I want to be:
- Thoroughly entertained: I mean, this is fiction after all. I like some elements of GTFOH where they do that at? mixed with oh, yeah, I can see that happening sprinkled with a healthy dose of swoon…if only…
- Transported to a place I’ve never been: And I’m not necessarily talking about some exotic locale. This could be a simple as a sprawling farm in bumfuck Nebraska, or as mundane as a rock star on a tour bus, or as romantic as a seaside escape on the Pacific coast. I love when authors introduce me to places and experiences that I may have only heard of or seen on TV, but never actually seen people who look like me have a life there or do things that I never would have imagined.
- Emotionally impacted: Yeah, I can read the newspaper if I want to be emotionally impacted too, but don’t writers write because they want to affect their readers in some way emotionally? I want to fall in love with these characters. I want to hate the villain. I want the couple to have their HEA.
Now I’m not saying every book I read has to have every one of these elements, but I am checking for at least one, with being thoroughly entertained high among the ranks. You know what does bother me? When a book is tagged a romance, and there ain’t no romance! Let me clarify, lol: When a book is tagged a romance, and there ain’t no S-E-X! Dammit lmao…Why they play me like that?
So, what do you look for in a romance? I’m