2018 releases · romance

The Autism Spectrum, a Gender-reversed Pretty Woman and Chemistry: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

“She didn’t know how to be semi-interested in something. She was either indifferent . . . or obsessed.”  I was so surprised to see a Romance novel get so much hype and so much exposure. Pleasantly surprised, but still. And then I saw that this was an ownvoices novel, with a neurodiverse female lead, who… Continue reading The Autism Spectrum, a Gender-reversed Pretty Woman and Chemistry: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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The Minis: Romance, Romance, Romance

It's been a very Romance heavy start of the year.  I have mentioned previously how I resort to Romance when I am having a hard time with school or life in general. There's a certain vapidness (not always, but a lot of time) and predictability about Romance novels that makes me feel less stressed. I… Continue reading The Minis: Romance, Romance, Romance

2017 releases · Misc · romance

Happy Release Day: The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

Something a bit different today. Plus you get two posts!  I've spoken previously about how I occasionally enjoy Romance novels. Sometimes those are the only books that can get me through a reading slump. However, I've also spoken about how that genre is really problematic. That's not the case with R.S. Grey. Her books are… Continue reading Happy Release Day: The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

2017 releases · romance

Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

About THE FOXE & THE HOUND When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much. It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious… Continue reading Happy Release Day: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

discussions · romance

Reflections: Problematic Aspects of Romance

Let's reflect on the Romance genre, shall we?  A little over a month ago, one of my favorite booktubers, MyNameIsMarines, posted a video about problematic content. The video is amazing, and she is so articulate about the topic, which is definitely important. She discusses how we use the term problematic, and how we should talk about… Continue reading Reflections: Problematic Aspects of Romance