I#ve been tossing the sword and the shield around for a couple days. Alternating between that and the as yet unnamed Martin/Tamlyn one. My main prob with them both is which POV to use. Then I just read this.
problem solved. Sword and Sheild, altho mainly Tom's story has to open with Suzanne. Maybe have a chapter form each POV there. We'llsee.
And the other one stays in Tamlyn's pov the whole chapter. Aside from one little bit of Martin's.
My problem is I write like a movie. Scenes change depending what the audience see. It's a hard habit to kick, but oh well.
http://behindthegardengate.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-makes-it-romance.html is a good one too. I did that with Sky and both Sara and Luke get well over the 1000 mentions they need. Of course, she spends half the time calling him Leftenant, half to annoy him, half to teach him to pronounce words correctly.