Dabney Grinnan


Impenitent social media enthusiast. Relational trend spotter. Enjoys both carpe diem and the fish of the day.

Currently Reading


Favorite Romance

My favorite historical romance is Anne Stuart's Reckless. Or Julie Anne Long's I Kissed an Earl. Or His at Night by Sherry Thomas.

My favorite contemporary romance is Having Her by Jackie Ashenden. Or Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson. Or This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

My favorite romantic suspense is Extreme Danger by Shannon McKenna. Or Against the Wall by Jill Sorenson. Or Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane.

My favorite fantasy/sci fi romance is Heat by R. Lee Smith. Or Beautiful Wreck by Larissa Brown. Or A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole.


Favorite Non-Romance

The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan. Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Handling Sin by Michael Malone.


What I Love in a Romance

The moment where attraction becomes touch and I know that worlds are about to be rocked, hearts are about to be breached, and love is beginning to flourish. Lines that make me laugh out loud and that make tears roll down my cheeks. Fiendishly clever plots. Lovers that make each other happier for as long as they both shall live.

What I Hate in a Romance

Stupid anything, but especially justifications and misunderstandings. Characters who repeat again and again how sure they are they don't deserve love. Saccharine or sappy endings. Almost all epilogues. 

A Bit More About Me

I'd moved ten times--all over the US--by the time I turned 18. I met my husband in a bar (in 1985) and decided, that night, to marry him. Together we have four New Adults and a very small dog. My fervent belief in freedom of speech irks many. I believe there's never been a better TV show than Buffy. I wear a lot of black.