My Journey of Reading Romance Books
- This is just my opinion. I know my taste in romance isn’t the same as most but please know my love for romance books has always being “unpopular”. I’m okay with having my own likes and dislikes of this genre.
- Fair warning this might be a long blog.
- I hope you enjoy my journey of Reading Romance Books
I started reading since I was in Elementary School. I didn’t start reading “romance books” until middle school.
I first knew about love stories because of Disney Princess animations movies. I always love animations. Beauty & Beast and Aladdin are two of my favorite Disney Princess movies for the love story that was so different that gave me hope.
I started reading Manga in Middle School and Shoujo became my favorite genre. I just love the journey of the two main characters and how they develop and fall for each other.
High School I was in a class about reading. My freshman year was the year I read all four books of Twilight in less than a week and fall in love with reading again. Of course, during that time I didn’t know that Bella and Edward relationship was not normal. I was a Naive person for a long time. At that time, I love the story and the characters it kept me interested. I started to write romance stories around this time. I met a classmate in my Freshman Science class who introduce me to new vampire romance books. We ended up doing a Vampire project for our science class. Good times.
I was reading more and more books from the library whenever I had the time. I found adult romance during my High School years. No. It wasn’t Fifty Shades of Grey. I would never read that book. I do not consider a romance but an abusive story. My aunt loves it thought. Me and her had a civil discussion about that book series. The first adult romance author I read was named Susan Mallery. She is known for the Fools’ Gold book series. I actually finish that series last year or the year 2018.
I want to go back to talk about Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot. Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen were my favorite authors in my High School years. They both write contemporary and chick lit books. They really knew how to write love stories that I love.
Meg Cabot writers adult and young adult romance. She also wrote Chick Lit Historical books. I definitely recommend her Chick Lit Young Adult Historical books they’re so good.
Now back to Susan Mallery. I want to thank this author. If I ever meet her I be Starstruck probably. She was the reason why I fall in love with adult contemporary romance books. She introduce me to amazing authors like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Ashley, Jill Shalvis, and many more.
Amanda Ashley intrude me to adult paranormal romance and boy was I impress.
Jennifer L Armentrout is a queen. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romance. She writes contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy romance. I love all the books I have read by her.
is the year 2020 now and my journey to romance books have change since 2010’s. I know the type of romance books I like and dislike.
I will never read dark or erotic romance. They aren’t my cup of tea. I love romance where the two characters get to know each other, fall in love, and end happily ever after or for now happily.
I don’t read books that are mostly “steamy”. For me romance is about the connection and the characters development between the two. Not just them having sex. A few sex scenes is okay as long as is not most of the story. I read romance for not just the enjoyment, but for the growth of the two characters.
I also want to mention I don’t like romance where is more than two people in a relationship. It ruins a romance book for me. I read romance where is between two people only sorry.