Originally Posted by HarryT
I would answer "it depends on the book". A book like "Pride and Prejudice" without love scenes (love scenes - not graphic sex) would be meaningless. Love scenes in a hard SF novel are probably irrelevant.
That's the option I wanted too. If I read erotica I would obviously want it to contain some hot and steamy sex, but I don't. In every other genre I find that anything more than a very short and superficial scene just becomes annoying, so I chose the option one.