For the record, "The Racy Hearts" is a Facebook account by Simon & Schuster Australia. They publish, amongst other things, works by Jamie McGuire.
Huh. Guess it's not surprise, then.
Ordinarily, I have a "live and let read" attitude, but I'm just so fed up with this shit. No, I haven't been stalked. No, I haven't been psychologically abused. But that doesn't mean I shouldn't speak out against books/films/whatnot claiming that abusive stuff is "romantic" or "hot". THIS IS NOT REAL D/s. THIS IS NOT REAL BDSM.
Look, I like problematic shit - I read V. C. Andrews books, for heaven's sake. But at least I can admit that stuff I like is problematic, instead of pretending that it's NOT problematic, or that "it's just fiction".
But maybe none of this stuff is problematic, and I'M the problem.
After all, if a character is good-looking and rich, ANYTHING they do is hot. *headdesk*