1. The Attractive Alpha Male Lead Is Actually A Decent Guy
So in real life, these guys are usually arseholes. You know the type. They are incredibly attractive and they know it. Not only do they know it but they want you to know it too. Arrogance and cockiness is attractive, blatant egotistical bastards not so much.
2 I'm Way Less Whiny Than Most Female Protagonists
I will not get into the feminism arguments against female characters in contemporary romance, or at least not today but seriously I have got to say at least this much, they really need to be stronger people. I'm being unfair to some authors, who do write beautiful characters, but a lot of female protagonists in today's literature remind me more of the damsel in distress of ancient greek mythology than the Elizabeth Bennets of 19th Century Lit. Seriously are we going backwards??? I would not be a whiny mess who can barely formulate a sentence... and I sure as heck wouldn't let Christian Grey get away with half of the shit he pulled in the fifty shades series.
3. Happily Ever Afters
To risk sounding like a little kid with a fairy tale book, I'm a big fan of a HEA. Unfortunately, I'm also a little bit cynical and don't really believe in them in real life. Awks.
4. The Fact That Every One Is Rich
What is with that? Seriously, I don't want to be a kept woman but if we're talking fiction, by god yes buy me a big house and a yacht.
5. (and perhaps the most important) THE SEX
Seriously, with all the multiple orgasms and oral experts in contemporary romance now a days, there probably isn't a man on earth who can match up... well almost... Ryan Reynolds could problem hit the spot.
So I've come to the conclusion, that the books we read should be real and then my life would be far more entertaining. I mean even down to how the characters meet in books - how often does that ever happen?