The List O’ What-The-Fuckery

The official Goodreads shelf is wtf-ugh-blah-ick-stfu.

The inductees:

Offenses include rape-as-romance, historical bullshit, homophobia, adultery, fat-shaming, goats, demonizing mental illness, and general insults to my intelligence.

ForSuchAtime   RedKnightRising  The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James  Squeeze Play by Kate Angell

Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey Journey of Hope by Debbie Kaufman The Last Gladiatrix by Eva Scott  Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

Summer Days by Susan Mallery  Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure by Sophie Barnes  The Cowboy's Princess Wife by Mysty McPartland  A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman

The original benchmark of WTFery:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
This is not, never has been, and never will be a romance.

The Insta-Love Inaugural Class:

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart
Repetitive and boring and repetitive. This is why people make fun of inspirational romance.

Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James
Historical asshole hero + Big Misunderstanding = STFU.

His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls
Historical asshole hero + Big Misunderstanding = STFU.

My Lady’s Honor by Julia Justiss
Historical asshole hero + Big Misunderstanding = STFU.

One Naughty Girl by Alexx Andria
A nameless hookup in a sex club is described as a “black buck.” No, really.

The Dom’s Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair
The plot is Dom=Psychiatrist, and the only character to stand up to the bad guy is the hero’s rich-bitch high-society MOTHER.

And in a class by herself:

Cowboy Heat by Sable Hunter  Hot on Her Trail by Sable Hunter  Her Magic Touch by Sable Hunter  Badass by Sable Hunter