My husband and I have an ongoing debate about whether certain things are romantic or not (buying flowers, meals out, taking your own wine glass to the kitchen at bedtime…)
One of our occasional disagreements is over the Roy Orbison song ‘Drove All Night’.
For anyone who doesn’t know the song it’s about a bloke who decides he misses his girlfriend/wife/partner so drives to her/their house through the night. He arrives in the morning (no mention of pausing for a shower after a six r seven hour car journey)and wakes her up for sex. He is proud of this fact.
I’m fairly sure that you can tell from my synopsis which side of the debate I come down on.
Stopping someone having a lie in because you were feeling horny is not something to be proud of.
‘I drove all night, crept in your room, woke you from your sleep, to make love to you.’
Umm… no. That’s you feeling entitled to a reward for unasked for spontaneity.
Try driving all night, creeping in with a pot of tea (and a bacon sandwich if you’re really pressed for time), leaving it by the bed then GOING AWAY FOR HALF AN HOUR.
Then you might be in with a shot (bonus points if you make a start on tidying the kitchen while you’re waiting).
Anyway, here’s the video, which is pretty cool.
I’m unlikely to ever use it as a book inspiration because I promise that whatever my heroes do to show their devotion it will never involve interrupting sleep.
Tell me your least romantic romantic gestures?
On the subject of romance, next month is Valentine’s Day. I’ll be running a special giveaway for a chance to win a copy of The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge so watch this space.