Romance Book Tag... Because I Love LOVE

Nicolette from Falling Over Books did this tag based on this Twitter post. No idea of the original source though but I love the idea of this. There's another romance tag I found around the blog community but they have different questions and I opted for this one. And I was just about to focus this on contemporary romance reads but I inserted two fantasy books because I can. 

I'm a romance-junkie so this tag was fun to answer.

01. First romance you remember reading: I don't remember a specific title but I do remember during the early days of me discovering romance books that I read ones by Nicholas Sparks. I just put Dear John there for randomness.

02. Last romance you read: Fumbled (Playbook, #2) by Alexa Martin

03. The romance you are most likely to recommend to a newbie: For YA, I would recommend one of the books that really made me love contemporary romance and one of my early reads as well and that is Anna and the French Kiss by  Stephanie Perkins. For NA/Adult, I would recommend Hotshot  Doc by R.S. Grey.

04. The romance you are most likely to recommend to another romance reader: Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan because it's packed with sweetness and it's quite heavy on the emotional side. Also Shameless by  Lex Martin. It's a quick, light, and sweet read.

05. An underrated romance you wish more people would read: I keep mentioning this book and I don't know how underrated it is but I hardly see people talk about  this book or any of this author's books. It's Forever Right Now by Emma Scott. It's a really good book that tackled stigma on recovering addicts, family, and dreams. I love it so much. Just check out Emma Scott's books.They're wonderful.

06. An overrated romance you wish people would stop talking about: I don't have any actually... I won't be mentioning any romance book that got adapted into movies though. I mean there are books that people keep talking about but I see the same people talk and talk about it so  I wouldn't say it's overrated because it just looks like a group of friends gushing over the same book/series.

07. An auto-buy author: I have a post about that here.

08. An author you used to love that you’ve since abandoned: Abbi Glines. I'm not that fond of her latest releases anymore but I will always have a special place in my hear for the Rosemary Beach Series (Grant and  Harlow are my favorites) and the Sea Breeze Series (Marcus and Low for this one). Also Krista and Becca Ritchie. The Addicted Series also resides in my heart and I will always, ALWAYS, love the ensemble especially Lily Calloway and Loren Hale. I just don't fancy reading their post-Addicted works anymore.

09. Favourite trope: I have so many. Some of them are best-friends to lovers, enemies to lovers or hate to love, fake dating/marriage, and marriage of inconvenience or marriage on the rocks.

10. Best book with your favorite trope: All Your Perfects for marriage on the rocks, The  Deal (Off-Campus, #1) for fake dating and it's lowkey enemies to lovers and also best friends to lovers. The pace and development of Hannah and Garrett's relationship was one of my favorites to read. Filthy Gods (American Gods, #0.5) by  R. Scarlett for enemies to lovers, Love, Life and the List by Kasie West for best friends to lovers.

11. A book you didn’t like even though it has your favourite trope: Bound by Hatred (Born in Blood Mafia  Chronicles, #3) by  Cora Reilly has the hate to love trope but I swear,  I was so annoyed with the heroine that it took out all my energy in reading. Silk and Shadows (The Virgin Diaries, #3) by Lauren Landish has the smart girl in the class tutoring the popular jock trope and that's kind of one of my favorites too but this was just eh.. NOT IT for me.

12. Most hated trope: Love triangles. It annoys me when a book has this trope and it's so obvious who's the hero/heroine going to end up with. Like why waste my time with unnecessary drama? I'd always end up feeling bad for the one who doesn't get the HEA even though they're not my pick of who the hero/heroine will end up with. Also cheating. That's another trope I hate.

13. A book you liked even though it has the trope you hate: Guilty pleasure read would be Undeniably You by  Jewel E. Ann. It has the cheating trope *hides* I don't even know why I bother... there's also All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover. That book made me cry, okay.

14. Your problematic favourite: Pretty Venom (Gray Springs University, #3) by Ella Fields and again, it has a cheating trope so you can see why it's problematic. But then, the author already had a note before you read the book for the kind of mess this book is going to be so at least there's that. Well, I still read it... and enjoyed it. I loved the drama for some reason and how the hero was wallowing in misery lol.

15. A book everyone else loved that has you scratching your head: I don't really bother with what people read and if they like it or not as long as they remain civil and respectful. I'm not scratching my head for these but I'm one of the fewer people (I'm probably the 1%) who wasn't all that fond of it. Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1) by L.J. Shen, The Unhoneymooners by  Christina Lauren *hides again*, and Sempre (Sempre, #1) by J.M. Darhower. You can click the titles to redirect you to my little thoughts about why these books didn't do it for me.

16. Your favourite romancelandia person to follow on twitter: Rheeza (this book tag was based on her tweet) because her taste in romance books is *chef's kiss*. I don't follow a lot of of people on twitter and the bookish people that I do follow, I love seeing their tweets on my timeline. I get the latest romance updates from some of them and some recommendations from the other.

