Top Ten Tuesday: Things We Like/Dislike When it Comes To Romances in Books

February 10, 2015 Features & Spotlights 4

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.

This week is Top Ten Things We Like/Dislike When it Comes to Romances in Books! 

I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to forbidden romances! I love the build-up of feelings but I hate that when the finally develop, that the main character are in denial for so long. At some point, I want to squish their heads together and yell JUST KISS ALREADY.

I hate when the romance builds before the book starts. I like to see a relationship progress, and develop with the book. The romance pre-book can be done really well with flashbacks but if there are no flashbacks and a lack of character building, it just doesn’t click for me!

I love cute glances and “accidental” hand-brushing. Like those few cute moments when the romance is just developing, it’s magical!

I hate insta-love! I sorta get insta-lust, and feeling a connection but when you claim that it’s love?! I just don’t buy it.

I love when the romance is resolved by book one! The slow built-up is nice but dang, I just want to see the character together!

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I HATE cheaters. If there is a cheater it instantly drops 4 stars from whatever rating it could have had.

I LOVE  slow burning romances. Two characters who meet and get to know each other before falling head over heels in love.

I LOATHE co-dependency. I get love I do but co-dependency is not love to me. It’s a problem that can seriously destroy a person if the relationship ends.

I ADORE bickering. A little bickering between love interest just makes it seem tangible to me.

I would lOVE to see more dating in romances. It always seems to happen so fast you know? I would love to the build that must happen before I love you’s are said.

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4 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Things We Like/Dislike When it Comes To Romances in Books”

  1. Page @ Never Enough Shelf Space

    Shelly — Yes, insta-love is the worst. It’s almost like an excuse not to develop a character, because half the time you can’t figure out why they love their interest. You’re just expected to blindly say “okay”. I love what you said about forbidden loves; especially if their dilemma spans books… frustrating!

    Octavia — I agree with all your points wholeheartedly. Especially dating. I can’t name one book that I can remember dates from.

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