Last week’s post got a TON of votes. You guys loved voting for your favorite mm romance series! And many of you added your own answers, which I loved. Let’s look at these results before we move on to this week’s poll.
The two clear winners are Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy with the Made Marian and the Protectors series respectively. No surprise there as both are amazing authors.
Then in third place are the Ballsy Boys, yay! Followed by the Irresistible Omegas, Kyleen Neuhold’s fabulous Heathens Ink series, and then another Lucy Lennox series, Forever Wilde.
When asked to add you own, here are some series that were mentioned: The Curl Up and Dye series by Aimee Nicole Walker, the Temptation series by Ella Frank, The Straight Guys series by Alessandra Hazard, and the Nothing Special series by A.E. Via…and TONS of others.
This week, I’d love to hear your thoughts on overused tropes. What are some things you’re a bit tired of in MM romance?
Mary Jo says
I didn’t know we could name our own in last weeks poll! My fav series is The Middle of Somewhere series by Roan Parrish
That series is amazing…
I checked Ageplay and Daddy Kink, but I only mean badly written ones. It’s like there is a hype going on and everyone tackles these topics and I dare say many just get it wrong in my eyes. I enjoy yours very much.
Yeah, I’ve seen some that made me cringe as well. Unfortunately, people jump on a hype and don’t bother to do their research…
I checked MPreg. Yours are literally the only books of that genre that I enjoy. I guess as a scientist it’s just too weird for me 😉
I love your books – especially the Ignite trilogy – and always look forward to your new releases.
All the best from Hamburg, Germany.
Well, thank you for loving my Irresistible Omegas! And thanks for giving Ignite a chance. Many readers are a bit hesitant because it’s so different, but I’m truly proud of that series… Liebe Grüsse aus New York!
I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but just lately I seem to keep running across books and series involving MC members and I’m beginning to find it annoying. Perhaps they were replacing the cowboy/ranch trope that was popular a while ago? I’m all for having plenty of options to suit any interest readers may have, but personally I could live without either of these.
I’ve never been a huge MC fan, but I’ve read some good ones. It’s not a trope I’m super attracted to in the first place.
I added Billionaire to it. I’m done with it for now.
If it’s done well, I don’t mind. I especially love it when an author plays with that trope and twists it…
I’m tired of BDSM (or ANY themes) with characters that don’t appear to discuss their boundries/limits, as it just comes across as abusive to me. I don’t mean that they need to spend hours discussing before playing, but if you just meet someone for the first time and start playing 10 min later, at least figure out some hard limits…
Also, insta-love stories arent much fun anymore because it doesn’t feel like the characters have anything in common except “amazing” sex and seems like an excuse for the author to not put time into character development. I’m just looking for a reason to love the characters as much as the author, but “explosive sexual compatibility” just leaves me waiting for the real-ness of the characters to show up.
And dear sweet jeebus, authors need to not always have guys/twinks with “high, tight, bubble butts.” I’m so tired of that description. Firm butts are great and solidly-muscled butts are awesome… “tight bubble butts” are ridiculous. I just end up picturing two iridescent soap bubbles where their butt should be. ;P