Ah, love. The only thing that has billions of songs, books and movies in its name. I like a good romance (who doesn’t?) and I love it even more when a love story really works with me. While I may read some shocking love stories (well, shocking to the non-reader), there are some types of romance that doesn’t really work with me.
Side note: The writer does not intend to kinkshame anyone whose tastes in books runs in “murkier” waters.
- Some of my friends do love reading books like this but I can’t really see the appeal. I always thought of Jaime and Cersei in the G.O.T every time I see a stepbrother romance book.
Them: But they’re not related by blood..
Them: Their parents just married each other…
Sorry not sorry. Not my kind of tea.
2. This is really weird because I do read M/M romance. No matter how much I tried to read books with F/F pairings, I always tend to DNF it.
A friend once told me that it’s just normal because my sexual preferences tends to go to men (that’s why seeing M/M pairing is okay for me and why a girl to girl action has always been preferred by straight males).
3. Student falling in love with a teacher? I always get the feeling of pedophilia or abuse of authority whenever I saw books with stories like this.
Them: But it’s true love..
Them: But the teacher is hot..
4. The fuck. This is self explanatory. I don’t understand why some people love books where the hero (being politically correct, I know that both gender has the capability to abuse, but for the sake of trying to preserve my sanity by avoiding to type “his/her” all the time, let’s just use the pronoun “he”) hurts the heroine because of the ff reasons I usually hear or read.
Them: But he has issues, that’s why he/she’s having a difficult time expressing his/her love for the other character.
Me: Bitch, I’ve got issues too and you don’t see me slapping the people that I love. Other people also got issues, but they don’t go throwing their loved ones into a wall or
I also wonder why adults find it cute when a little boy punches or pinches a girl and claim that “oh look, he likes her”.
5. Unless this is a mystery/thriller book, then stalking is a no-no for me.
Them: The hero just wants to know if the heroine is safe.
Them: He’s just shy..
Really guys. Stalking is only cute and approved if you’re stalking pictures of cats in tumblr.
What type of romance do you really like and don’t like?Feel free to share them! ♥