The last month has been an amazing experience for me. For that matter, this year was a year of reading outside the box and I am thankful for it.
Yes, I have been reading a lot more New Adult Contemporary Romance in the last month or so and it has been quite an experience.
As most of you know, these books are written in first person POV and often, it is written in the heroine’s POV. To be honest, it has left me wanting MORE! Because man, do I want to read the hero’s POV so. FREAKING. bad.
I admit to a fascination with knowing what the hero is thinking. I mean, up the angst a little, right? But honestly, though, I want to get in the hero’s head!
Let me illustrate my point with a few examples
I read Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout and this was written in the heroine’s POV only. And let me tell, you the heroine Avery, was so off-putting that I didn’t really understand why the hero, Cam kept asking her out! I mean, this was one of the best slow-burn books that I read and I understood Avery’s issue BUT the story just felt lacking.
Fortunately, Trust in Me was published and it is in Cam’s POV. This is basically every scene (with a few extras) in Wait for You but in Cam’s POV and I totally get it! The problem with this is that it was pretty hard to get into the story because I already knew what happened. Cam’s POV would have had the best impact if it was written within the story, you know?
The next example is Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren. Again. This is written in only the heroine Mia’s POV and it drove me nuts! I wanted to find out more about what Ansel was thinking! And Ansel was being VERY MYSTERIOUS – he was driving me nuts! Admittedly, that was his allure so it may have been the right choice not to have his POV.
But we DO have a short novella in Ansel’s POV! Sweet Filthy Morning After is written from Ansel’s POV and it is a couple of scenes the day after he married Mia. This gave me a quick glimpse into what he was thinking which helped me understand him better.
Young Adult Fiction has a lot of books written in 2 (or more) POVs and that is something that I like and this is more commonly seen in this genre.
The third book I want to talk about is The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I would have enjoyed this book EVEN MORE if this was written in dual POV because I want to know what is going through Josh’s head. I can only hear Lucy’s POV and she annoyed me at times.
Awesome Books with Dual POVs
As I’ve said before, I WANT to get in the hero’s head so badly, and when I read a book that features dual POVs I am on cloud nine!
These books feature a dual POV that I think made this book better than it would have been had it only been written in single POVs.
One of the reasons why I like dual POVs is when the hero is the characteristic douche. I mean, I know these heroes usually have a lot of baggage but they are usually unlikeable which is why it is best if we get their own POV, right?