Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books

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2022

Top Ten TuesdayHi, everyone! Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books.

Dislike:

1 Insta-love – life doesn’t even happen that way. It’s unrealistic.

2 Whiny girls – seriously….female authors, especially, are making us look bad. We do NOT act that way

3 pregnancy and marriage by the third book – There’s more to life than getting knocked up and married…..especially by the third book.

4 the army scene – I know it’s horrible, but I’m sick of it. I have nothing against the army, but it’s not working in romance books for the YA or NA genre. It’s too predictable and unoriginal.

5 Lack of originality – Several romance books seem to follow the same layout. I’m sick of reading the same thing over and over again. Authors, please come up with something new and original.

Like:

6 The sexy scenes – I mean, really, who doesn’t like those scenes?

7 LGBTQ romances – I love it when authors branch out and challenge themselves with LGBTQ romances

8 Heart pounding moments – A lot of romance books don’t have these moments. I love the suspense and the tears.

9 Serious contemporary – I usually don’t read contemporary romance because I HATE cheese. Authors such as John Green and Gayle Forman bring about the serious side of writing that I enjoy reading.

10 An older audience – Romance is really more for the older crowd. I like when the writing reflects that.

1 COMMENT

  1. I wish there was a like button so I can like this post. I agree 100% with the insta-love. I just wrote a review on a book that has insta-love and I didn’t like that aspect. I got insulted and hated over it, which led me to write another post on that. But seriously, I can understand the insta-love in teens because they think they are in love but in adults..especially one that is engaged in the story and falls immediately for another…just no..please no.

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