Things in Thursday :: the “books involving stalking” dilemma

14 Jan

Herein lies an interesting game of “a peruse GoodReads list about stalking and see if any of the books look readable.”

Or, how many “books involving stalking” are romanticized: 26

Also, how many of them feature stalking as an actual primary (i.e. mentioned in the summary) plot point that happens to a main character: 54

How many of them are about women needing a man to protect them from a stalker: 43

And finally, how many of them are, for lack of a better word, romance novels: 95

And here are some choice descriptions of the male characters in these summaries:

  • “the original love-’em-and-leave-’em guy” (x)
  • “there’s something about him, at once gentle and untamed, that intrigues her….” (x)
  • “an unpredictable police detective” (x)
  • “has a chip on his shoulder the size of Wyoming” (x)
  • “a tortured soul” (x)
  • “a handsome, dark-eyed shifter” (x)
  • “a handsome, tough and tenacious Cockney… but hardened and suspicious” (x)
  • “a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries” (x)
  • “beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating…a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control” (x)
  • “A self-proclaimed dominant, he’s as alpha as a male can get” (x)
  • “rock’s hottest new guitar god with a body and a voice to match his name” (x)
  • “her dark and dangerous new boss” (x)
  • “He’s a hunter at heart” (x)
  • “the school’s brilliant but twisted loner…He’s charming and poetic and makes her feel things that she thought were only possible in books” (x)
  • “He’s young. He’s wonderful. He’s also thoroughbred royalty” (x)
  • “read things from his dark and twisted perspective” (x)
  • “once bad boy, now the man behind Nightingale Investigations” (x)
  • “he was sexy, confident, and commanding” (x)
  • “a private man with a broken heart” (x)
  • “a handsome, funny, sports star who adores her” (x)
  • “a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell” (x)
  • “a shipping captain who refuses to conform to the rules of society” (x)
  • “the town’s handsome new sheriff” (x)
  • “charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar” (x)
  • “darkly handsome, funny and magnetic” (x)
  • “six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her” (x)
  • “home grown hotties” (x)
  • “sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist” (x)
  • “younger son of an earl and not entirely healed of battle wounds” (x)
  • “an unfairly hot specimen of a man” (x)
  • “a scary beautiful man” (x)

YIKES.

–your fangirl heroines.

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