I have 698 books in my kindle account. 696 are romance novels. The other 2 are gatecrashers. Python programming books by Mark Lutz that my husband ordered. I can't really complain about these interlopers because it's technically my husband's kindle account. Anyway, I digress. What I am trying to convey is that I've read my fair share of romance novels - contemporary and paranormal are my drug of choice.
So here is what I don't understand. How many times a day can one person shower? In some books, the characters are always in there. They shower before the other person wakes up, shower after the obvious, come home from work to shower while the other cooks dinner and then relax in a hot bath before bed. Some even shower at 3 o'clock in the morning. When I get in from a really late night, the last thing I want to do is shower. My husband is lucky if I wash my makeup off before I collapse into my tequila induced coma. Given I didn't marry Christian Grey or any other book boyfriend who would lovingly remove said makeup while saying in an inhumanely sexy voice, "There's my beautiful girl", hubby probably can't count the number of times he's woken up to next to a raccoon. It's irrational, I know, to get so agitated about such a basic civil duty as bathing, especially when the scenes are often well written, but you can only read about the soothing scent of jasmine or the perfect height of a ledge so many times before it has the same effect of a cold shower.