A student undergoing a word-association test was asked why a snowstorm put him in mind of sex. He replied frankly: "Because everything does." ~Honor Tracy
In my latest WIP, my heroine has serious issues with intimacy, both physical and emotional. The poor hero will have to take everything VERY slow with her... thus leading to my question for all of you:
Would you continue to read a romance where the relationship isn't consummated until the very end? Do you think that a high level of sexual tension without "the act" is enough for you? In this era of erotica, I'm curious as to your feelings on this.
I have no intentions of this being a "sweet" romance. There will be sexual tension and I imagine that the book will be full of what would basically be foreplay... but it would be terribly out of character for my heroine to engage in premarital sex because of her background.
What think you? Is no sex okay if the book is still sensual? What do you require in your romance reading in regards to the physical aspects of the story?
17 hours ago