I am a hopeless romantic at heart and I will admit to reading way, way too many romance novels. I love them. I love a good love story. Nothing like a couple meeting, falling in love, fighting the attraction, admitting their love and ending up happily ever after. That’s not real life, and I’ve learned that the hard way. (Don’t get me wrong, I love my boyfriend and he loves me, but he’s no book romeo.) In this short amount of sentences I have digressed…
While reading a romance or any story for that fact, do you wish you could or were reading a story where the characters were similar to you and your significant other (or wannabe significant other)? Not until I started dating my boyfriend did I want this. Why? Well, I don’t throw it out there but if you follow me on Instagram or my personal Facebook you know that my boyfriend is black. Not only is he black, but he’s very nerdy…which was what attracted me most to him. What’s the problem? Well there aren’t many, or rather I haven’t been able to find many, interracial romance books or books in general. Ok, I take that back…I can find BWWM (Black Woman White Man) but I definitely can’t relate to those. And most of them are more erotic than I’d like. I want a good story, romance or not, but hey most books have romance in them, where the woman is white and the man is preferably a nerdy black guy. Is that too much to ask?
I do realize that as the reader I can visualize how the characters look, but sometimes it would nice if there was already a story that I wouldn’t have to.
What about you? Do you like to read stories/books where the characters are like you and/or significant other?