Kerry writes in with a specific type of book she’s looking for, in the hopes of building a reading list. Perfect for “Good Shit vs. Shit to Avoid!”
I’m really looking for recommended reads of a specific nature I
haven’t seen mentioned anywhere (and please point me to the link if I
missed it!). I’m looking for romances with multiple (not just two) POVs,
specifically ones with a secondary romance. Not necessarily an HEA for the
second, but separate characters, with their own story arcs, whose subplot
interweaves with and enhances the main plot.
It seems like these used to get pubbed more, say, 10 years ago – early-mid
Crusie comes to mind, or SE Phillips (who is hit or miss for me). But now
it’s all “one man, one woman” (or “one person, one person”, since I
don’t just read “straight” – ha, ha – romances). There’s got to be some
recent ones out there – am I just missing them??
(NB: Hot smexing is fine, but I’m not looking for menage books! Nor am I looking for “secondary
characters who will have their own story in the next book of ABC series.”
This would be separate, complete stories, told from secondary character
So Kerry is looking for romances with more than two POVs at work telling the story, with the additional perspectives telling their own story. Holy smoke, I haven’t read a book like that in the romance genre in awhile. I usually associate the Multiple-POV, Multiple-Storyline trait with women’s fiction, wherein the romance is secondary or even tertiary to the other storys. Got suggestions?