Dec 19 2008
The controversy of the week appears to be the upcoming Suzanne Brockmann book. I believe the book is due out the end of January but early readers have leaked that the coupling of the two main protagonists is not what was expected. This has lead to a firestorm of posts at All About Romance and around the web with readers feeling misled and betrayed and the author herself saying that expectations were wrong by the readers (I think this is the wrong way to address readers’ concerns). So, the poll question is what were your expectations of this next book but the discussion can be about expectations and readers and authors. Clearly there is a big divide here. I’m in the camp with blogger from romancenovels
I do believe it is important that there not be any confusion over who the hero and heroine of the story actually are. To me, the hero/heroine relationship is the cornerstone of the romance novel.
I think that there is some increasing desire by some authors to keep the next book couple a secret. I guess that would be a poll for another day but I do wonder what it adds.