Top Five Reasons Why Sex Scenes Trump Fight Scenes
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Sure, fight scenes can keep you on the edge of your seat, but nothing gets your heart pumping like a good sex scene. I’m talking about the kind of on-the-page lovin’ that causes your body to go rigid, your breath to catch, and your fingers to curl around the edges of your book or e-reader in a white-knuckled grip. A book with sex scenes that leaves you feeling as satisfied as the hero and heroine is a book worth reading if you ask me! Smexy times FTW! So here are my top 5 reasons why sex scenes trump fight scenes.
5. Living Vicariously
The best sex scenes are like a dream you don’t want to wake up from. There’s no awkwardness, no embarrassment, no body issues. No one bumps heads or faces, the only sounds in the room are the hero and heroine moaning and groaning, their breaths becoming one. Through a smokin’ hot sex scene you can relive your first time. Your best time. The time that you’d daydreamed about even though it never happened. No one wants to relive a fight. No one daydreams about taking a right hook to the face. No one shudders post fight and says on a breath, “Let’s do that again.” Which takes us to number four…
4. Reading romance has been proven to improve a person’s sex life.
How can you argue with science? Okay, so I’m no scientific authority, but there are tons of studies out there that have shown that reading a steamy romance can boost a couple’s sex life. The mental stimulation from reading a sex scene that’s burning up the pages can translate into real-life sexual satisfaction. Can you get that from reading a good fight scene? I don’t think so.
I’m talking about the sort of mindless, animalistic urge to tear someone’s clothes off and go at it like a starving man devours a steak. It doesn’t matter where you are, what you’re doing…or even who might be watching. If you don’t get naked and down to business, like now, you’re going to lose your freaking mind. Sure, fight scenes can have that sort of mindless passion too, but you’re not going to walk away from it with a warm, full-body glow and the urge to go at it all over again.
Is there anything better than a toe-curling kiss? The kind that leaves your mouth swollen and hot, your lips throbbing, and your head spinning. Kissing does a crazy amount of things to the body. Endorphins, oxytocin, and dopamine are released into the brain and body. Your pupils dilate. Your body’s intake of oxygen increases. The heart rate jacks up and a sense of euphoria washes over you. A kiss fires a crazy amount of nerve endings in the body. Sounds a hell of a lot more appealing than the paltry adrenaline rush you get from throwing a punch, right?
One of the great things about romance is the way it makes us feel. Powerful sex scenes can be a punch to the gut. But not as brutish as something you’d get from a fight scene. A well-written romance doubles you over in a pleasant, boneless way that you feel from head to toe. It makes your chest ache. And instead of leaving bruises and broken bones in its wake, you only want more. A great romance leaves a permanent mark. One you never forget. Who doesn’t want to read a story that allows you to fall in love over and over again.
Need I say more?
What author doubles you over with their sex scenes? Who writes gut-punching emotion that leaves your chest aching as your heart tries to claw its way out of your chest?
ONE NIGHT MORE, book one in the U.S. Marshals Series coming September 2nd, 2014
Savvy, hard-riding, rule-breaking—they’ll go anywhere and do anything it takes to protect and serve. But this U. S. Marshal has just met his match—and playing for keeps is one sizzling game…
Getting saved from disaster by a handsome stranger—Harper Allen has no problem with that. But when he leaves without a word or a clue to his real identity, the newbie reporter writes it off as the best one-night-stand she’ll never have again. Until a year later, when Harper comes face to face with the man assigned to hide her from a senator’s killer…
Galen Kelly hasn’t forgotten a single sensual minute of his night with Harper . . . or that she betrayed him. But with the FBI also on their trail, he’s got to pretend he’s never met her or risk both their lives. But as danger closes in, Galen may not be able to protect himself from taking the biggest risk of all…
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