Elizabeth: Meet Cute

It seems we’re in the midst of an unofficial Love-at-First-Sight week here on the blog.  After reading Jeanne and Jilly’s posts earlier today, I started thinking about the “first sight” (meet cute) the characters in my favorite books have of each other.

In the perennial favorite Lord of Scoundrels, Jessica and Dain meet in an antique shop.  They both do their best to keep their cool despite clearly feeling lust-at-first-sight.  Dain experiences such a massive shock to his system that it disorders his thinking so much that he never really recovers–a wonderful start that had me eager to find out what would happen next.

In Jennifer Crusie’s Welcome to Temptation, Phin meets Sophie, a stranger in town, when he stops by the farmhouse to make sure she and her sister aren’t causing trouble or filming porn.  Neither Phin nor Sophie want to have anything to do with each other, but reading their initial interaction is like watching two magnets trying to keep away from each other.  You just know they’re going to fail at that and wind up together, and that it’s going to be fun to watch. Continue reading