It's always a balancing act, giving people enough information in a blurb to allow them to choose not to read a book if it contains any of their personal triggers; Cheating, abuse, rape, no HEA, cliff-hanger, while at the same time not giving away the plot. There need to be some surprises I always think.
As I said in my last blog, I tend to deviate from the accepted norm in romance. I.e. I write about some of the above, mainly because I think that life is not a clear cut as most books make it out to be. Some people just want escapism - I get that. Sometimes I do too. But sometimes I like it when a book makes me feel uncomfortable. When people make bad choices and have to face consequences. When women have to be strong, and sometimes tell a man to f**k off.
Given all that, there are some reviews that make it all worthwhile. I got a recent one on Goodreads for Cold Comfort. That book has divided opinion for many of the reasons above. People tend to love it or hate it. This reader went into it blind, knowing if she'd known the outline of what Delilah went through she'd never have read it. But loved it, because she loved Delilah's strength. It made my freaking day. That review was why I love to write - when you connect with a reader who get's the character as you intend her to be. Blooming marvellous. Inspired me to get going at my keyboard. So as I say, a good review can go a long way.
Be happy and if you're in the UK have a great Bank Holiday weekend