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message 1: by K. (new)

K. Bromberg (kbromberg) | 9 comments Are you over them in romance books? I keep reading that readers are burned out on sex scenes and they skip over them . . . Do you skip them or do you reread them?

message 2: by Kali (new)

Kali McQuillen (kalimcq) | 7 comments I read them, I certainly don't skip them. I don't reread them unless I'm rereading the book. :)

message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jennifershiflett) | 253 comments I read them. The only time I skip anything is when I am having a hard time staying interested in the book. Then I will skim certain parts.

message 4: by Stacy (new)

Stacy Ross (sweetheartreads) | 1 comments NEVER! I love the build up to the sex scenes and the sex scenes themselves. I never reread the sex scene unless i'm rereading the book. A romance book just isn't the same without at least 1 hot sex scene. It's all part of the fantasy for me.

message 5: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle | 98 comments I read them. I need to have at least one good sexy time in the book and if there are more, I am good with that too. I don't reread them unless I am rereading the book. I only skip over parts of the book if I am having a hard time staying interested in it and I don't want to not finish it so I will skim over it til I am at the end. At least I can say that i did finish the book even though I didn't like it that much.

message 6: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Fog (fionaandbuffy) | 75 comments Some authors can nail a sex scene and make it fantastic some are a hit and miss. I love the connection that's created with the leads.

message 7: by Laetitia (new)

Laetitia | 1 comments I always read them, but some authors drag the sex scenes out and you just have to skip them. But when they're good I can't help but reread them.

message 8: by Shirl (new)

Shirl (goodreadscomshirlt) | 54 comments Always read them... When looking at a new book and trying to decide if I want to read it I always make sure it's for adults and if someone who has already reviewed it says there is hot sex in it then it's for me.

B. C. Booklover (bcbooklover) | 367 comments I dont ever want to read another 'sweet and clean' novel by accident again! I love super steamy love scenes and prefer the over 18 warnings in my love dark and dirty..give it alllll to me! NOT over it, never will be either!

message 10: by Radd Reader (new)

Radd Reader | 80 comments I’m a little in the minority here as I seem to be skipping them lately. Mostly because the scenes lack originality. I’ll start out reading the scene, but if I see it’s just going to be a repeat of something I’ve read before, I’m disappointed and I skip.

message 11: by Shel (new)

Shel | 23 comments I read them because sometimes there are pertinent conversations in them, which I am not fond of. I prefer the important things to come after or before the couple get lost in passion. Like Radd Reader, if it is too repetitive I am not happy. But, I will skim through to see if any important info is in there. If it drags on for half a chapter I will get bored. I like an author who can use creative imagery to get the scene across not just blatant word use.

message 12: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Hunter | 24 comments As a reader, I sometimes I skip over sex scenes when it's just sex and not also an emotional development for the characters. I skim when the sex is more like a reward for a milestone in a relationship instead of the actual process of bringing the couple closer--does that make sense? As a writer I try to make each sex scene uncover something new between the couple.

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