Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
February 10: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books (can do a full list or split it up in likes/dislikes or even things you want to see MORE of in romances in fiction)
What I do Like
A gentleman. It's nice to have a "bad" boy in the book, but I think it is important to let women know how they SHOULD be treated. I love when I read a book and the girl is treated with respect!
Love that is quotable. I LOVE quotes I have posts that are dedicated to book quote tattoos. I want to truly FEEL the characters love, and when an author is talented enough to throw in lines that sound like poetry I freak out and start debating on making it a tattoo, have it embroider on pillows, putting it on a hoodie, anything and everything. Don't hate!
Pay off to the build up Lets be real if I am going to read 365 pages of angst and build up, there better be an epic romance play out. No I don't mean I want a 50 Shades of Grey book, but I also don't want "and he kissed me and everything melted away. When he pulled away I looked at him and knew he was mine....the end" I want a JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT kind of romance going on know what I mean?
A happy ending contemporary romance. If I am reading contemporary romance I HAVE to have a fluffy, happy, and funny type of book. I pick up contemporary romance to get me in a good lovey mood. I NEED a happy ending. Ex: Anna and the French Kiss series, Losing it, etc. ANY RECCOMANDATIONS????
What I DONT Like
Insta love. Enough said.
No payoff. I want to see the couple as a actually couple!!! I hate when they FINALLY get together, and then we get only 20 pages of them actually together and then the book ends.
Sequel Separation It is so annoying that we ALWAYS know that in the second book there will be drama and separation between the couple. I mean we FINALLY get them together and the end of book one, and book two they have drama and breakups. CANNOT I NOT HAVE A HAPPY COUPLE FOR A CHANGE? At least give me one book to fall in love with the actually couple and not just the thought of them being together.
I Want More
Romance books from the male characters perspective.
A bad girl turned good for love instead of always a bad boy turning good I get it, many of us love the bad boy in the book because we don't usually go for that type of man, and its fiction, but why does it always have to be the guy who is bad? Why cant we read more books about the lead female being the bad one and meeting a nice guy that helps her change her ways?
MORE gentleman lead roles I've already said yes I love the bad boys in books, but I do think that it is important to have gentleman lead roles especially in YA.
I really liked this Top Ten Tuesday I am so excited to see everyone's list! Let me know what you love, hate, and want more of in romance books in the comments or leave your link =) As always if you are a new follower please let me know so you can make my day!
Happy reading ya'll,