Recently, I’ve read countless articles bashing the romance genre as a whole and/or its readers in some way. Romance readers and writers have a right to be a wee bit sensitive. I’m an avid romance reader. I’ve been reading romance novels since my high school days eons ago. Last year, I read over 200 contemporary romance novels. Most were recently released (i.e., within the same year) and some were older releases but all written in the last decade.

 

That being said, I didn’t read the Book Riot post in any way but as an innocuous joke, not a vicious attack to get page views for their site. Something my romance book friends and I have all joked about countless times. Read more....