If you’re like me, you have a list of things that you like and hate to read. Sometimes though, you come across a book that you should dislike emphatically because it hits on one major dislike or several minor dislikes… and yet, despite the book containing things you dislike to read you find yourself irresistibly drawn into the author’s world. I call these books the exceptions to the rules. After all, isn’t it a lady’s prerogative to change her mind? In my case, for instance:
- I don’t like werewolf heroes/heroines in my paranormal romance, but I love Molly Harper’s How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf. This book is fun, hilarious, and feel-good.
- I don’t like sibling’s best friend/best friend’s sibling romances, but I love Grace Callaway’s Her Prodigal Passion. It’s steamy, passionate, and filled with angsty-goodness.
- I don’t like beta heroes, but I love Julia Quinn’s Just Like Heaven… and it also fits the sibling’s best friend trope too. If you like audiobooks, you should snag this book in that format.
- I don’t like selfish/whiny heroines, but I love Emma by Jane Austen… I will watch the mini-series over and over because it’s sweet and contains one of my favorite tropes — a May/December romance.
- I don’t like children in romances, but I love Teresa Medeiros’ Charming the Prince. I especially love that the heroine bonds with the kids and they wage war on the hero.
What are some of the books that have landed on your radar that would normally stay buried? What makes them the exception to the rule for you?
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