You'll notice today isn't a movie review. Quite simply, I haven't seen anything new lately to comment on. It's a low point for film. It'll start picking up here soon as we get into holiday season.
So . . .
I really appreciate Free Friday Nook Books. I don't whine about the variety of genres offered. It's a free book. I don't understand the complainers out there. I often try out a book outside of my usual preference because it's free.
Recently a romance novel was being offered by an author I wasn't familiar with. The premise looked good, really good. So, I followed my usual protocol of reading the reviews, skipping the lengthy ones that were likely to be full of spoilers. I was looking for two things: foul language and sexy scenes. Several reviewers commented on the steamy scenes that got their hearts racing and how much they enjoyed them.
I sat there with a decision on my hands. Click to buy or click to close the link and there appeared the little romance angel and devil on my shoulders.
The devil rationalized I could just skip over those parts and that the rest of the book would probably be quite good. It certainly didn't sound as steamy as Fifty Shades of Grey, which I didn't read btw.
The angel then had her say. Do you really want to spend precious minutes of your life reading something 'unclean' aka 'with the bedroom door open'? Aren't there better things you could read? There are plenty of writers who write clean romance like you that you could read instead. If you're going to write clean romance, then you should stick to reading clean romance. Follow the For the Strength of Youth standards. Be an example to your children and the young women you teach.
You see, once I read something it tends to stick with me.
I closed the browser window and left the steamy romance to those who enjoy them. I'll stick to clean.
Thanks anyways Barnes and Noble. I'll check back with you next week.