Monday, June 20, 2011


Friendships forged in the midst of adversity are bound together with iron chains. If it's a true life and death survival situation, then those chains may even be titanium. 

Classic romance stories revolving around such situations are perennial favorites--especially those stories that isolate the h/h from all assistance, thus necessitating their dependence on each other.

One of my favorite books in this genre is a book written back in the late 70's or early 80's by Marlys Milhiser...Willing Hostage. It's a story of mistaken identity and survival in the wilderness while pursued by several different groups of bad guys. Ah, yes. And the h/h have a cat. Named Goodyear. At least once a year I read Willing Hostage.

Another fairly recent favorite is Ice by Linda Howard. It's the tale of a couple trapped by a ferocious ice storm in a house with two psycho meth addicts. Talk about some scary stuff!

Whatever the danger, the act of working together to survive creates a bond that can't be broken. When the survivors also have sexual attraction between them, that bond is even stronger. 

I call such stories survivor stories. What about you? Do you like survivor stories? And if so, what are some of your favorites?



  1. I don't think I've ever read survivor stories, but I'll have to check some out! :)

  2. Oh, I'm a sucker for survival love!It's what I read and what I love to write.

  3. Survivor stories are always great to read...As for faves...I don't really have any....

  4. Hmm, Willing Hostage. I'm going to have to check that one out.