Discussion Forums - Love & Romance Love & Romance

Topic: I can't believe this is the title of the book

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: I can't believe this is the title of the book
Date Posted: 2/27/2011 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2007
Posts: 145
Back To Top

The Rich Man's Rules WITH Virgins are Strictly Off-Limits AND One-Night Stands are for Passion and Pleasure Not Forever AND No Strings No Commitment No Babies 

Mills and Boon Single Titles

Author: Lucy MonroeAnne OliverSusan Napier

laugh

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

I'm guessing the first three words are the title and the others are individual stories. Still, pretty odd.

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 2:15 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
Posts: 2,207
Back To Top

I agree with Willa. But must admit that Harlequin wins, hands down, for lengthy, convoluted, asinine titles. Sad part is so many of the books stigmatized with these titles are pretty decent.......

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 8:25 PM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2010
Posts: 11,515
Back To Top

wow

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 7/30/2007
Posts: 4,275
Back To Top

The Rich Man's Rules

WITH Virgins are Strictly Off-Limits

AND One-Night Stands are for Passion and Pleasure Not Forever

AND No Strings No Commitment No Babies

Author: Lucy MonroeAnne OliverSusan Napier

 

Does this make it clearer?

Date Posted: 2/27/2011 10:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2007
Posts: 145
Back To Top

Ok, that's better. 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/28/2011 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
Posts: 4,124
Back To Top

It's still missing a few commas. They should consult the author of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" for assistance. smiley

Date Posted: 2/28/2011 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

It's really only a LITTLE better, in terms of what the titles are saying!

Date Posted: 3/2/2011 3:13 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,171
Back To Top

"Let's eat, Grandma!"  "Let's eat Grandma!"    Punctuation.  It saves lives

Date Posted: 3/2/2011 11:11 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2008
Posts: 1,899
Back To Top

Here's another one:

The Millionaire's Inexperienced Love-Slave

 

Here's my question:  What do the authors think of these titles for their books? 



Last Edited on: 3/2/11 11:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/3/2011 12:01 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2010
Posts: 8,495
Back To Top

I, personally, would be embarrassed, but maybe publishers know something we don't.  It seems there are a lot of HQ books with the word virgin or inexperienced in it.  That must be a big seller.  Alpha male and virgin.

Date Posted: 3/4/2011 3:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2006
Posts: 607
Back To Top

All I can say is 'Thank God for e-readers.'  I never have to worry about embarrassing titles and covers again....especially now that my girls can read and are prone to "Mommy, what does 'Love Slave for Two' mean?" questions....blush

Date Posted: 3/22/2011 12:57 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
Posts: 1,646
Back To Top

LOL

i admit to being a bit of romance sob.  I suppose the tiltles are one reason I've never read a harlequin AND NEVER WILL. 

Date Posted: 3/22/2011 1:43 PM ET
Member Since: 12/5/2010
Posts: 3,024
Back To Top

This "rich man" sounds dreamy