Over all, historical romances predominate the list. Six of the titles in the top 10 list are historicals, three are contemporary and one is a futuristic.
Readers sent in many titles but historical titles and regencies dominated the votes by about 67%. Regency Romance authors (Jo Beverly, Barbara Metzger and Kasey Michaels were each mentioned several times) were very popular. Almost too popular – it split the votes!
And of course – the famous scene in Jayne Ann Krentz’s Perfect Partners was mentioned by several different readers.
Of the voters, what tickled our funny bones varied. Some liked witty conversation, some screwball comedy, others liked descriptions of what in a movie would be “sight gags.”
We also like to laugh with our hero and heroine. Of all the examples given the only situations where the humor was directed at character in a negative way were when the joke was on the villian. We are very involved in the experiences of our h/h and while we may be rolling on the floor we tend to also feel a sneaking sympathy for a befuddled lord, nervous dater, or heroine who has just had her microwave destroyed by a startled off worlder.
We like a variety of different types of humor and share one universal complaint – our favorite writers just can not write fast enough.
What ever type of humor was prefered, we all read romances with humorous plots for one reason – we love to laugh.
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