Top Ten Tuesday- Bad Romance

The Broke and the Bookish ask us for our thoughts on romance writing this week. I'm not really a big fan, but here's what I got:
[I had to]


1. Bad sex- Bad sex is just bad, whether or the screen, in real life, or between the pages.

2. Cheesy dialogue- Speak like a real person, you saccharine-sounding dumbass.

3. Excessive "grand gestures"- No, I do not want you to propose on the top of the Eiffel Tower while a blimp pilot dumb rose petals on us, thanks.

4. A lack of feminism- Sugar Daddies need not apply.

5. Happy endings- Life isn't always butterflies and rainbows.

6. Soccer Mom Porn- I'm still bitter that Fifty Shades of Grey was so popular.

Want More of... [so many jokes to be made...]

7. Unconventional relationships- Diversity!

That's all I got. I'm not really into romance writing.


  1. I liked your post. I totally agree with number 2,3,4, and oh yeah 6.

    Thanks for sharing. here's mine

  2. Good list! I don't always like a happy ending. As you say, life isn't always that way! My TTT

  3. I abhor romance novels. I'm still bitter that 50 Shades is popular and was turned into a damn movie. I promised my husband that if we're out with friends and somebody brings up 50 shades I won't go on a tirade about how awful it is.

  4. I agree with all of these, except #5. Sometimes it's nice with happy endings.