1. LIKE - What's a book without a good romance?!
Honestly; I don't think I can REALLY enjoy a book if there isn't even a hint of romance in it. There has to be some kind of love story, or at least a hint at one, for me to really fall in love with a story. It's such a crucial element and one that can make or break a tale.
2. LIKE - From enemies to lovers
I'm a real sucker for stories in which two people who used to be enemies or really dislike each other, end up falling in love with one another. I can never get enough of a storyline like this one!
3. LIKE - Chemistry that sparks off the pages
The best love stories are the ones where you can feel the chemistry between the two characters from the start, and you can't quite possibly ignore it.
4. LIKE - Happy endings <3
I don't even want to read books that don't have a happy ending. I'm a hopeless romantic and I need my books to have a happy ending where everyone lives happily ever after <3
5. LIKE - Amazing quotes about love
I love a good quote, and the best love stories always have some great quotes about love in general.
6. DISLIKE - Mismatches
Sometimes when you pick up a novel, you just don't feel the love between the two characters that are supposed to get together. I hate it when this happens, especially if there's someone else in the story you want the male/female character to get together with, but it just doesn't happen.
7. DISLIKE - Three-second love
Boy meets girl; they fall head over heels in love; they get married or split up. And all of that within 50 pages. A good love story needs a build-up, in my opinion, every single time.
8. DISLIKE - Cheating
I guess this is something personal, but I just hate it when characters cheat on one another in books. This can really ruin a good love story, and I hate it when this happens.
9. DISLIKE - Too many steamy scenes
Some steamy scenes, no problem. But only steamy scenes instead of there being more to a romance than just sex? No, thanks.