I'm trying to balance my book where both genders would enjoy it sorta like Hunger Games or Harry Potter, Game of Thrones. I don't want to stereotype what usually men and woman seek for in books. It seems in my general opinion that what both genders seek in books are vastly different. As a guy myself, I don't have much an interest in romance stories but I do enjoy reading action thriller, adventure, fights scene type of books. Which may be my flaw trying to add a romantic sub plot in my book because it's one area I never took interest in reading. One of my friends, he did a soft beta read on my book, he enjoyed it mainly because it had a lot of action, adventure but he did mentioned woman may not be interested in it. My friend did say one of my chapters was truly realistic which he enjoyed. I had a female beta reader who's review was quite the opposite, she wanted to either punch my MC or me, biggest complaint she had on MC, he was whiny and immature(which I did on purpose). Besides my MC, she had some other complaints that I had made my story too "one sided" in a guys PoV. I had a few chapters which were originally the first are now past memory chapters that are threaded in the book. Which got me thinking about doing more research on what both genders mainly look for in a novel. Does action, adventure, action thriller type of books draw majority of men while the opposite like romance are an attracted read for woman? I sat down with my writing counselor my college, she did her review take on it what she found offensive but not personal was describing a gorgeous woman the MC was attracted to. One area I talked about was the attracted woman cleavage, which she found as offensive. We joked about it, being almost the same as if female author describing a guys 6 pack in fine detail. Just having beta readers of both opposite genders have got me doing some research. I might have to just accept it might be a guy book which men would generally would pick up and read and just focus on writing a good story for my type of audience.