Does the Point of View Matter to You?
I recently saw a copy of an old series romance I liked when I was a teenager in a used bookstore, and decided to pick it up to see if we were still compatible when aged by a couple of decades. There were truly some cringe-worthy moments in the book, but clothing and hairstyles and cultural attitudes weren't the reasons I no longer connected with the material. I realized that most modern romances feature multiple points of view and this book was only giving me the story through the eyes of one character, the heroine. I am a nosy person. I like to know what all of the characters are thinking and feeling, even the villains. When I only had one viewpoint, I felt too distant from all of the other characters. I think this is a phenomena peculiar to romance readers, but I could be wrong. Is this only me?
The books below feature first-person POV, filtering the story through one person's experience. I have to admit that I have enjoyed some of them, but I still stick to my multi-POV preference. Does point of view matter to you?