Who else is a sucker for slow-burn romances? I don’t necessarily mean just in romance novels. Any fiction story with a love interest can benefit from an enticing, tension-filled romance. Just like any sub plot, cultivating a romantic side plot adds depth and emotional appeal to your story. …that is, as long as you do it correctly! Unless you’re writing some kind of soulmate story, you shouldn’t have your characters be strangers one page and madly in love the next….