But, the friend-to-lover scenario doesn’t always work. Diane and Sam’s love never really made it out of the Cheers' bar. They were on-again, off-again, on-again, and then she was permanently off the show, and that pretty much finished that relationship.
Buffy and Angel? Here’s what: when a guy turns evil—I mean from Hell evil—after you’ve had sex, I’m thinking that’s not a relationship with legs.
Rachel and Ross? Okay, seriously, don’t you think the producers of Friends had that one planned for a ratings bonanza? Kind of forced the issue, don’t you think?
This is classic Nora, because it’s all about relationships and family. She weaves the characters and their interactions with each other in such a way that you almost wish you were part of the family. Yes, there are ups and downs, but that’s what family and relationships are all about. They’re real; they’re messy and filled with lots of love. If you enjoy contemporary romance, I recommend fluffing up the cushion of your favorite reading chair, and starting at the beginning with the first book, Vision in White.
But back to my question. Can best friends have sex? If you can remember when a boy threw frogs down your back, would it disqualify him from romancing you?
Maria Lokken is an avid romance reader and an award winning television producer.
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