17. A place or person you go for recommendations or review: Nicolette from Falling Over Books is my source for romance reads in the booktube community. Alba and Her Secrets from Twitter (this should be in #16 too). The rest, Goodreads.

18. A book that has a character that reminds you of yourself: Georgie Castle from Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey. I connect with her when it comes to being happy and doing what you're passionate about yet people don't take you seriously or would look down on what you do. 

19. Romance cover you love: For those who don't know yet, I'm obsessed with pretty cover arts. This was hard for me and I had to restrain myself from posting a whole lot of book covers. For here we got Save the Date by Morgan Matson, If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, and Listen to Me (Fusion, #1) by Kristen Proby.

20. A book you’ve reread more than twice: Twisted Emotions (The Camorra Chronicles, #2) by Cora Reilly. I love Nino and Kiara so much. Definitely my favorite couple by this author. Hard Sell (21 Wall Street, #2) by Lauren Layne. Matt and Sabrina are like oil and water and I love it.

21. Best romance audiobook: I haven't listened to one yet.

22. Best romance/rom-com movie: Best is too much of a stretch but these are some of the romance movies I enjoy though. I don't know if I can categorize Kimi no Na Wa (Your Nameas romance but it does play a part in and it will always be special to me. The art style is so beautiful I wanted to cry (I actually did... over an art style). And the soundtrack was also cry-worthy especially how the songs' lyrics match up with the scene is assigned to it. Pride and Prejudice stayed with me for years. Confessions of a Shopaholic is a favorite of mine and my mom's. I've never read the books though.

23. Favourite heroine: Lily Martha Calloway-Hale from the Addicted Series. Also her baby girl, Luna Hale. I love them both entirely. There's also Trinity Lynn Marrow from a recent read, The Harbinger Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I'd fight anyone for her. And my all-time favorite fictional witch aka the love of my life in the fictional world, Sydney Katherine Sage-Ivashkov from the Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead.

24. Favourite hero: Loren Hale, my darling taco-loving boy and Marvel elitist from the Addicted Series. Cameron Hamilton from the Wait for You Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. My OG favorite NA Hero. I love him and his cookies and boiled eggs. And again, from The Harbinger Series is Zayne. Him and his bacon. And my favorite brooding rich vampire slash artist and former asshole, Adrian Ivashkov from the Bloodlines Series.

25. Your all time favourite romance: I can't name one. Did you see the struggle in numbers 23 and 24? Most of the books I mentioned here are a favorite though.

Here's the list of questions
1. First romance you remember reading
2. Last romance you read
3. The romance you are most likely to recommend to a newbie
4. The romance you are most likely to recommend to another romance reader
5. An underrated romance you wish more people would read
6. An overrated romance you wish people would stop talking about
7. An auto-buy author
8. An author you used to love that you’ve since abandoned
9. Favourite trope
10. Best book with you favourite trope
11. A book you didn’t like even though it has your favourite trope
12. Most hated trope
13. A book you liked even though it has the trope you hate
14. Your problematic favourite
15. A book everyone else loved that has you scratching your head
16. Your favourite romancelandia person to follow on twitter
17. A place or person you go for recommendations or review
18. A book that has a character that reminds you of yourself
19. Romance cover you love
20. A book you’ve reread more than twice
21. Best romance audiobook
22. Best romance/romcom movie
23. Favourite heroine
24. Favourite hero
25. Your all time favourite romance

And that's it for the romance book tag.

Tagging Genesis from Whispering Chapters and Tanya from Girl Plus Books

Anyone who reading this and wants to do this tag, feel free to. I do like to see your answers. :)


  1. I actually didn't like Hotshot Doc 🙈
    I loved Archee's Voice! I actually heard the audio for that one.
    I'm the same with Abbi Glines. I started liking her books but when I noticed the repetiveness, I stopped. I disagree on KB Ritchie. I love Like Us series!
    Filthy Gods and The Deal! I love those! And for marriage on the rocks, I can't wait to read Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey! If you get approved for that one, let me know!
    I'll have to follow Rheeza, Alba and Nicolette!!
    I love Matt and Sabrina so much! 😍
    For romance audiobook, Wallbanger by Alice Clayton! It's hilarious in audiobook.
    OMG OMG yes to Sydney from Bloodlines! I love her!!! And Luna!! Ahhhh! Yes!
    Once again, I agree on Loren, Adrian and Zayne! And Roth!!! I love this tag!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    1. AAAHHH I LOVE HOW EXCITED YOU ARE WHEN TALKING ABOUT ROMANCE BOOKS!!! 💓💓 And yes, you should follow them! They read and rec such good romance books!! AND OMG YOU AGREE ON SYDNEY AND ADRIAN 😭 those are my babies too 💖💖💖