3) Like- memorable quotes
Memorable quotes are what make me love books the most, I'm constantly putting the book down and quickly jotting down the quote so I can keep hold of it and remember it forever. Some quotes can be more powerful than others and I can just read them out from the top of my head- that's when I know I've read a great book!
4) Like- when they don't have a happy ending
Now before you judge, hear me out! Of course I love a happy ending but its the endings that come to a close expectantly either from heartache or death. It makes me appreciate how the author took on such a tough aspect of life, and not everything we want we're gonna get. I think it teaches us to appreciate the here and now and live in the moment!
5) Like- when they make you laugh and cry
I need comedy in a romance book, I need flirting and cheekiness! But I also love to cry, not just out of sadness but happiness too! Maybe I expect too much from a romance book? When an author gets it just right for me I know I'll love that book forever.
6) Dislike- overload of "steamy" scenes
Yes, one every now and then sure. But for the book to basically be just about sex? I dunno kind of bores me to be honest. Love and lust are different things, don't get me wrong I love a bit of stream- just don't milk it! (The Fifty Shades gif seems relevant here, I think I'm just interested in having Jamie Dorman on my blog haha- too hot for his own good!)
7) Dislike- Instalove
A popular dislike I reckon, if the characters get together on page two. There's a high possibility I will put this book down and shake my head with shame. There needs to be a solid back story, constant chemistry! I don't want a quick fast romance, for me that isn't love its lust. So no no no, character development please!
8) Dislike- predictable story lines
The cliches! One cliche books is enough, when I read other romance books I look for something different. A different plot line, something that stands out from the crowd!
9) Dislike- romanticising rape
This is never okay and nothing could be less sexy than having a someone throwing themselves at someone who clearly doesn't want it- just no!
10) Dislike- when the romance ruins friendships
Them books where you see the girl putting the guy she's always liked first and ditches the best friend, for me chicks before dick's any day! A friend is permanent as far as I'm concerned. It always seems to be the typical girl that does this in every book, not all girls are like this!!
SO there we have it everyone, here are my likes and dislikes in romance books. I have fun with this topic! What are your likes/dislikes in romance books? Tell me in the comments :D