Someone else (here?) mentioned the Kushiel's Dart, etc. series (liked that one, too) - at least it seemed that there was a cultural reason behind the way that their race/nationality approached Life, Love, and the pursuit of a partner (to use what seemed to be their measure for happiness).
There was no constant repetition of the words throbbing, pulsing, stroking, or other "way past using my imagination" descriptions with Laurell K. Hamilton's over written prose. Really, we get it - EVERY time any of "her" guys touches her, it is the best ever and it is magikal (well, in the Merry Gentry series, it is magikal - in the Anita Blake series it is something else........at least her vampires don't glitter
unless they are made up to dance that night.........)
Sheesh - at least I had a wide range of GOOD choices on the ebook reader (Bujold, Norton, Clarke, Asimov, Cherryh, Pournelle, Robinson, and a few more - might as well have a choice of genres as well as writers).