In a recent romance by Lori Foster, she told the story of Drew Black, SBC President of the most prestigious UFC fighting organization out there and his journey into love with the heroine Gillian Noode. The story was hot and definitely due to the characters personalities, very enticing and a thrill ride but early on in the book, we got a glimpse of another character.
One of Drew’s fighters who has a troubled past decides to influence one of the supposed villains in an attempt to change her mind, only he too falls in love with the slightly naive woman. The beauty here is obvious, but for someone like me, it threw me off as a reader but not enough to make me put the book down. This had me thinking, in Forced Pleasure I had a secondary character named Gawith who just happened to be yummy piece of man that stirred Francine’s passion once she made the choice to leave Micah and go chasing tail where she might be wanted.
Thing is, not only did Gawith become part of the final scene, he ended up with his own story If I were so inclined I could actually write another bdsm tale involving Gawith, Micah, Nicholas and Francine over the two year period of his training from Gothy BDSM kid (of legal age!) to a more self confident, intuitive Dominant over Francine.
In fact, I just might do that ;)
How do you feel about secondary characters whether in bondage romances or other stories? Do they help you? Do they annoy you?