I have to confess in the past week or so I haven’t been reading any romance novels (I know it’s shocking and I can hear several gasps from you, but I think you’ll understand and forgive me when I tell you that a very exciting urban fantasy kept me busy), so when it came to today’s post and deciding what issue we should discuss today I drew a blank. And the fact that I was in my post-lunch-siesta-lump didn’t help at all… :-/ So I launched an SOS and Susi was dear enough to come to my rescue and rant some:Susi:So Stella asked for my opinion and I’m sure I will totally embarrass myself but here it goes:I’m actually annoyed about this topic very often. Yes we have a distinction between romantic and erotic in Romanceland and even the various eroticas mostly have an additional heat rating to see how hot they are but what about the rest of the romance novels out there?
Perhaps I really am a perv but I just don’t like these books where they get me all worked up and BANG the morning after scene follows ASAP. I’m too nosy for that and I want to see how our couple fares between the sheets. I just need to know! Perhaps I haven’t read the right books without sex scenes but in the past they always annoyed me. So it is out. It would actually really help me book shopping if it would say that somewhere. Perhaps it really is just me – as Stella just told me I should be called The Horny Lover. LMAO *head hangs in shame*
Stella: LOL, Susi dear I believe there are a whole bunch of us (yes me included) who want the details and bang our fists when those blasted bedroom doors close. That sure is frustrating! So you are most definitely not alone, and I would say you are in very good company, if I do say so myself ;-p
But tell us, do you prefer to strictly remain in the realms of innocent romance and bid goodnight to the H/H and excuse yourself from their bedroom, or au contraire it angers you when after some steamy kisses and caresses the next scene cuts to the breakfast scene? Did you have any novels which wound you up so badly that you wanted to yell at the book? Or did you have some of your favourite romances ruined by some detailed sex scenes totally unnecessary to the plot/romance? So in short: what do you think of the Tease Factor, as I like to call it?
As usual, can’t wait to hear your thoughts!