February 20th, 2007


Smart Bitch Sarah on whether romance novels need a sex scene to be satisfying:

"Preference aside, I have read a few very satisfying romances that didn’t progress past a hot make-out. In a YA novel like, for example, Major Crush, if the two lead characters had hopped off the tractor and into the hayloft, I’d have been a little skeeved, because the novel’s tone had a happy innocence that could have been lost with a big humpty-humpty scene. But that’s not to say that I have blanket expectations of YA or romance in general that there MUST or MUST NOT be sex, OMG, the children, think of the children."

*picking hay out of hair*
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