What Readers Look For In A Romance Novel?

I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing and give readers what they want. The survey below is the what several readers say they want in a romance nove.

[And the survey says]

Backstory-Understandable. It’s hard to write a story without it.

Banter-Not too much or character will start sounding like bickering children.

Uncomfortable moments– This is fine scene to write for young adult love scene but most full grown people do not have very uncomfortable moments.

Sex scenes that are more about the emotions not so much the mechanics of sex.-This is fine, it depends on the story, situation and many different elements.

The slow burn. -This is fine, it depends on the story, situation and many different elements. It doesn’t work well for every story.

No insta-love please.– Again, this is fine, it depends on the story, situation and many different elements.

Attraction, yes-Its hard to have a romance without attraction.

Love, no. No???

The “no” regarding love confused me. How can you have a romance without love. Without love then the sex is meaningless. It maybe physically satisfying but it will never be emotional satisfying.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to What Readers Look For In A Romance Novel?

  1. Savann says:

    Love is no longer a factor for romance.

    Liked by 1 person

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