There usually has to be some sort of romance involved for me to pick up a book. Anything with a strong emotional undercurrent is bound to get my attention. Contemporary, PNR, H/C & M/M are my favorites.
"...the object of Jacob's interest [...] batted a dark fringe of eyelashes from behind his mirrored shades as he sauntered across the street."
Ummm... Or as Sandra put it, "lolwut?"
Also, since he's on vacation for only a week, I sense instalove coming. I hate instalove people.