I was happily reading this romance about a tall, heavily muscled alpha male. Yum! Suddenly one phrase in the author's description crashed my enjoyment like a dead rat hitting the windshield of a car cruising down the highway. The hero has "plump lips."
I'm sorry, but that does NOT turn me on! I had this sudden vision of the overweight kid in 8th grade, breathing nasally as he licked his slobbery, fat lips while furtively watching the cheerleaders.
I will get over it - the author isn't lingering on his plump lips, so I can try to ignore it and restart the car. But who knew that such a random and minor physical characteristic would have such an effect!
Have you come across any such traits that you wish the author had omitted?
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