Question – Do You Have Trouble Transitioning From YA Romance to Adult Romance?
Later this week I will be posting my review of a wonderful book titled Forecast by Rinda Elliott. This book is a little different for me. ‘What makes it different?’ you ask. Well, it’s YA and, as you know, I don’t read much YA. For me to enjoy that genre, it needs to be fresh and without all the over-the-top-teenage-drama-on-steroids crap. Rinda’s series follows my rules.
Forecast was the first YA book I had read since I read the previous book in this series, back in March. Of course, there are no sexy times in YA. No, scratch that. There may be sex-y times in YA but no sex times. As you are all well aware, the books I normally read have sex in them. Sometimes descriptive, sometimes not. So going for months of reading that sort of book only to encounter sweet hugs and tender soft kisses in this YA book…well, it actually surprised me. It took me a moment or two to remember that this was a book meant for young adults and by lusting over the hero and hoping he would cop a feel I was not only crossing the creepy cougar line but also crossing the “omg, ew, what is wrong with you” line.
That is the first time that’s happened to me. The first time I needed to remind myself that YA is definitely different from Adult in that respect. I think part of it is that these books are written quite maturely but still…odd that I had to acclimate myself to reading a more ‘innocent’ book.
Has this happened to you? Do you have trouble transitioning from YA to Adult Romance?