What Roman and April Can Teach Us About Relationships
My book, “The Divinity Bureau,” comes out September 21st. It’s a dystopian romance about a forbidden love between a young activist and a government employee, set in a world where a government bureau decides who lives and who dies by random selection.
Roman and April have an interesting dynamic. April is the outspoken daughter of a politician. She’s bold, brash, and not afraid to take control of a situation. Roman, on the other hand, is her opposite. He’s an IT technician for The Divinity Bureau, a government agency that’s in charge of controlling overpopulation by deciding who lives and who dies. He’s sweet, intelligent, gentle – and he is absolutely head over heels in love with April.
I started writing The Divinity Bureau when I was nineteen years old, and it was based on what I knew about relationships. At the time, that knowledge was limited to romance books and one long-term relationship that ended in tears.
Yet while romance novels are famous for coming up with