First or third. First or third.
Choosing the POV for a novel is as vital as choosing the, well, the plot, the main character, the story arc, and so on. POV is one of the basic building blocks of a story. Many of the new adult romance novels are written in first-person, but yet the great tradition of romance writing is rooted in the third-person POV. Which is better?
As an example, here’s an excerpt from my upcoming novel CAUGHT UP IN YOU. Here’s the snippet in first person.
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.
With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.