I want to smack the crap out of people who call sex scenes in romance novels “the good parts.” There’s so much more to romance novels than the sex scenes. But that’s a different rant entirely. And while there are tons of great romance novels out there with truly beautiful, sexy, erotic, and emotional sex scenes, there are an unfortunate number of stories out there with sex scenes that I tend to cringe about and skip over. Sadly, I’ve seen enough of these things to write an entire rant about them…
The idea of a famous actor or actress falling for a regular person is endlessly fascinating and endlessly romantic. (It’s also not completely unrealistic. Matt Damon and his wife met when she was a bartender.) That’s probably why it’s been the subject of so many great romance novels. With that in mind, here are but a few great ones. Enjoy!
I bet you thought our original post about WTF romance novel covers was going to be the last one, didn’t you? Well, SURPRISE! Here we are again with a brand new crop of WTF covers for your enjoyment.
And please, before anyone jumps on me for being mean, I’m not calling anyone out just to be cruel. I just want to rehab the genre and crush the stupid romance stigma once and for all. And frankly, unless covers like these go away, we’ll never be able to do that. So, to anyone who might be offended... bygones.
Some romance novels would have you believe that unless you’re a tiny, delicate woman with a heart-shaped face and smattering of cute freckles across your little button nose that you’re not worthy of a HEA with a hot hero. Why is it that so many romance heroines are impossibly perfect looking? But that’s a rant for another day. The point is that there ARE plenty of great romances out there who give the plain Janes of the world hope that they’ll find their own hot sexy hero and be able to grab their HEA with both hands. Here are but a few of our faves. Enjoy!
Ever wonder what your favorite authors are reading? We sure have. And because we can’t abide a mystery, we went ahead and asked them. You’re welcome.
Today, we’re featuring reads as recommended by the fabulous Kristen Ashley. Get your 1-clicking fingers ready, folks!
It probably doesn’t feel like it when you’re going through a divorce, but it’s truly not the end of the world. In fact, maybe it’s just the beginning of bigger, better, wonderful things. With that in mind, here are our picks for the top 11 romance novels that prove life after divorce really IS worth living.
The last time we talked about laugh-out-loud paranormal romance, y’all had so many great suggestions for additions that I immediately added a crap-ton of books to my TBR list. And since I’ve now worked my way through that list, I thought we were due for an updated “laugh-out-loud paranormal romance” list this week. So, here are our picks for 11 hilarious, low-angst paranormal romance reads that’ll have you LOLing all over town. Enjoy!
(And yes, it’s arguable that one of these—I’ll let you figure out which one—is urban fantasy or mystery, not paranormal romance. But the story has a strong romantic element in it as a major plot line, so I’m claiming it for the romance genre. It’s also important to remember that no one is the boss of me and this is my list, so I’ll add whatever books I want to add. So there. That said, let’s be adults about this and not engage in a romance/not romance debate. The list is just for fun—and binge-reading.)
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