From my reviews it’s almost plain to see what kind of books will end up receiving a 4 or 5 star rating. I avoid Young Adult like the plague and to be honest I only read steamy Contemporary Romance and steamy Paranormal Romance.
So what are my must haves in a book?
Lets start with steam… I’ve read a few books that are not steamy at all and I got bored. So I now stay away from those books. I don’t want to unfairly rate a book just because it lacked steam. There’re so many reviewers out there and so I decided to stick to what I know and love. The steamier the better 🙂
Angst… God I love me some angst! I rated a few books less than a 3 because they lacked angst. They fell in love, they stayed in love, the end. Boredom personified if you ask me! I want conflict, I want pain… and a happily ever after… But a disclaimer.. too much pain turns me off… and I don’t mean BDSM pain 😉 For example, I loved Broken by Megan Hart and that had me crying 60 percent of the book… I however didn’t like The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton because that was just too too much for me… I was like this the entire time…
I like just the right amount of angst and sexual tension 🙂
Love triangles – I love love triangles… I love that they contribute to the angst… I’ve read on Goodreads that there are people opposed to characters who cheat. To each their own but I have no such qualms when it comes to a story line. Though again it has to be done well, I have to understand why they cheated… I don’t want them just jumping from one bed to the other… I want to be hurting with them, rooting for them…
Alpha males – ahhhh… I love me a dominant, possessive alpha male 🙂 I love when they can’t bear the thought of sharing their women, when they get crazy jealous… I recently started getting into Menage books… which was strange at first because of the sharing and though I absolutely enjoyed the ones I read, I still prefer the dominant, crazy possessive alpha male 🙂
Smart smut – I’m not super particular about this but I enjoy finding books where the hero and heroine are both smart, have incredibly clever and witty banter and I learn a thing or two… it doesn’t happen every day that I come across such books so kudos to the few I’ve found 🙂
I’ll end by saying that I love strong heroines but I’ve written about it so no need to go back to that…
so which books have the best of any of this… and interestingly enough, healthy doses of the rest… ?
CRAZY, JEALOUS, POSSESSIVE MEN
SMUT FOR THE SMART
AWESOMELY CLEVER/WITTY BANTER
Feel free to leave me any recommendations of any books that have any of the above 🙂 xx