Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Broke And The Bookish.
Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike In Romance Books
Sexual Tension- A slow build up, with good sexual tension is to me what a good romance is all about. It could just be a furtive glance here and there, or the way he smiles at her when she says something that amuses him.
Childhood Friends who fall in love- There is just something so adorably cute about a boy and a girl who have been friends for ages, and that moment when they finally realise that they’re actually in love with the other person .
Witty and Sarcastic Banter- I just love it when the guy and girl banter, it adds to the sexual tension. Especially when they are both under the pretence that they don’t like the other person, but we all know their true feelings.
Same sex relationships- I feel like more YA romance needs to have same sex relationships. I know it’s not for everyone and there are many different views on homosexuality, but I like that it’s starting to become a bit more mainstream in YA.
Overbearing/ overprotective Men- Ok so this is also one of my likes, but it just has to be done right. There’s a fine line between protective male and domineering jerk.
Love Triangles- Sigh, I feel like this was a real trend a few years back, but fortunately it seems like YA romance has started to veer away from this annoying plot twist.
Damsel In Distress- There is nothing worse than a girl who needs to be saved all the time….it’s called natural selection for a reason. The odd occasional saving is fine , but I prefer it when the girl is badass, and can stand on her own two feet.
Insta Love- This one’s probably going to be on many peoples list. I just hate it when the main characters first meet and it’s all googly eyes and racing hearts. I mean Bitch please, you don’t even know this boy…Grrr.
What do you like/dislike in Romance books?
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