Think about a hero in a book and what he might give his loved one for Valentine's Day. Would he hesitate to declare his love? Plunge right in and give something that proves his true love?
In my book Gone to the Dogs, Mike immediately knows Katie is "the one"...especially after she makes it clear she has no intention of staying in KS but want to return to NY. He'd give her a wonderful, sentimental gift for Valentine's Day...or would he? Their whole relationship is a battle of wills. Maybe he'd give her a guidebook of New York just to irritate her!
Katie, while warring over her attraction to Mike and stubborn declaration to return to NY, might soften and give Mike a warm, inviting Valentine's Day gift...in a moment of defeat when she knows she loves him. Or, would she hope to nudge him away with a gift of something so unimportant as a pair of socks?
I'd like to think that both would succumb to the power of love...as they eventually recognize their mutual lust and attraction...and give each other something really sexy, sensuous, and sentimental that declares their love for each other.
Now...what's the worst Valentine's Day I ever had? My first Valentine's Day gift from my husband of four months was a potted plant.
Yes, a potted plant.
Being a practical engineer, logic took over his brain. Cut flowers wilt and die. A potted plant will last. My Mr. Spock made his rational decision, and seemed pleased.
I, on the other hand, was not amused. After much "discussion" on how potted plants were for spring planting and not for Valentine's Day, he changed his "logical" thinking.
From then on, my best Valentine's Days have followed. Cut flowers...that I can enjoy for a week before they get thrown out, or even a box of candy (even when I'm constantly dieting), have been given. He's left Mr. Spock and his logical thinking aside...at least where Valentine's Day is concerned.
So what's you best/worst Valentine's Day experience?
Hope you have many happy and memorable ones!
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