Would you read a book about falling in love with a bully?
Let’s talk a new romance subgenre that I’ve become aware of recently:
Bully romances. No they are not about pitbulls who meet collies. They are very dark romances where one of the main characters is a bully. Yep, you read that right.
These are novels high in angst and some include non-consensual sex, which is a high falutin way of saying: rape.
Twice in the past few weeks I’ve been sent publicity in which the tag of “bully romance” appears. I am not promoting these books. I will not promote these books or any others in which abuse, hostility toward women, misogyny, or rape is glorified. I can barely tolerate novels in which any character suffers abuse, much less read one in which the abuser is just misunderstood.
What are your thoughts on Bully Romances? Have you read one? Have I got it all wrong? Let me know.
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