Most people I know brush off Valentine's Day as 'too American' and would rather save their anniversary date as the day for celebration. But personally, I am happy to add another event into the calendar. Surely there's nothing wrong with a little extra love and romance on February 14.
In my novella, The View from Here, a good chunk of the story takes place on Valentine's Day. Millie is feeling the strain of being single on such a romantic day, yet agrees to be part of a secret flash mob organised by her best friend's soon-to-be fiancé. When her fabulous back kick accidentally takes down the bad guy, Millie discovers the real reason why sexy plumber Adam dumped her all those weeks ago. There's a whole lot of love in the air and Valentine's Day ends up being far removed from the depressing night she'd anticipated.
As a writer I've always got an ear out listening to the way people talk about romance and love. It's interesting to realise that everyone is so different in the way they express affection. Some make phone calls to their loved one several times a day, while others constantly text. Flowers seem to make a lot of women happy, but for many, a simple hug is enough.
In relationships I think it's important for each person to feel respected and appreciated and Valentine's Day is a good excuse to show your partner how much they mean to you. Personally, flowers work for me, so if you're reading this hubby, there's the hint!
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Happy Valentine's Day!