the [email protected]: What’s the best/most interesting thing you’ve ever learned from a romance novel?
Yesterday, in the States, many of us joined friends and family for Thanksgiving. I host my large family every year and am usually too frenetic to be thankful for much until the meal is done, the dishes are washed, and my mom is making turkey stew which we freeze and then eat all year. But then, when the day is almost at its end, I do try and think about all that I am thankful for.
Somewhere on that list is always romance novels. […]
AAR readers routinely tell us they disagree with our takes on books. Over the years we’ve been told:
Here at AAR, the staff is beginning to make our favorite Best of 2019 lists. Earlier this week, we asked what your favorite non-romances of the year are. Now we’d like to know: What’s your favorite romance published in 2019?
It was bound to happen.
After ten years of primarily reading romance, in 2019, I found myself gravitating away from HEAs. According to Goodreads, thus far this year I’ve only read 50 romances and many of those were books published in earlier times. I’ve read 25 non-romances, all of them fiction. Of these 25, I adored seven, five of which were published in 2019. […]
This week I read a historical romance novella with a love scene that did consent perfectly. Romance novels routinely show–and now more so than ever which is the best–that sex and intimacy are something two (or more) people decide on together. Consent happens when both (or more) parties agree on what sexual contact is going to be and feel like. Desire and how it is acted upon is mutual, pleasurable, and not to be regretted. […]
Almost everyone has lived through a break-up and, whew, it’s hard. Daniel Chidiac has written a book about modern break-ups and he’s giving one away to a lucky AAR reader. Make a comment below to be entered in this drawing. […]
In last week’s the [email protected], many of you longed for historicals featuring untraditional stories. So we want your recs. What historical romances with non-wealthy, non-aristocrat, non-white, non-heteronormative leads–or any other nontraditional aspects–do you love?