maybe it’s me, but…

Call me a romantic sap, but, by the book goddesses, can I get ridiculously gushy and gooey when there’s a big happy ending.

Nothing like an overly dramatic, completely unrealistic I-love-you-and-will-do-anything-to-be-together-with-you-for-ever-and-ever-like-coming-out-in-a-very-public-way scene to warm the cockles of this reader’s heart. 🙂

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30 Responses to maybe it’s me, but…

  1. Ingrid says:

    Awwww. Isn't it cute??

    But so true, even more when it doesn't happens on page 5 of the book

  2. Chris says:

    LOL, Ingrid! True, that, about not happening on page 5.

    Hmm. My veri is hounds. As in hounds of hell maybe?!

  3. Tam says:

    I love mushy endings. I don't care it happens on page 5, just don't let the relationship be 5 hours old. 🙂

    That kitty is so cute.

  4. nichem says:

    Awww, I love big, gushy happy endings too.

    And now I'm curious what you were just reading that inspired this post.

  5. Juniper says:

    Gorgeous piccy. Love that the true Kris is a soppy mushy thing really.

  6. Humm… I'm not so much for the mush unless they have to work really hard for it.

    But I have been hitting a lot of cliffhanger endings lately and they just piss me off!

  7. Jenre says:



    Sometimes. I have to be in the mood, definitely. Otherwise I start making gagging noises and reach for the bucket.

    Also sometimes it works – as in the scene at the end of Hell by Jet Mykles. Sometimes it doesn't and I just want to curl up into a huge embarrassed ball as one of the hero makes a fool of himself for love.

    I guess it depend on other factors like the strength of the writing and the characters and the rest of the guff.

    OK. Definitely sitting on the fence with this one :).

  8. Tracy says:

    Well you know what a sap I am so I go for the big happy ending as well. Warms the cockles of my heart.

  9. Tam says:

    Penicillin will clear those right up Tracy. 🙂 No warming will be necessary then.

  10. Kris says:

    Ingrid: Definitely! Page 5 may be a tad unbelievable even for me. 😉

    Chris: As in that's what will come after authors if we don;t get our HEAs?? LOL.

    Tam: Yeah. Hard to imagine someone having a dramatic coming out as a result of a 5 hour relationship. Hmmm. I think you just inspired a blog post, Tam. 🙂

  11. Kris says:

    Richelle: I actually wrote this post ages ago. It was in response to one of the books in the Coming Out series that Loose Id published… Mind = sieve.

    Juni: “Love that the true Kris is a soppy mushy thing really.”

    SHHH! Don't tell anyone! You'll ruin my bad arse rep.

    Miranda: “I'm not so much for the mush unless they have to work really hard for it.”

    These types of stories/endings are all the more satisfying for the reader because we become so invested in the relationship working out. Good one, Miranda.

    Kurious Kris -> What cliffhangers have you been reading then??

  12. Kris says:

    Jen: I have to be in the mood it too. As you say, mush only goes so far before the gag reflex kicks in…


    Tracy: Ok, when Tam mentioned penicillin and cockles together I got this image of little penises growing all over a heart. I think there might be something wrong with the way my mind works.

  13. I have cockles and I like mush!

    You, Kris, are just a big ole' romantically-ever-after softie!

  14. Kris says:

    Wren: STOP SAYING THAT! It will get around and all my street cred will be totally lost.

  15. Jambrea says:

    *sigh* It isn't just you. I love those. 🙂

  16. I just finished up Dreamfever this morning and it seriously ends on a cliff with an unidentified person! And I have to wait until Jan 18 for the final book in the series. *humph*

    Also got cliffhanged on Virtually Hers and who knows when Virtually One comes out! *sigh*

    I'm just going to have to hold off on reading series until the whole shebang is published. Patience is NOT my strong suite.

  17. Kris says:

    Jambrea: Saps 'R' Us. 🙂

    Miranda: “I'm just going to have to hold off on reading series until the whole shebang is published. Patience is NOT my strong suite.”

    Just saw your comment on my Starfighter post. You're such a fibber. LOL.

  18. K. Z. Snow says:

    I've been trying to figure out where cockles are for YEARS. Gray's Anatomy doesn't show 'em.

  19. Kris says:

    KZ: Maybe you need to read Gay's Anatomy. 😛

  20. Kaetrin says:

    If it doesn't have a happy ending, I don't wanna read it. Life can suck quite enough IRL without having story-ending-suckage too.

  21. Kaetrin says:

    forgot to tick the following box again… nothing to see here… 🙂

  22. Kris says:

    Kaetrin: As soon as I saw your comment, I was immediately reminded of this:

    I loved this when I was a young 'un. :DDD

  23. Kaetrin says:

    OMG! Cheese!! I loved it when it was out – do you think they have the dvd for sale?

    (slightly off topic note, do you remember the movie Sooner or Later with Rex Smith as the hero?)

  24. Kris says:

    Kaetrin: Not sure, but I watched it on Foxtel earlier this year. I couldn't resist. 🙂

    No, I haven't seen Sooner or Later. zOMG, though, the curls! THE CURLS!

  25. orannia says:

    But so true, even more when it doesn't happens on page 5 of the book.

    *snort* Yes. But…I like to see the build-up to the big ending though. I want the struggle and the angst on-screen not off, so that I am fully invested.

    And I'm with nichem – what are you reading please?

  26. Kris says:

    Orannia: Investment makes the pay off for the reader better.

    What was I reading? I dunno!


    *goes off to look on goodreads*

    This one:


  27. Tam says:

    Skipping shirtless pirates? A dancing midget pirate? That's obviously a classic movie I missed.

  28. Kris says:

    Tam: I can't believe you don't know it! It's The Pirate Movie based on The Pirates of Penzance. Cheesy fun.:)

  29. orannia says:

    Maybe? The premise sounds good…

  30. Kris says:

    Orannia: It wasn't bad. Suspend disbelief and be prepared for sappiness. 🙂

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