Top Ten Tuesday ~ Things I Like or Dislike In Romance Books

Posted February 10, 2015 by Tanya in Top Ten / 2 Comments

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Topic for February 10, 2015 is the top ten things you like/dislike when it comes to romances in books.

I’m pretty easy going when it comes to what I like in my romances. I can tolerate a lot, but sometimes you just have to roll your eyes!


  1. Whining, insecure leading characters. Oh, poor me.
  2. Love triangles. I can stand a little jealousy but not a lead character who just can’t decide who he/she wants
  3. Long, drawn out bouts of stupidity where the lead character is just being dense about what he/she is feeling


  1. Leading women who are determined and passionate
  2. Leading men who are tortured by their uncontrollable urge to be with that leading lady
  3. Variety in their sex scenes. I want them to be slow and romantic some of the time, but others they are over taken by passion.

Yep, I’m pretty easy when it comes to my romance books. I like a lot of action, which normally makes for some heated sex scenes and high intensity.
I know I’m missing some here, why don’t you share your likes or dislikes in the comments?