Discussed: "Get rid of the Alice-Bob-Claire triangle, and it's still a pretty decent murder mystery."
Conversed: "Is this a sophisticated mystery novel, or a piece of fluffy Chick Lit?"
Deconstructed: As a general rule of thumb, if the plot is something other than romance, then the focus of the story should be on whatever the main plot is about. Otherwise, the story suffers too much Padding, and the audience might come down with Arc Fatigue or Ending Fatigue.
Reconstructed: The main story and the romance become intertwined. The main story is an adventure, but The Power of Love is also a central theme and element of it: the perils of the adventure test the bond between the characters, and their capacity to grow to love each other gives them the strength and determination to press on. Without that, the conflicts that bare relevance to the story's themes cannot be resolved.
Intended Audience Reaction: The authors were fed up with Die for Our Ship fans, so they had a romantic plot take over the work just to make fun of them.