Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #44: Ten Things I Like/Dislike/Want More Of When It Comes to Romances

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Their blog can be found here.

February 10: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books (can do a full list or split it up in likes/dislikes or even things you want to see MORE of in romances in fiction)

I found this topic to be a bit hard for me to come up with what all I like. I am pretty easy going when it comes to romance and relationships in books/tv/movies. So hopefully I thought up of the right things 


1. Banter- I love when the couple have the quick wit conversations with each other. I tend to find it fun and adorable. 

2. Slow Burn- The longing and waiting for the couple to get together. I just really like the satisfaction of when they do finally get together.

3. The First Kiss- There is just something about the first kiss that I just love!

4. Friends First- I love when the characters are really good friends first. It is just so cute when they realize how they feel about each other. And I feel like friendship is a good base for a relationship.

5. Passion and Chemistry- I love when the characters have that passion and chemistry between them. The swoony romance. One that is easy to ship and love! 

6. Fake Relationship- For some reason, I really enjoy the fake relationship that leads to a real relationship and feelings. I find them to be cute and fun. 


7. Cheating- I really don't like cheating. I don't like when it happens in books or life. I understand it happens, and I have even liked a couple books in the past that included this, but it does take away from how much I will like the story and the characters themselves. 

8. Lack of Communication- Sometimes the lack of communication and the problems that are caused by it, frustrates me. 

9. Unbelievable Insta-Love- I do believe that love at first sight happens. And most of the time I don't mind if there is some Insta-Love in the story. But there are other times where it just doesn't feel right or believable. 

More of:

10. Established Relationships- I do enjoy the characters meeting and seeing them get to know each other, but I would also enjoy reading more books where the couple is already in a relationship. 

***Oh! I also REALLY LIKE Second Chance Romances. :D 

How about you? What things do you love/hate/want more of when it comes to romances?


  1. This is like the nth post with insta love :D Haha hate it too.

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  2. Love reading about couples who can talk, too.

    Here's mine!

  3. I, too, love banter and the slow burn! They didn't make my list, but they probably should have. :)

    My TTT!

  4. I completely agree with all this! I LOVE banter and chemistry between characters, it's one of my favourite things to read about. Add in a slow burn romance, and I'm super happy :) Great list!

    My TTT

  5. Nice list of turn ons and turn offs for romance in novels. Heres my link for my TTT post this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-things-i.html

  6. I normally don't read many romance books, but you listed a lot of good parts to them. I'm also not a fan of that "instantaneous-love-at-first-sight" thing--must be believable for me to like it. I totally agree with you on all of these points ^.^

  7. Love this list!!!! I changed mine up a bit check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday2


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