If you've loved the runaway bride trope since the 1999 Julia Roberts/Richard Gere movie (or, if you're a little more, um, mature than that and have loved it since Sally Field ran to Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit back in 1977), then THIS is the list you've been waiting for:
I'll admit that I'm not normally an activity book kind of person. But this book...this book is PERFECTION. With the world in the state that it's in (*gestures to, well, EVERYTHING*), I've had trouble with my attention span. I'm finding it difficult to sit still through television and movies, and even books. So, when this activity book came along, it was like the author (Lucy Eden, who is FABULOUS and I totally recommend her romance novels, too) was reading my mind and delivered exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it. It's a perfect escape that let's you indulge in your love of the romance genre without having to commit large chunks of time. It has romance novel themed word searches, cross words, coloring and mad libs. I'm only halfway through the book and I've already had soooooooo much fun with it. So, do yourself a favor and grab your copy of this little gem RIGHT NOW. Where else can you get hours of entertainment and clever activities for less than you probably paid for lunch? (Probably A LOT less, considering the price of groceries and all. But I digress.) Trust me. You won't regret the purchase.
Look, no shade to the author of this tweet (she did eventually remove it and apologize for unintentionally insulting the genre), but if you think the only authors of great, fun, good quality, hot contemporary romance are Talia Hibbert (who is admittedly awesome) and Emily Henry, then you need to branch out and read more. Specially, maybe step out of traditional publishing, because there are amazing indie and self-published authors out there writing books that readers can't get enough of. So, for today's list, I'm going to divide them up by categories. (Authors, see Sophia directly to collect your winnings) Here we go: