I have this weird quirk when it comes to romance: I love betrayal.
I'm not talking cheating, but when a hero does something so wrong that it tears the couple apart—and he has to work hard to pull them back together. That's my favorite part, actually! 😉 Maybe it's because I'm drawn to a hint of the bastard hero, though only if he's redeemable (and seriously motivated). Or maybe it's that I love it when an alpha male willingly humbles himself to win back the woman he loves.
That probably seems odd for someone who absolutely cannot read a book without an HEA, but there it is, my confession!
Here are just a few of my favorite "betrayal" stories:
After the Night (Linda Howard)
Shades of Twilight (Linda again – she's really good at this, and OMG do I love this book!)
Coyote's Mate (Lora Leigh)
MacRieve (Kresley Cole)
What about you? Any confessions about story lines you love and why?