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My Favorite and Least Favorite Novel Tropes

During this last reading slump, I did a lot of thinking about the things that I like and the things that I don’t like when it comes to romance novels, and recently I posted about my hatred of all things vampire and were-related.  What I realized is that I am very picky when it comes …

The Romance Novel Trend I Wish Would Go Away

After finishing Ransom two days ago, I haven’t really been in the mood to read.  I started two books, but I couldn’t really get into either of them–one of which I am still trying to like, but I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to stand it.  I found myself scanning the Queens Library’s …

Babies, Babies, Babies

In an earlier post, I posed the question, “Why do romance novels assume that a baby = HEA (Happily Ever After)?”  To me and to many other women like me, babies are not the be all and end all.  I, personally, do not need a baby to feel complete, but so many romance novels use …