Babbles, Rambles, & Nonsense #21
Today is Valentine’s Day. A day for couples to celebrate each other and a day for singles to either cry into their ice-cream or seize the night in wild defiance. But as for my blog this year I’m just going to stick with the obvious theme of…
To be honest romance is pretty hit or miss for me so it’s not the first thing I look for in a book. Either a romance will come off as silly, unbelievable, or irritating to me, OR sometimes it will completely sweep me away. A lot of readers have their preferences (yay /nay love-triangles, yay/nay instalove, yay/nay [insert trope here]) but I can’t narrow down my feelings so simply. In general I am not a fan of love-triangles unless brief and fleeting, in general instalove doesn’t always bother me although it certainly can, in general I love slow burn romances unless it’s only slow because the characters are infuriatingly stubborn and/or dumb and/or the author is trying to make that word count goal, etc…. (Although the dark & mysterious love interest is almost always a time-honored cliché and a favorite trope of mine haha #notsorry).
I don’t know, I can’t precisely pin down what makes or breaks a romance story for me. There is no perfect formula. It either clicks or it doesn’t *shrug* So, what I’m going to do is keep this post brief and light and simply list 5 (romance) novels that I have enjoyed! ❤
by Grace Draven
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES Trilogy
by Sarah J. Maas
SHATTER ME Trilogy
by Tahereh Mafi
by Stephenie Meyer
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by Jane Austen
What are your favorite Romance novels/movies?
What are your romance pet peeves?
Comment below and let me know! 😊