As for the “meh” bits:
But, “meh” bits notwithstanding, this was a well-written, emotional, sexy read that I think fans of low-angst, slow-burn romances would enjoy. It’s definitely worth a read!
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It might not crush the stigma, but it definitely discourages it. Strongly, even.
Other reading suggestions
This was good enough that I’ll be checking out the author’s backlist. And for more slow-burn recommendations, check this out.