Romance Genre Discussion

For February 2020, we'll be reading romance books.
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Romance Genre Discussion

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It's February and Valentine's Day is literally days away, and what better way to spend the month than reading books that fall into the romance genre?

As we dive into this month, consider the following questions as a way to guide some discussion:
  • What was the title of the book you read/are reading?
  • Describe the type of romance within this book - clean, young adult, mature, etc.
  • Were there other genres within this book aside from romance?
  • Share a bit of the synopsis.
  • How would you rate this book?
Enjoy reading and discussing! :techie-studyingbrown:
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I'm not currently reading a book that would be classified as romance, though I have read many in the past that fall under the Paranormal Romance genre. I have something of a beef with so called "romance" novels, because all of the ones that i have read aren't actually romantic. The stories are more about two people getting it on than actual romance. Lust is not the same as love and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not likely to fall into bed with someone I just met.
So, if anyone knows of any really good PR books that have actual romance and development of the relationship, I would be open to recommendations.
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Jezebelle84 wrote: 14 Feb 2020, 15:39 I'm not currently reading a book that would be classified as romance, though I have read many in the past that fall under the Paranormal Romance genre. I have something of a beef with so called "romance" novels, because all of the ones that i have read aren't actually romantic. The stories are more about two people getting it on than actual romance. Lust is not the same as love and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not likely to fall into bed with someone I just met.
So, if anyone knows of any really good PR books that have actual romance and development of the relationship, I would be open to recommendations.
Yes, I can understand that. I definitely agree that lust is not the same as love, and I tend to steer away from these books. They tend to be unrealistic and annoying to read, lol. In the other topic, did you see a book that could be more romance-based?
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