Friday, May 13, 2011
WHERE HAS ALL THE ROMANCE GONE?
I’ve been reading romances.
But, I don’t like what I’m reading. Where has all the romance gone?
I just read a book where the hero and heroine slept together as teens, she had a baby the hero didn’t know about, and he left town before he found out she was pregnant. He comes back years later, and she sleeps with him unprotected the VERY first night. She’s not sure about him, whether she can trust him or not and doesn’t believe it’s the right time to tell him he has a four-year-old son. Sheesh! Didn’t she learn anything?
I’m sorry, but this is not romance to me. Call me old-fashioned, but I still like the books where there’s attraction, desire, romance which builds throughout the book to a climax as your characters get to know one another and fall in love.
Sex is not romance. Characters should learn from their mistakes too.
I believe there’s a huge gap between what agents and editors think readers want to read and what readers really want. I think they are so inundated with storylines every day that they only notice the unusual and not the good.
Of course, I want to know what you think. Drop me a comment and tell me what you like.
Cindy A. Christiansen
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