What’s the most unique or romantic marriage proposal you’ve ever heard?
As a romance author, I strive to find creative ways for my romantic leads to pop the question. An engagement is an important part of the plot and the relationship, and I want to make it special.
I just finished reading the fun and sexy romantic suspense novel Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard. The more Jaine and Sam insult each other, the more they fall in love. It makes sense that Sam’s proposal isn’t sweet and gooey.
Sam: “I love you Jaine Bright. Will you marry me?”
Jaine: “No way in hell!”
After more insults Jaine remembers she’s had three failed engagements.
Jaine: “I don’t do really well with engagements. Gives the guy too much time to think.”
Sam: “I’m skipping the engagement part. We’re not getting engaged; we’ll just get married.”
Jaine: “In that case, yes I’ll marry you.”
Ha ha! I love a proposal that fits the characters’ personalities.
And then there’s the great scene in Pretty Woman when Edward Lewis, scared of heights, climbs up the fire escape to propose to prostitute-with-a-heart-of-gold Vivian:
*sighs* There’s a point in The Conduct Series when Grant comes up with a VERY unique location to propose to Sophie. No spoilers!
What’s your favorite real or fictional proposal?
Is it Monday again? Waah! Time for the Meet an Author Monday to cheer me up, hosted by Lisa Sanchez: