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I'm an English romantic, and an author who simply adores reading and writing books. I believe that all love has equal status, and all humans need and deserve romance. So, I am thrilled to be able to review LGBTQ+ novels for AAR and introduce more readers to some gorgeous LGBTQ+ romances and fascinating stories.
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BJ
Jansen
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<p><strong>Wanted a Gentleman</strong> by&nbsp;<strong>KJ Charles</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Pride and Prejudice</strong> or <strong>Persuasion</strong> by Jane Austen</p>
<p>Pretty much anything written by <strong>Alexis Hall</strong> or <strong>Harper Fox</strong></p>

<p><strong>Things Fall Apart </strong>by Chinua Achebe</p>
<p>or</p>
<p><strong>Woman at Point Zero </strong>by Nawal El Saadawi</p>

<p><strong>Sexual Tension!</strong></p>
<p><strong>Evocative descriptions.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Good Characterisations.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Good Plot!</strong></p>

<p><strong>Overused Tropes</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;</p>
<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">Misheard conversations&nbsp;</span></p>
<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">Pathetic Misunderstandings&nbsp;</span></p>
<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">Leaving because the love interest&nbsp;is 'too good for them'</span></p>
<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">Reconciliations&nbsp;in hospitals.</span></p>
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<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><strong>Predictability</strong></p>

<p><strong><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">I am</span></strong><span class="apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">&nbsp;- a vegetarian, animal loving chatterbox</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">- author Izzy van Swelm</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">- an eternal student, who spent a decade studying at University, and shamelessly uses 'Dr' to get good hotel rooms.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">- a music lover and have fairly eclectic tastes</span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">from<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">The Smiths</span></em>,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;<em>Psychedelic Furs</em>,&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">Sisters of Mercy</span></em><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>and<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">Muse</span></em><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>to<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">Nat King Cole</span></em>,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">Gregorian chants</span></em>, &nbsp;<em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">John Grant</span></em><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>and<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">Dolly Parton!</span></em></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black;">- not religious, but if I were to choose a spiritual path it would include trees :)&nbsp;</span></p>

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/11630550.Izzy_Van_Swelm