Hi, 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.
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.
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.