Not too long ago, we posted about stuff that should be banned from paranormal romance novel covers. Now it’s time to focus on contemporaries, because they’re not without fault, either.
Disclaimer: Like I said in the PNR covers post, this is NOT intended to shame authors, and I’m not saying that these books aren’t great. Some of them I would highly recommend. These are just my opinions and personal preferences, and no one is the boss of me. So, if these books look good to you, you shouldn’t let my opinions keep you from reading them. End PSA.
What our favorite book boyfriends really want
I don’t know about you, but I get tired of romances written only in the first person from the heroine’s POV. I mean, my whole life is in the heroine’s perspective, first person. It’s nice to read a little romance from the male POV, you know? That said, here are some of my favorite romances that aren’t afraid to delve into the male brain. (In a non-surgical, non-psycho way, of course) Enjoy!
Guest post by author Eliot Grayson
Like superheroes, every romance reader has an origin story. Mine is pretty typical: I purloined my grandmother’s Harlequins as an adolescent and read them far into the night. I’m guessing I’m not alone!
We did a post awhile back about romance novel heroines who kick ass, and it was hugely popular. (As it should be) But I didn’t want to leave out the romance heroes who kick ass. There’s lots of them! These are guys you wouldn’t want to pick a fight with. Men who would fight—to the death—for their families, friends and the women they love. So, without further ado, here are the men of romance who kick the most ass (in our not-so-humble opinion). Enjoy!
This week marks the end of an era. On October 10, the first episode of the very last season (season 15) EVER of Supernatural will air on the CW. (Let’s all bow our heads for a moment of reverent silence) I’ve been a huge fan of the show since season 1, and despite a couple of minor missteps (*cough*Leviathans*cough), it’s been one hell of a road so far. (See, all you fans of the show will get that reference to the road so far. Everyone else...go watch the show. It’s on Netflix for crap’s sake. No excuses.)
Not too long ago, I asked readers on our Facebook page about their favorite romance categories, and military romance ranked right up at the top. (After bikers and rockstars, of course) So we noted our readers favorite reads, added a few of our own favorites, and this ultimate military romance reading list was born. You’re welcome. Enjoy!
Preemptive note: We’re including ex-military heroes and heroines on the list as well as active-duty military. Why? Because it’s our list and no one is the boss of us. So there. If you disagree, feel free to come up with your own ultimate list.
BookBub stalker series
Ever wonder what your favorite authors are reading? Me, too. So, I did a little BookBub stalking and checked out their recommendations. Here’s what I found:
If you’re like me and a little part of your soul dies every time you read about a 40-something hero falling for a perky, perfect 18-year-old, then this list is for you. This is the ultimate younger man/older woman reading list. You’re welcome.