Happy Tuesday, bloggers!
Dark bully romance is a hard genre to love. And given that I’m a bully survivor, I’m surprised I’ve even picked up a book with this genre. That’s not me. I don’t like it when authors fetishize or romanticize bullying. However, the authors I’ve followed do the exact opposite.
Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The next prompt is the reasons why I love… And I’ve picked dark bully romance.
I hope you enjoy my post!
Even though It’s a Difficult Genre, It Gives Readers a Thrill in Reading
Dark bully romance doesn’t shy away from awful storylines and hard-to-read writing. So it’s not for everyone. However, once you find the right authors and series, you’re set. I find a thrill in reading it though. It gets my heart beating, and I can’t stop reading until 4 am.
It Gives Readers Great Side of Redemption and Some Major Grovelling
Redemption and grovelling are always great to read and explore in a series. It shows that the bullies are human and deserve that heavy dose of grovelling. When done properly, authors can write a perfect, multi-faceted storyline.
It Brings a New Twist to Enemies-to-Lovers
I love—no, adore—enemies-to-lovers genre. It’s one of my top faves. And I’ll forever fight and defend it. And that’s one reason why I love this genre as well. Bully romance is a new level of that and also brings a new twist. Many, but not all, bully romance novels will be enemies-to-lovers. And I love this kind of dynamic.
It Often Has Strong Female Main Characters Who Look for Revenge
Whether she’s shy, confident, strong, or naive, this main character is a force to be reckoned with. I love all kinds of female leads. I love it when they’re kind but vengeful, sinful yet broken.
It Actually Makes for a Sinfully Delicious Romance
I love multi-layered romance. I need something to capture my attention entirely. So when authors inject bullying into their dark romance, I know I’m up for a sinful book. And I’m so thrilled to get into it.