To further the discussion from The Right Way To Start Your Romance Novel I decided to create a reader poll to hear what’s in demand straight from the source.
The following Facebook Reader Groups took part:
Erotica Readers and Authors with 10,107 members
Interracial Romance Readers with 1,852 members
Romance & Thrillers with 13,507 members
Without further ado here are the results:
In 1st place is a tie between Slowly and With a Bang.
It looks like readers are divided.
- Half want their story to start slowly in favor of rich characters and a connection.
- Half want it start off with a bang in favor of action and suspense to get hooked from the start.
Coming in 2nd place is Cute Meet.
When it comes to the cute meet, readers are looking for the romance to start right away in a lighthearted and funny way gradually getting more intense as the relationship progresses through the storyline.
In 3rd place was Other.
Other turned out to be more of a combination of the other 3 choices depending on what genre was being read and what mood the reader was in at the time.
However, no matter how the books start everyone was in agreement that no story is worth the read if the characters are flat and the story line is unbelievable.
Are you surprised by the results of this reader poll?
How do you like your romance stories to begin?
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