Dishing Junk is a new feature that we will be starting on the PJV. The girls and I have realized that we need a place to vent our book & book blogger troubles. It might be something small and inconsequential that we thought was inappropriate to mention in a review – or it might be a genre-wide gush. This is going to be where we dish it out. You are more then welcome to join in on the discussion.
The characters are in love…now what?
When reading a romance I quickly loose interest after the characters declare their love…unless something else very compelling is going on in the story. Readers like me are the reason writer’s invented love triangles…
I love reading about Romance, just not what happens after.
The Love is Gone.
The Love is Gone.
One of my favorite parts in a story is the anxiety and build up of the falling in love. The interaction between the two characters and the subsequent flirting or fighting makes the read. If it is a romance centered book. I love reading about how a couple becomes a couple. Yet, if this is one of the only driving factors of the book, basically if the book is a Romance only, I quickly lose interest the moment the couple fall into bed and declare their undying love for each other…so it better be REALLY good to keep me going.
Am I that fickle of a reader? Am I a Slam. Bam. Thank You Ma’am. Type of girl? Get it on and get it over? I just might. I’m assuming that because of this, my real love is the anxiety between the couple…that tingle of like attracts like that a good writer can depict in the character interactions. And once those two magnets are securely in place…the anxiety fizzles because a connection is sealed. No more fizzles. No more reason to read. Why should I continue in a series if the couple is already together? Unless their is some really DRIVING plot that would keep me reading…something that trumps the romance…then I’m out, I’m done.
Do you feel the same about Romance Novels or romance in novels? Or are you totally different?
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