Yep, it’s that time again, time for the Booking Through Thursday meme:
Do you have “issues” with too much profanity or overly explicit (ahem) “romantic” scenes in books? Or do you take them in stride? Have issues like these ever caused you to close a book? Or do you go looking for more exactly like them? (grin)
Nope. No issues with it at all, as long as, like anything else, it suits the book, plot, and characters and isn’t gratuitous. In fact, I prefer romance novels that don’t tease by blocking us at the bedroom door. I do like my sex scenes to be well-written, however, just like anything else I read. (My favorite erotic romance so far is Colette Gale’s Unmasqued, loosely based on Phantom of the Opera, although I admit I’m not widely-read in the genre.)
This one’s an interesting question, and I expect will see one of the widest divides in answers. I look forward to seeing everyone’s take on it—later this morning, after more sleep (I just love getting woken up in the middle of the night by a barfing cat, don’t you?).