In which Cara rants about how much she hates it when a threesome romance turns out to be a regular couple with a sexy extra. If it says ménage à trois romance, readers will expect three people to fall in love!
Category: Romance Pet Peeves
Romance Pet Peeves: Failure to Communicate
In which Cara rants about stories that would have taken a tenth of the time if the characters would just talk to each other.
Romance Pet Peeves: Alphaholes
Before I begin this blog, let me direct you to a few pieces of information: Sarah MacLean’s article about how she re-wrote Day of the Duchess after the… Read more “Romance Pet Peeves: Alphaholes”
Romance Pet Peeves: Hymens and Virginity
In which Cara rants about how virginity is a social construct, not a medical state, and how poorly some romance books deal with female virginity and myths about hymens.
Romance Pet Peeves: The “Other Woman”
In which Cara rants at length about how a woman who is not the heroine, but who happens to have had sex with the hero, should not be portrayed as a villain.
Romance Pet Peeves: Excessive Euphemisms
Euphemisms in sex scenes: how much is too much?
Romance Pet Peeves: I’m Hot, You’re Hot, Let’s Be Hot Together
Sexual chemistry does not equate to romantic chemistry, and romance tropes will not save a bad romantic pairing.
Romance Pet Peeves: Separation As Conflict
I recently read a book that really bugged me, and after mulling it over I’ve figured out why. I decided to make a blog post about it,… Read more “Romance Pet Peeves: Separation As Conflict”