… I have mixed feelings about the May/December relationship in romance. Sometimes it works for me and other times it just plain squicks me out.
When I read the above book last weekend, I was reminded of a great post Jen did on this very topic because this story represented one of those times when this theme didn’t work for me.
Thinking about it, I realised my issues came down to the age gap between the protags; one was 24 and the other 49. After all, said the grey cells, how can there be a HEA if one of the guys will probably die first of old age??
It then occurred to me that it could ‘just’ be a HFN, but for some reason this just wouldn’t compute with me for this story. Then I started wondering about what makes a HFN work and that caused my brain to meltdown.
It also led me to believe that this might actually be an instance where it could just be me.
But what about you? How do you feel about the May/December relationship? When are the times it does/n’t work for you?