Even if you’re new to the romance genre, you’ve probably noticed some popular themes. Off the top of my head I can think of dozens. I think the most common trope is the “rich kid falls in love with someone from the wrong side of the tracks and reconnects as adults.” There’s also the “powerful…

Read More

I have a hangover. But it’s not because I overindulged in wine, beer, or liquor. It’s because I just read a great book—The Deal by Elle Kennedy. A great book hangover, or GBH for short, is very different from the good book glow, or GBG. The GBG happens when you finish the last page of…

Read More

Let me tell you a funny story, or at least one that I think is funny. My nickname for my husband is Lovey. And I don’t just use it when we’re home alone. I call him Lovey when we’re out in about, in front of family, friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers. Many years ago, back…

Read More

I’m an avid reader, and I have been since I learned my ABCs. I remember going to the book fair at my elementary school and begging my mom to let me add “just one more” to the stack of books she already held. My parents had to watch their budget, yet she always said “yes”…

Read More