The first big crisis in my current novel involves money. The heroine is accused of being a gold digger. That doesn’t sit very well with a woman who was left financially destitute by a deceased husband, and who has spent the past five years building a solid and successful graphic arts business.
She never, never, never is going to rely on a man again, especially not for money.
Of course, it is a man who makes the accusation. The hero’s son, no less. Needless to say, it causes problems between the two love birds. Here's a picture of the bad boy - he has a nasty look about him, doesn't he?
One of the ways the hero woos his lady love back is through music, an appreciation and hobby they share, though their musical tastes are vastly different. He learns this song for her, and explains to his son that it's a hippie song from his youth.
Then he sends her the sheet music, and she takes it with her to a music lesson. Both feel the words to the bone. It would be easier to try and catch the wind than find their way back to each other.
But, of course, they do and before long… marriage.
And more trouble.