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I loved the idea of this one and I decided to split them up this week. I will be doing 5 things I like and 5 things I dislike. I know, pretty self-explanatory but decided to say it anyway :)
Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books
1. Happy Endings
There are so many books out there that give great happy ending that leave you feeling good and cheerful for the rest of the day. Those are the romances that I love.
2. Gradual Love
Instant love seems to be the new thing in books. They see each other and already they want to get married and be together forever. I like the books that they meet, feel a connection, and throughout the book work on a long and happy romance together.
3. Love not based on size, shape, gender, or color
I am a firm believer in loving who ever you want. Most books have characters that are attractive and skinny. I like to read books that deal with LGBT loves as well as romances that bud no matter if they are different races or that one is over weight. It shows that it really is about the personality.
4. Romances that bloom from life experiences
I love when a romance forms between two people that are going through hard times in their lives. I like seeing that they are different in way, go to each other out of support and this love blooms out of it. It tends to feel so real like you are watching a friend fall in love or you could feel yourself falling in a similar circumstance. They tend to form a bond that is unbreakable and it is wonderful and heartwarming.
5. Old Fashioned Proposals
I am a very old fashioned girl in many aspects. One of my favorite things in a book is when usually in the epilogue they either give you an ending that lets you know how they end up years down the road and you see they are still happy or when they have the male propose to the girl. I like seeing the happy ending where they finally admit they are in a relationship but I still really love relationships that you follow when they are in a relationship and how it blossoms out. Sometimes I read companion series just to read about the characters that popped up in the books before to see if I can find out if they are still together or not.
6. Romance not working out
I have been reading books recently that I am afraid to read because they tend to end at the end of the book. I don't want to spend hours reading a book to find out the love interests within the pages split up or something happens. I wanted them together, that is why I read the book.
7. Instant Love
sigh....this annoys me. I hate books that put a romance that they when they meet they right away want to get married and start a family. Especially when those love interests are just teenagers. I understand that people have chemistry right away, but I feel it takes time to really fall in love with that person as well. I don't believe in it taking years or anything but at least a couple of weeks before marriage is brought up.
8. Boyfriend/Girlfriend Snatchers
I don't like reading books when the girl or boy is already in a relationship and is being chased or chasing someone else. I understand if they aren't really happy and they find someone by chance and it happens, but when they are going out of their way to either take the person from someone else or leading someone on while they have someone already. If you aren't happy, leave the person and then go find someone else. If that someone has someone else, be their friend, and if they end their relationship down the road then pursue it. But to go out of your way to end something is just wrong.
9. Playing Hard to Get
This kind of goes with the way I feel with #8 above. I hate books that have bitchy or jerkish characters. They feel they are too good for the other one. So they treat them like dirt yet they still go after them anyway. At the end they tend to find out it is true love, but all the pain and emotional trauma to get there is just exhausting and leaves you pissed off.
10. Porno Scenes in YA
I read a lot of YA. I hate that most books in Young Adult literature is becoming a porno. I know there is NA and actual Erotica novels and that is fine. I have read Fifty Shades of Grey and enjoyed it, but that doesn't mean it has to be in every book. I think kids are becoming so sexual anymore because they can't get away from it. Parents tend to talk about their own sex lives right in front of them, movies have it all in it, and now even books made for younger adults and teens are filled with it too. I don't mind when it hints that they have had sex, but to put full on descriptive scenes in a book made for teenagers is just ridiculous.
Well, that's my list for the week! Hope you all enjoy!
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