Chasing The Real Thing

What romance novels are about.

When it comes right down to it, it’s the honest-to-God emotion that all lead players are after – the nice ones, and even some of the villains as well.

Romance as a genre is after all, about amore, and when you choose a title to read there’s lots of things you expect and sometimes that can lead to monotony. A beautiful heroine who finds love. A handsome man who finds love. That’s nice – but isn’t it just a bit, well, predictable?

What about the heroine who is in the eyes of the world less than perfect? Think Bridget Jones. Think Ugly Betty. For you classic lit and poetry lovers – think Elizabeth Barret Browning. None of them would normally be called a beauty. They are, so let’s get that out of the way, but unfortunately the majority of the population doesn’t see it that…

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