First my Ram update. This is a snippet of direct quote from one of my critique partners on the first sex scene in the e-novella FORBIDDEN MAGIC:
That was WAY too hot for me to be reading at 11:30 am…
Okay then. Perhaps I’m doing this right
So I’m reading books for the RWA RITA contest. I’m not supposed to talk about these books so I’m not going to name the author or title. I just started my second book by an author who tends to be hit or miss for me. Some of her books I enjoy, some I barely finish, or only finish because I’m stuck somewhere like in a doctor’s waiting room.
But this book has really caught my attention.
Which brings me around to just how weirdly subjective taste can be. The premise of this book–marriage of convenience–I usually find doesn’t work for me in a single title romance. Category is fine because the shorter formats of categories need a cliche to throw the hero and heroine together fast enough and jump start the romance. I usually find that trope tedious in a longer book, yet this time, I’m hooked.
And that’s got my thinking that I need to go back and start looking for more of the authors I consider hit-and-miss. I think I’m missing some real gems simply because I have less reading time in the last few years and have gotten pickier. But I’m missing out.
How about you guys? Do you have hit and miss authors on your to-buy lists?