TTT: Top Things I Dislike About Romances In Books

Posted February 10, 2015 by Wendy in Top Ten Tuesday / 7 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish!

I have certain pet peeves when it comes to romances in books. And I didn’t finish because I’m sick and don’t feel good. So… you get four. 🙂

1. “Hey I just met you, and this is crazy” — it IS crazy. If someone utters the “love” word too soon, it drives me NUTS.

2. Long flowery declarations of love. If it sounds way too out there/formal/poetic then I crinkle my nose at it. I like when declarations of love blend well with the characters themselves.

3. Too much sex. This may be more about NA than YA but if you spend more time naked and locking lips than talking, I can’t buy it. Relationships need to have a good basis!

4. Simple misunderstandings that can be solved by a 10 minute conversation but THEY DON’T TALK. Falls into the “unnecessary drama” category. Drives me up a wall.

What don’t you like about romances in books? (Flip side: what do you like about romances in books?)

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7 responses to “TTT: Top Things I Dislike About Romances In Books

  1. Bee

    I totally agree. I just read the book Crash by Nicole Williams and 1,2, and 4 were all major issues I had with it. These things make a decent story seem awkward, silly and unbelievable. Great Post! <3 Bee

  2. Haha, it is indeed crazy. I can’t believe you just quoted that song though. Now I have to sing it inside my head for the rest of the day…
    Also, I agree with you on the too much sex part. I don’t like erotica and I don’t think sex makes up for a good story.

    Great list 🙂

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

  3. WENDY, THERE IS NEVER TOO MUCH SEX. WHO ARE YOU?!?
    Haha, j/k (kinda…)
    I hate your #1 and #4 too. Simple misunderstandings always feel like drama just for the sake of drama, and I haaaate it. So frustrating.

  4. I agree with all of these too. The novella I just read made me want to scream because there were declarations of love within the whole like 3rd time they spent together. It’s like… what!?

    Totally agree with too much sex. Sometimes I’m like… ok I’m bored. NEXT SCENE. Hahaha.

    I hate miscommunication. It’s so irritating!