Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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

 Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

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

LIKES:

1. Unconventional Romances.  I love it when two people who don't seem to have anything in common end up together.

2. The Slow Burn Romance.  I love it when the payoff isn't until the end of the book.

3. Confidence in Romance.  I don't like it when someone spends a lot of time obsessing about how they "aren't good enough" to be with the other person.  So I love it when either side has confidence in themselves and in being with the other person.

4. Schexy Times.  I admit it.  I like a good steamy scene here and there.

5. Love Triangles that work.  A love triangle can really add tension and intrigue if done well and with purpose.


DISLIKES:

6. Miscommunication or misunderstandings.  I cannot stand it when a relationship's problems could easily be fixed if they would just freaking talk to each other!

7. When the protagonist obsesses over physical features.  I can only hear so much about eye color, physique, lips, hair, whatever.  I'm more interested in their personality.

8. Jealousy.  Not a fan in real life or in book life.

9. Cheesy Dialogue.  If it makes me cringe or roll my eyes, I get annoyed.

10. Love Triangles that don't work.  Don't add a secondary (or tertiary) love interest just to create drama.  If your book needs it to keep it interesting, then maybe you should reconsider the plot. 


-SHANNON-




3 comments :

  1. Yes to all of this! I hate awkward dialogue and unless a love triangle is really well done, I usually hate them.

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  2. Yes! Slow burn is my favorite, but that confidence thing? I've realized recently that it's like a requirement for me to really believe in a relationship. It just doesn't seem...realistic? Believable? When one person (almost always a guy) is super into another person (almost always a girl) and she just doesn't understand why dithers about why she sucks etc. I think it's because I don't have any friends who feel that way about themselves and are also in any form of relationship for longer than a few weeks.

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    1. Right? I mean, everyone has their insecurities. But I really dislike it when the outcast girl catches the eye of the captain of the football team and she worries the entire time about how she can't believe he likes her! Have a little confidence in yourself. Another thing I don't like is when the popular girl likes a "nerdy" boy and constantly talks about it. Especially if said nerdy boy isn't really that much of a nerd. But I married a nerd soooo

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