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Ok, I admit it. Romance is not my favorite genre. Not saying I haven’t read any but I am very picky and they are few and far between. Even so, Book Riot has some great points on things that are so wrong or overdone in romance novels. My particular favorite topic to rip on is #4 The wonder virgin but don’t forget to add her billionaire dominant lover who only wants her and only she can redeem him.
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Romance is my favorite literary genre. I read 4-6 a month. But here’s a list of things I’d like to see receding in my reading rear-view mirror:
- Building up the heroine by tearing down other women. This typically involves comparing her favorably to either the hero’s ex or his faceless army of sexual conquests. When her positive attributes only show up against the backdrop of all the lying, gold digging, narcissistic, and promiscuous women he’s ever known, I learn a lot more about him than her. As a reader, I’m more interested in why this particular woman is special to this particular man.
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