Do you really expect me to believe that?
Hey y’all – Patti here! Many of you know me from my “Romancing the Weekends” feature, and my dish this week is kind of romance related…sort of. Well, it’s got an erotic twist: Suspension of Disbelief. Let me explain: I read and love all kinds of romance, including werewolves, vampires, dystopia, even some science fiction. I can get into the stories,
lust after enjoy reading about the hot alpha shapeshifters in a paranormal romance, and even believe that under-30-year-old self-made millionaire in a sexy erotic novel. What I can’t get behind is… sex clubs.
Let’s talk about sex, baby…
I love a good, sexy read. The sexier the better, really. As a matter of fact, as a general rule I won’t read a book unless it’s got romance, or the potential for romance in future books. I need my HEA, y’all! Needless to say, I love a good erotic romance too. The set-up for these sexy books can vary, but if the plot involves the characters going to a sex club, that blows it (heh) for me.
I think it’s because as far as paranormal books go, you can write off most of the niggles with “it’s magic”. Is magic real? No. But I think most of us wish sometimes that it was, so it’s easier to immerse yourself in a world that might be real if magic was real.
But sex clubs? I start thinking about things like, who do you get to design a sex club? Where do you buy the furniture? And does housekeeping wear hazmat suits to clean up at the end of the night?
I’d imagine a phone call like this:
~Hello, I’m looking for someone to design our sex club.
~You’re looking for someone to design your health club? Well, you’ve come to the right place sir!
~No, not health club. Sex club.
~What’s that? You want it to have hot tubs?
~No. Not hot tubs. Well, yes hot tubs. But for a SEX club.
So, even though sex clubs actually do exist, and vamps, shifters and fae are imaginary, if I’m reading a book where there’s a sex club, I just roll my eyes and think, “Riiiiggghhhttt, like that’s going to happen in real-life.”
What makes you roll your eyes when you’re reading? Paranormals? Love at first sight? Convenient millionaires?