Category: Discussions

Confession: Sometimes I Like Insta-Love Stories

Confession: Sometimes I Like Insta-Love Stories

Insta-love is not a well-loved trope. But, as the title of this post says, sometimes I like a good insta-love romance. I completely understand why it is frustrating for readers. Those slow burn romances can be oh, so satisfying when the couple FINALLY gets together. And I get it, sometimes […]

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Binge-Reading a Problematic (for Me) Series

Binge-Reading a Problematic (for Me) Series

I obviously love romance novels. Over the last few years I have gotten back into that genre, and I have loved every minute of it. But last year was, in general, not my best reading year. A nearly year-long reading funk is never fun. This year started of wonderfully, in […]

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May 2017 Recap and What’s Next for June

May 2017 Recap and What’s Next for June

This is my second recap this  year. I don’t usually put together monthly recaps for my blog, but I have a few things to mention. Reading Funk Continues This year has been a tough one for me reading wise (and other areas, too, but I won’t go into it here). […]

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A New Appreciation for Romance Novellas

A New Appreciation for Romance Novellas

Novellas are a funny thing. They are more popular than ever these days, since ebooks have become so popular. But they are tricky to pull off. I know some readers who refuse to read them, and that’s understandable. Rarely are novellas total home runs; it’s hard for that emotional connection […]

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Romance Novel Elements I LOVE

Romance Novel Elements I LOVE

I recently put together a post of romance novel elements that I’m sick of. Today I want to share elements that I love seeing in romance novels. Nice Guy Heroes Lately, I’ve not had any patience for jerk heroes. I want a nice guy. A sexy, strong guy, who is even […]

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Romance Novel Elements I’m Sick Of

Romance Novel Elements I’m Sick Of

I love romance novels. They are my favorite books to read, and I cannot get enough of them. But, even so, there are elements that seem to pop up a lot in romance novels, that are making me a bit eye-rolly. These aren’t necessarily dealbreakers, but whenever I see them […]

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I’m Holding Out for a Hero

I’m Holding Out for a Hero

I LOVE romance novels. Love them! It’s my most favorite genre ever. I’ve talked about how much I love contemporary romance, and my very special fondness for historical romance. Those are my two favorite subgenres of Romance, but I like romantic suspense, YA romance, and I will even, upon occasion, […]

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My Love for Contemporary Romance

My Love for Contemporary Romance

Back in April, I participated in Historical Romance 101 (which was such an awesome experience!). During that month I talked about how much I love historical romance novels, and how my favorite romances are almost always historical. And that’s true. There is nothing like Tessa Dare, Julia Quinn or Julie […]

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Reader Anxiety

Reader Anxiety

I’m an anxious person. A complete worrier. If I’m not worrying about something, I find something to worry about. I joke about it all the time. But, truthfully, being prone to anxiety, even mild anxiety, isn’t really fun. It doesn’t take much for me to get stressed, and it makes […]

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