Do you have a dirty little secret? I’m not talking about something the cops would arrest you for, but something maybe you don’t shout from the rooftops? Mine is…
I love romance novels.
Not the cheesy ones with Fabio on the cover, his hair blowing in the wind, but contemporary romance novels. Those love stories get me, and even though 100% of the time the main characters get their happily ever after, I never see it coming (which is obviously a tad embarassing).
For those of you who read 50 Shades of Gray, these books are not as erotic, they are more into the love story than the sexy parts (although sometimes there are some of those as well).
Since discovering how deeply satisfying a good, easy, and happy love story can be, I’ve been trying to get all my friends and family to jump on the romance bandwagon. I don’t think I’ve converted many people, but for those of you who are interested, here are my favorite authors and books.
Julie James (She writes mostly badass lady lawyers, plus she’s from Chicago!) (Also, you can’t go wrong with any of her books and I’m desperately waiting for her newest one which she’s been teasing on Instagram for way too long.)
Also, check out Smart Bitches, Trashy Reads for an overwhelming amount of romance book options.
P.S. I still read non-romance books too, but when the world has me down or I haven’t slept through the night in 10 months, these books help lift my mood and for that, I am grateful.
P.P.S. I desperately need some new romance authors to keep me awake past my bedtime, so please let me know your favorites!