There are few things that I enjoy more than reading a good book, and one of my favorite genres to read is Romance. For many, the Romance genre is simply a vast wasteland of bodice-rippers. But for a frequent reader of Romance novels such as myself it is so much more; It is a vast wasteland of clichés. Clichés, or often used storylines, aren’t necessarily bad things. I’ve actually picked books solely for the clichés the author used for the storyline. For this reason, I have decided to rank five of the most common clichés found in Romance novels from worst to best.
I am avoiding the NCAA Basketball Tournament (GO BADGERS!), so I decided to create a tag for book lovers.
I am sick and tired of this, you hear me? I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS!
Why do authors continue to disrespect my time? Don’t they realize that I have a job? Errands to run? Laundry to fold? Food to eat? STOP WRITING BOOKS THAT LEAVE ME HANGING ON EVERY WORD WITH BAITED BREATH. STOP IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY.
The first time I heard this poem by Carvens Lissaint, I cried.
Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!
(Poem starts at 3:30mins)
In fact, this book (Brick House 2) has been in my Kindle since January 6th collecting virtual dust. I attempted to read it twice before I was successful the third time. The first attempt I made it to the first page before I learned that another author released a book, and I had to stop and read that. The second time around, I was able to read several pages into the book. Korah and Brick (the main characters) were riding horses. This reminded me of Brenda Jackson’s Westmoreland Series, so I had to stop and check out Ms. Jackson’s website to see if Brisbane’s story was coming out soon. It’s not, but the 3rd book in her Granger’s Trilogy will be released in April instead of the formerly announced May. I had to mark that down on my calendar. My third and final attempt I forced myself to make a commitment to read and finish Brick House 2.