Consent in Romance Novels – Sexy or Not Sexy? In the #MeToo era I’m always shocked to hear someone say they don’t think consent belongs in romance novels because it kills the mood. Sure, early romance novels featured plenty of
The Five Relationship Lies We’ve Been Fed for Years Hurt Everyone In my teens and twenties I was your typical relationship pessimist. My parent’s marriage seemed a thing of evil, and I couldn’t understand why anyone would get married voluntarily.
A Father for Her Child by Laurel Greer is a Swoony Ski Romance with a Dash of Steam While I don’t read much Harlequin, I find a good mountain town ski romance pretty irresistible (go figure). And I always enjoy
Romance Novels Have the Power to Transform Our Relationships with Ourselves, and Others The impact of media on societal norms has been on my mind for years, but it was a recent article celebrating Sesame Street’s fiftieth anniversary that made
Washington DC Sits at the Intersection of Diversity, Politics, Love, and Everything Great About Romance Novels A couple weeks ago, I took a trip to Washington DC with my best girlfriend. Neither of us had been there since we were
Why Do We Treat Men’s and Women’s Orgasms so Differently? And What Does that Say About Us? Something has been haunting me lately about men and women and orgasms. It’s been sticking in my head, popping up during conversations and
Beta Male Characters are Popping Up in Movies, on TV, and in Romance Novels Just the other day I read another article discussing the many virtues of the young actor, Timothée Chalamet, as a new age, sensitive guy. He wears
What Women Really Want in a Marriage Partner—and a Romance Novel Two things you should know before reading on… 1) This article has nothing to do with that awful Mel Gibson movie from the early 2000’s. 2) I’m talking primarily