What Does It Contain: The pitch should hone in on the central conflict. The main thing that’s keeping the h/h from achieving his/her goal--and, in romance, usually keeping them apart.
Debra Dixon, whose book GOAL, MOTIVATION AND CONFLICT is something of a basic for romance writers, pointed out at a recent conference that the emphasis should not be on the romance. If you write romance, it’s assumed there’ an HEA. What’s the basic plot point or obstacle/conflict?