any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance
I'm participating in the A-Z challenge this month. So my first post is this--Abstinence (specifically that long, slow roll between when love interests meet and the actual hook-up.)
I love this. I will turn page after page, wanting, waiting, being teased then disappointed then encouraged again...until finally...I have to wait for book two, then three, then four.
Keeping your main characters from getting what they want, especially when what they want is another person.
The sweet, painful, longing.