Last week, I outed the romance heroes I wanted to nut-punch. This week, it’s the heroines’ turn. (Only, you know, without the nut-punching). So, without further ado, here are the heroines I pretty much never want to see again. Like, ever:
I’ve been saying FOREVER that we need more diversity in romance. And the books on today’s “best of” list? They’re just a few of the reasons why. These awesome reads prove that romance doesn’t have to be between two white people. (Crazy idea, right?) Oh, and in addition to featuring some diversity, they’re crazy good. So, enjoy!
I’m not going to call out anyone specific here. The point of this post is not to shame any one particular character or author. I’m just listing out my biggest pet peeves with romance novel heroes today, and hey, if a few authors take note and decide not to write these guys into their stories, that’d be cool, too. (And just to be clear, these are not few-and-far-between romance heroes. These are guys I’ve seen in WAY too many romances.) So, without further ado, here are the top 9 romance heroes I want to see nut-punched. (Listed in no particular order)
Ever get sick of all the heroes and heroines in romance who are just kids? I know I sure do. Sometimes I just want to read about mature heroes and heroines who have a little bit more mileage on them. (And I don’t mean that in a dirty way. Get your minds out of the gutter, people!) So, for all my fellow “mature” romance lovers out there (because we’re not old, damn it, we’re mature), here are some awesome romance reads that prove life doesn’t end after college. Enjoy!
I discovered that male pregnancy romance (yes, really) was an actual thing by complete accident. I was just scrolling along through Amazon, minding my own business, when POW...male pregnancy romance. I had so many questions!! I immediately took to our Facebook page and asked my friends if this was new to them, or if I’d just been an extremely sheltered reader. But they were just as shocked as I was! And the information I found online about the subject was less than satisfying. (And in some cases, it was downright freaky and disturbing) So, seeing no alternative, I downloaded the first male pregnancy romance I found and started reading. Why? Because by this time, all of our Facebook readers had the same questions I did, and I didn’t want to leave everyone hanging. That’s right: I read male pregnancy romance for y’all. You’re welcome.
Now, let’s get down to it…
In the mood for an angsty, brooding, tortured hero? (No judgement here...I totally get the appeal) Then this list is just for you. Enjoy!