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Subject: Your favorite Cheesy phrases from romance books
Date Posted: 6/20/2008 4:01 PM ET
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So I'm listening to the Dark series by Christine Feehan on audio.  In every book she uses the following cheesy phrases over and over again.  They're standard romantic sap that just make me chuckle whenever I see them.

"molten heat" 

She tasted like "hot honey" \

"White hot heat"

oh and don't forget  her "honey'd depths"

What are your favorite cheesy romance book terms?

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 8:25 PM ET
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I"ve seen this phrase a lot      "she was innocent but from the country, and she'd seen animals doing it.  Could that be what he wanted to do to her? "  I laugh every time. 

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 9:08 PM ET
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"eyes glittering".  GMAB.

Date Posted: 6/21/2008 1:22 AM ET
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It always makes my day (not) when the hero reminds the heroine of a jungle cat, and then of course, the author has to take pains to point out where the hell this flower of British nobility would have seen a jungle cat - lol.  Not that it's cheesy so much as just plain goofy, but I do get tired of seeing it, it's been so overused.  Frankly I think I can just assume where she saw one, or to be even more direct, I don't really give a crap:P

Date Posted: 6/21/2008 8:35 AM ET
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"He just wanted to hold her and comfort her and wrap her up in cotton (or silk) so she wouldn't have to see the reality of the situation"


Date Posted: 6/21/2008 9:11 AM ET
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Jungle cat? And the thing about animals doing it is hilarious....I mean if it is approached the right way I can understand the association of the two, but seriously...most of the people supposedly have slept in crowded "halls" and what not their entire life. I think they should be pretty aware of how it works :)
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 10:44 PM ET
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That must be why when he talks sexy to her he "purrs in her ear"  ;)   Or the "rumbling"  when he speaks his answer takes the form of a rumble (whatever that is?!).   All I know from rumbling is Pooh, who has a "rumbly in his tumbly" LOL

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 11:33 AM ET
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There are the "hot jets of streaming release", mentioned in another thread (I don't think I've ever read that particular one, but most romances mention something similar.)

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 12:30 PM ET
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I'll give you my fave cheesy romantic excerpt from a novel:


I want to fill every part of you . . . breathe the air from your lungs . . . leave my handprints on your soul . . . I want to give you more pleasure than you can bear . . .


From Kleypas' Devil in Winter (excellent book).  That section just makes me melt :-)

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 12:33 PM ET
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Yeah but...  You know, it's Sebastian saying that...  Somebody else might sound like a psychopath, but Sebastian...  I'd be like, "Sure!  Why not?":P

Date Posted: 6/24/2008 12:35 PM ET
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No kidding . . . he's a tasty morsel.