Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This Tuesday’s topic is “Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them.” And I’m going with Top Ten Books I Wish Had More of the ‘Happily Ever After’ in them.
So, it’s confession time. I’m not a fan of a second book about a couple. Or a third, or a fourth. (Urban Fantasy is often the exception for me, but UF typically revolves around more than the relationship between the two leads, giving the reader more meat to sink their teeth into.) Very few authors have the writing stamina to carry this out, and after my OTP has spent an entire book going through hell (or bellyaching laughs) to get together, I like to imagine them happy and going at it for the rest of their lives. Drama free. Is this realistic? No, but it’s a book, dammit, and my romance couples last forever and ever and never plead headache.
Having said this, there are times when I wish I could have spent another chapter or two with the characters where they are finally happy and together. Below are ten books I that I would have loved to have just a bit more time with the characters.
Some of these books I want more of because it felt like maybe there was just a smidge more to tell, but others are simply because I am a greedy reader, and any glimpse will do. But as far as I’m concerned, these books are the cream of the crop. And like I always say, I’d rather be left wanting more than thinking ‘thank God that’s over with!’ So I am content with what I got. I just think I could be even more content!