I hate romance novels with imperfect characters. Any mention of body parts that are missing, horribly disfigured or not working properly and odds are I’ll put the book down right away or take an immense dislike to it on the spot. Harlot says I’m a hero snob—and maybe I am—but what exactly is attractive about a poor, down on his luck guy who’s left eye is missing and has a wooden leg? Call me shallow if you want—and I know most will—but heroes on that side of “real” totally ruin the romance for me.
This is one of the only things Harlot and I
That man from Gaelen Foley’s Princess, for example, was raped by a priest or something equally nefarious when he was a wee lad. Hated the book.
The other one (what was that book again, Harlot?) with the hero that was trying to capture a thief and was in love with a “lady” who then ended up being the thief LOL. He had a badly crippled hand. Now, there was a scene (or two?) in which he masturbates. UGHHH! I had nightmares for days about his wrinkled crippled fingers groping his penis. Something right out of Tales from the Crypt!
And today, what can I tell you? I started reading the “Crazy” series by Tara Janzen and what do I find as I begin Crazy Hot? A hero that limps and has some sort of shoulder problem. Please shoot me now or be kind enough to tell me this is a temporary condition and I won’t have to hobble my poor self through this book.
And I had such high hopes for this series. *sniff*