Top 10 Things I Like/Dislike in Book Romances
Kel Tuesday, February 10, 2015 top10
Ah, romance! That...thing. >.> Yes...so, here are 5 things I (generally) like in my book romances and 5 things I don't like (with very, very few exceptions).
Subplot: unless I'm in a very particular mood, I like romance as a subplot, not the main plot.
Slow burn: relationships that slowly, believably develop. Slow burn or no burn.
Friendship: romances that start as and continue to be strong friendships
Choice: the couple is together by virtue of a mutual commitment to one another as opposed to "until I 'fall in love' with someone else." There's often a sense of finality to it, like a choice has been made and that's that.
Humor: super serious romance runs the risk of becoming "Romeo & Juliet." Make 'em laugh!
Communication: really, the lack thereof. If two sentences will resolve all the conflict and tension and uncertainty, why wouldn't you say them?! We don't always communicate well in real life, but come on. Complete failure to communicate (for a whole book) often results in contrived conflict adn doesn't reflect well on the characters or the author.
Love triangles: get you burned at the stake.
Insta-love: no trial, no jury, no quarter.
Lust-love: a.k.a. lust that gets called "love." Call it what it is: hormones.
Obsession: Obsessive, stalkish behavior does not a romance make. You hear that, Twilight!
That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which I'm going to law school. :)