October 29, 2021

The Meet-Cute

In a romance novel, how the protagonist and their love interest meet can set up the entire story. Meet-cute is defined as the scene where the people who will form a romantic relationship meet for the first time in a memorable way. 

In A Fairy Godmother's Redemption, Drew Parker meets his future love interest Seraphina Jacobs at Faye's Cafe. Needless to say, she leaves quite the impression...


A young woman, wearing a long black sweater over tight jeans, with thick, shiny blonde hair, stood tapping her foot by the counter. She flipped her hair over her shoulder, and—Drew swore—he saw it move in slow motion. She was old-Hollywood glamorous. He was mesmerized until he heard her speak.

“I asked for a decaf, soy latte with an extra shot and cream. Does this look like—”

Poor Faye. What a rude girl. Drew moved to the counter beside the rude customer and took a sip of her drink. “Tastes fine to me.”

The woman looked shocked. “Huh?”

“Faye’s busy. Why don’t you say ‘thank you’ for your drink and—” He pointed toward the exit.

“I never!” The young woman tossed her hair, turned on her five-inch stiletto heels, and stomped out of the restaurant. An older woman with her grey hair shaped in a stylish bob offered Faye an apologetic look before following her through the swinging door.

Faye burst out laughing, not even trying to hide her mirth. “That was something.”


Their next meeting is under less tense circumstances...

Since Drew and Sera don't instantaneously click, would their introduction be considered a meet-ugly? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Now, I'm off on the writing adventure called NaNoWriMo. Wish me luck, and "see" you in December!

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