Contemporary Romance: Like it, love it or leave it
I’m not huge on romance books in general – there usually has to be something more going on in the story than just a romance. So normally I wouldn’t pick up a contemporary romance book unless there was something specifically awesome about it and lots of people were recommending it. Colleen Hoover and Tammara Webber for example are awesome and many of their books are exceptions to my general rule.
But Julie! What about books by Colleen Hoover? Or Tammara Webber? Those books are considered contemporary romance even though they are also considered new adult, right? I love contemporary romance, but I like the books to be believable. In fact, one of my favorite things about contemporary romance is that the story line is one I can relate to. I could pretty much copy what Lynn says. I read many of the same authors and right now, NA Contemporary Romance is my favorite genre. I, too, enjoy the falling in love part! The most recent NA Contemporary Romance that I have read is Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover. I hate the title, but enjoyed the book.
I am a regular reader of contemporary romances. And I fully admit that these books generally follow the same pattern. But I’m ok with that. Lately, I’ve been reading mostly NA Contemporary Romance (Sophie Jordan, Cora Carmack, Colleen Hoover, Tammara Webber, Jay Crownover). I enjoy reading about falling in love, the tension of staying together, the happily ever after. And I’m always looking for my next book boyfriend!