Is there such a thing as love at first sight?
According to science, there is such a thing as love at first sight. When we first meet someone, our brains are busy making a love cocktail with dopamine and oxytocin kicking into high gear. Regardless of what the experts say, I believe at the beginning of a relationship, women may quickly fall in love, while men remain in a quagmire of lust. I’m just saying.
We all remember our first love when every time we were around the person our heart beat faster, our stomach did a flip-flop, and our palms became sweaty. During the early phase of first falling in love, we are floating on cloud nine, consumed with giddy thoughts of our significant other. It’s a great feeling and maybe the happiest time of our lives.
But here’s the thing…I am currently working on a new suspense novel, Rock Bottom, where a couple has moved from falling in love to falling apart. At this point in my story, they are divorced and share custody of their 13-year-old daughter. The arrangement keeps them in constant contact. I make it clear that my main character, Detective Colt Jessup, still has feelings for his ex-wife, Kate. But does she still care for him? If she does, she keeps her feelings under wraps.
Colt is tortured being in her presence, wanting to bring her in his arms, kiss her, sleep with her. But he is afraid of driving her further away by taking the risk of revealing his true feelings. Let’s face it, no one likes rejection. Besides, he has bigger problems like just staying alive as he investigates both a murder and a drug operation. Just part of his job as an undercover vice cop. In my story, I make things difficult for him, sometimes an impossible situation where he must use his wits to get out of the jam he’s in. Stay tuned so you can come along for the ride. Subscribe to Susan’s blog.