Recently on H&H we've been talking about the divisive pairing of Jo and Laurie vs Jo and Bhaer. On social media and here on the site, many people have chimed in that Laurie was a boy and Bhaer was a man, and Jo needed a man—alternatively, that choosing Laurie as a reader, was the choice leftover from childhood while many grown women could now see the appeal of Bhaer.
Have you found this to be the case with other romance novels? Do you find that you hated a certain type of book (whether it was an entire genre, or just one aspect) when you were younger/newer to romance vs. now? What changed? What makes you love something now?
Let us know in the comments!