil Named Hernandez and And the Devil Will Laugh. The pair didn't exactly meet in the most conventional manner (I don't want to spoil the surprise πŸ˜‰) but because of their shared attraction to depravity, their connection was a natural one.

What I love about this couple is that they are equals. Both are strong, vicious and slightly sadistic in their ways but there is also a soft side; Paige meditates and does yoga while Jorge has been known to have a very soft spot with his daughter, Maria. The couple is vastly different in personality. Jorge is loud, obnoxious and blunt whereas Paige is soft, quiet and calmer, however, this is what makes them work. They balance each other out yet neither feels the need to change the other. Perhaps this is why people find them so endearing.