Better still, why do you feel compelled to comment on how bad you think it is because of all the sex?
Just recently I stumbled onto a review site that delights in tearing apart authors in its reviews, especially erotic romance authors. I found the site because I was looking up an erotic contemporary from an author I really love. Damn, did the review tear her latest book apart. And the comments after the review reminded me of teenaged girls in high school. Seriously nasty. Some were downright personal and cruel.
Which brings me to why I'm writing this blog. I'm mystified by reviewers or readers who say they started the book and were horrified by the steamy scenes or multiple partners or BDSM. Huh? What did they expect in an erotic romance that's clearly marked as a menage or one with some kink? A handshake? A kiss on the cheek? Longing, yearning gazes?
Erotic romance has sex - most times, lots of sex - hot, steamy, lusty sex - time to face the truth.
Many times these individuals complain that there's absolutely no romance, only the sex. All right, I'll admit that happens sometimes, and authors who make that mistake don't reach many fans because erotic romance is about the physical and emotional journey of the characters. On occasion, someone bitches about the storyline being so fantastic that no normal woman would want to do that with the guy (or guys). Granted, that may be true, but this is fiction, ladies. If we wrote about what we did during an ordinary day with ordinary guys our readers would die from boredom.
If you don't like the genre, don't read it. No one is holding a gun to your head. If you want realism, then read non-fiction, there's plenty out there.
Just don't think your opinion is the be all and end all. The author who was torn apart in the review is a national bestseller. Apparently many, including me, believe her work to be spot on.