YA author Jo Ramsey here to party! Or at least to hang out and get to know some other great authors, in between deadlines and paperwork.
The main characters in my Reality Shift series are 14 and 16, and while there isn't exactly a romance between them, there's definitely some tension. Shanna Bailey knows she feels more than friendship for Jonah Leighton, but is too worried about rejection to act on it. Jonah has a lot planned for his future, and isn't sure a relationship would fit in.
Which leads to my question for readers. Do you believe teenagers can fall in love? I don't mean "puppy love", but real, genuine, lasting love. When you were a teen, were you in love with someone?