WEIGH IN WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme started by Lauren at Epilogue Review, and this week's topic is:
Action/adventure vs. romance (if the story has only one):
This is a hard one for me, but since I generally prefer character-driven stories over plot-driven ones, I'm going to go with romance. I'd say that in general, romance tends to be more about character development and action/adventure tends to be more about plot (of course there are many exceptions to this rule, and most books contain at least a little of both). However, I prefer a romance that is realistic and based on the way two people relate to each other rather than looks/some sort of paranormal-based attraction/reincarnation/etc. I also don't think every romance has to have a happy ending, and I prefer if things aren't tied up in a neat little bow. As far as action goes, I don't really enjoy reading action scenes just for their own sake--if I'm invested in an action sequence, it's because the author has made me care about the characters involved.