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Your Kiss is On My List of Really Boring Things in This Romance

After years of research, I’ve concluded that the single most tedious, often repeated line to be found in a romance novel is, “The man could really kiss.”

If there’s ever a time when I want to be shown, not told, it’s during a love scene. I’m an emotional reader; I can appreciate¬† a romance for its exquisite writing or an intriguing plot, but if those aren’t in service of making me feel strongly, I’ll always find something lacking in the book.¬† I want to know what it’s like to get that incredible kiss, from someone you love or are going to love. And if you can’t make me feel that connection during a simple kiss, no way am I going to feel interested in following these characters into a steamy sex scene.

Which inevitably raises the question, why am I still reading Fifty Shades of Grey and hoping I might start to enjoy it at some point?