What the Feck (WTF): M/M Romance
What the Feck?! (WTF?!)Every Monday we will post a book related topicthat had us thinking WTF?! while reading a bookor talking to others in the book community.
My first m/m romance was embedded in the Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann, my first entry into the romantic suspense genre. One of the main continuing characters is a gay FBI agent named Jules Cassidy who becomes involved with a closeted screen star named Robin Chadwick. Up until this series, I’d never even considered this genre nor thought that I’d find it interesting. I still can’t get enough of this couple and Jules is one of the most popular characters (if not the most) of the series.
My most favorite m/m romance books all have one thing in common…well developed plots and characters. The romance is an intricate part of the story, with complex characters and issues in addition to the steamy moments. While I’ve learned a lot, most of my enjoyment has come from being able to completely immerse myself in the lives of the characters and experience their emotional highs and lows.
I’ve been fortunate to have been approached by some really skilled writers and have shared some of my reading experiences here. Liz Crowe, Liz Strange, Amelia Gormley, just to name a few of my favorites. If you haven’t read their books, I encourage you to give them a try. They’re great storytellers and will wear you out emotionally.
The Book Nympho has raved about the Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban so I’ll be starting the first book next month. Some others on my list are (thank you J9 at The Book Vixen):
Life Lessons series by Kaje Harper
Senses series by Andrew Grey
Nice Guys series by Kindle Alexander
Various titles by Josh Lanyon
Diversion series by Eden Winters
It’s amazing how many women writers dominate this genre. I’m excited about the books on my shelf I plan to read as they come highly recommended.
How do you feel about m/m romance?
Have you read any books in this genre?
If you have, share your favorite titles and authors.