She's a naive virgin. He's a lustful womanizer. She's weak. He's strong. He schools her in the ways of physical love. Yeah, we've all read them. Heck, I've probably even written it. This article from Writing-World.com explores the topic of clichéd romance plots. I think I'll print it up and tape it by my monitor. Nothing wrong with a naive virgin every now and then, but I'll try to remember to spice it up and make her a gun-toting, strong, naive virgin at the very least.
What are your experiences with reading so-called clichéd romance? Is it cause for you to close the book?