She’s in love with her father’s best friend…
Kate Crawford’s always had a scorching attraction to her father’s best friend, sexy hotelier Graham Davenport. Now she’s going to study in Europe, but she wants to realize her secret wish and lose her virginity to Graham. After all, she’s not a teenager anymore and ready for some Adult X-rated fun.
Graham Davenport hires Kate as his trainee in his luxury hotel as a favor to her father, but seeing her flaunt her hot body is driving him insane and he’s about to lose his self-control. He doesn’t want to betray the man who helped him turn around his life, but this woman is no longer a teenager with a crush. And her desire unleashes secret passions and fantasies that neither of them can deny…
I love writing but I’m also an avid reader. Whenever I read, I try to distance myself from the notion I’m an author. Ideally, I try to appreciate the author’s vision instead of trying to figure out what I’d have done differently.
Of course, I have my bookish pet peeves like everyone else.
For instance, my heroines must be relatable, likeable individuals. Pardon my French, but if she’s super bitchy for no good reason I’m done with that book and onto the next. I love a strong female lead. I can deal with snark and sarcasm; but I need to know (or at least a hint) why she acts that way. Don’t have a heroine (or a hero for that matter) act super obnoxious then finally let me know on page 150 they’re this way because of X and Y.
Too many secondary characters turn me off. Don’t get me wrong… secondary characters can add a lot to a story and I appreciate them. They can help the characters realize things, show the reader traits about our hero we wouldn’t otherwise know, etc. But if I’m reading a category romance for instance (that’s supposed to be tighter/with more focus on hero and heroine) and the heroine’s bestie is stealing the show or the hero’s brothers keep showing on the page way too often (and for no good reason other than promoting their own books they will get in the future) I start to lose interest. Of course single titles are different and often have more subplots and a wealth of characters to support the longer format. That’s why I’m a category romance junkie—I love to focus on the hero and the heroine J
I stay away from slow paced stories. Some of them are awesome, but they’re just not for me. I have two kids and a busy life so when I sit down to read I need to have that urge to turn the pages.
Of course for each its own. Everybody has different tastes and that’s why our book world is so diverse and fabulous.
How about you? What turns you off when you’re reading a romance book?