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Re: "Love" Scenes.

Post by Bluecobia » 12 Aug 2017, 10:48

I agree with many of you. Love scenes are logical in some books but in most the details are not needed. Certainly in most nonromance novels one or two scenes are more than enough for the book to show the way the characters feel about each other.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 12 Aug 2017, 18:15

There are people who look forward to love scenes so they choose romance books. Other genres don't need much loving in them. This book had just enough, in my opinion.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 13 Aug 2017, 00:52

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Mallory Whitaker wrote:I'm personally not into the racy/gushy scenes. I admit they have their place in some genres and/or plots, but I'm perfectly okay without them. I find them a little cheesy a lot of the time.
I feel this way too. It seems like a lot of us on the page feel the same way....
I agree. If the love scene is out of place, it destroys the entire story. Romance may still be a good story even without being so graphic.

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Post by Emilyflint » 13 Aug 2017, 11:10

I don't care for overly done romantic scenes. I am not reading a harlequin book.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 14 Aug 2017, 05:26

Miriam Molina wrote:There are people who look forward to love scenes so they choose romance books. Other genres don't need much loving in them. This book had just enough, in my opinion.
I agree. There are people who look forward to this part of the book. This has a health benefit at times because it helps in the release of serotonin - happy hormone.

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Post by Athena Moon » 14 Aug 2017, 09:06

I love to feel "love", and read about "love". It evokes my feelings, expands my imagination and I believe there's always something more to learn about "love" in those so called gushy scenes, so I don't mind them at all.

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Post by DDunstock » 14 Aug 2017, 11:49

If they are written well, then include them. I'll read anything an author can write in a compelling nature.

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Post by barb429 » 14 Aug 2017, 12:45

I'm not typically a fan of the "gushy" love scenes. I feel as though you can depict characters' love for one another without it. Love scenes do not typically make me dislike a book, though. It really depends on the context.

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Post by Scerakor » 15 Aug 2017, 10:18

Honestly, I normally have no issue with either explicit or “gushy” love/sex scenes. That being said, it really is a breath of fresh air sometimes when you have been on a reading streak that involves many of these types of scenes and then you get through a whole book without having one at all. It really shows a lot of restraint and/or choice to not go down that route.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 15 Aug 2017, 18:13

I would prefer detailed love scenes in the romance novel. This gives a depth to the plot of the novel.
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Post by ritah » 16 Aug 2017, 13:58

BunnySTx wrote:Honestly it all depends on the type of story and whether it fits into the storyline itself. If it's a soft sweet romance novel then not necessarily. A hot steamy romance? Then yes, I expect that to be in there and will be disappointed if it's not. But if the story is more about espionage, drama and danger...I'd be on the fence about it. I might be okay with maybe once scene but not of where it becomes the focus of the story.
I agree with this.

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Post by The Researcher » 17 Aug 2017, 00:18

It depends on the plot and also on the behaviour of the characters. I think it cannot be generalized. Sometimes the racy scenes seems perfect in some books while in some books I find them unnecessary and repetitive.
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Post by Aarush Kumar » 17 Aug 2017, 02:12

It depends on the book as well as the type of "descriptions." If I'm reading Fifty Shades, I'd prefer leaving that part out since it's too disgusting and even misogynist to an extent. But, there are some books where it can blend in naturally and it seems a part of the book...

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Post by Lest92 » 17 Aug 2017, 05:18

It depends on the genre. Toning down the gushiness in crime/action/mystery books help lovey-dovey stuff slot in with less of a hitch. Intimate scenes have their place too, especially if it's important for the character's development.

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Post by readandsmile » 17 Aug 2017, 05:29

I like love scenes but it depends on how it is described. It makes me more interested to read the book.
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