I’ve seen these questions asked many times in the book blogging community:
What do you hate in romance novels?
What tropes can’t you stand?
What are your romance novel pet peeves?
I used to have several definitive answers to this question, but slowly, as I’ve read more and more romance novels, I’ve come across so many books that have proven me so very, very wrong.
Now, whenever this question comes up, I struggle.
I struggle because even though there are many books that get these things wrong, there are still those few who get them right and part of me feels like I’d be betraying those great books if I listed those pet peeves. I know, it’s silly, but for those of you who view reading books as time spent with close friends will understand where I’m coming from.
And even if I haven’t come across a book that defies me yet, I know that one may exist – I just haven’t read it yet.
Honestly, I think this mindset could go for any genre of books. I mean, if the story is good enough? The things you think you hate can easily turn into the things you love … if done right.