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Fat Girls in Romance Novels

How the fat heroines in romance novels helped one reader accept her own body.

Book Recs for #My5WordRomanceNovel Tweets

Book recommendations based on the #My5WordRomanceNovel hashtag.

Our First Time: The Books That Made Us Romance Readers

I read romance and erotica novels. I love ’em. Like many romance and erotica readers, though, this was a statement ...

Romance 101: Screw Your Beauty Standards

There are many draws to reading in general and not just romance novels. It’s a great escape, for one. A ...

Tropes to Read By and Tropes to Drive By in Romance

When I was in college lit classes, the word “trope” meant a figure of speech. As a grad student in ...

When Your Favorite People Hate Your Favorite Books

I wasn’t always a romance reader. I became one by happy accident. On a family vacation in Florida, I decided ...

Great First Kisses in Romance

“Early kisses were so much more erotic than early sex. Sex at the beginning of a relationship was fumbly and ...