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"Love" Scenes.

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 21:41
by sophiemer642
In the book, there is love, but no descriptive "racy scenes" if you know what I mean.

Do you think gushy, descriptive love scenes make a better book, or is it best to just leave out the details?

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 22:31
by Amagine
In a romance novel, there needs to be gushy and over descriptive scenes. In any other genre, no so much.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 00:13
by Christina Rose
I am not a fan of racy love scenes, which is why I do not enjoy romance novels. I would rather the details just be left out, if it is not an intricate part of the plot.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 01:07
by AliceofX
I agree with the two previous comments. Some things are better left to the reader's imagination.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 03:00
by Mallory Whitaker
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.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 15:36
by BunnySTx
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.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 19:04
by Spirit Wandering
Amagine wrote:In a romance novel, there needs to be gushy and over descriptive scenes. In any other genre, no so much.
I agree. I read a wide range of genres and select a story depending on what I am in the mood for at any given moment. When I'm reading a romance novel, I expect such scenes. When I'm reading say SciFi, I would not expect them to take up a large portion of the novel and would expect them to be appropriate to the rest of the story content.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 19:14
by kandscreeley
I don't think there is a need for those type of scenes. You can be sexy without overt details.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 06 Aug 2017, 08:57
by CatInTheHat
Sometimes love scenes enhance a story, sometimes they don't. I don't think it was necessary to this particular story line, the implication was sufficient.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 08 Aug 2017, 15:13
by k2rugman
I think really racy scenes are dumb. The more graphic they are the more I feel like authors are just writing them so their readers will think they are edgy or something or their story line is weak they have to appeal to other senses. Smut is no substitute for substance.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 08 Aug 2017, 16:54
by Darakhshan Nazir
More often, it depends upon reader's taste that if he likes such scenes or not . But I personally feel tthat they take novel to a new height .When there is too much of drama, thriller,action and mystery , you do need some spicy romance with each and every description to add love in that atmosphere . Without description, love scenes doesn't look that racy or romantic

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 09 Aug 2017, 16:16
by Izesicle
Racy scenes are only acceptable in erotic fiction. Love scenes I tolerate in romance novels. Unless written very well, I find love scenes unnecessary and distracting.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 16:28
by Excitedreads
CatInTheHat wrote:Sometimes love scenes enhance a story, sometimes they don't. I don't think it was necessary to this particular story line, the implication was sufficient.
I agree. It's sometimes overrated and cheesy and sometimes it's needed to match up to the descriptive narrative in the rest of the book.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 21:20
by Jaime Lync
Amagine wrote:In a romance novel, there needs to be gushy and over descriptive scenes. In any other genre, no so much.
I agree with Amagine but I still think that in romance novels there is no need to write pornographic material.

Re: "Love" Scenes.

Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 20:55
by Snowflake
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....