Spring is in the air! Longer days and warmer temperatures reinvigorate
flora and fauna alike. Brilliant greens push through frigid white.
Hibernations end and mating rituals begin. For many of us, the search
for love is often year round, but something about spring heightens
our desire to find the other half of our soul.
am a romantic who truly believes that, when the time is right, everyone
will meet his or her special someone. Until then, I advocate indulging
in romantic fantasy. Oh, I know detractors claim the genre sets
impossibly high standards for men and only novels guarantee “happily
ever after,” but I believe well written romances merely dramatize
readers can find inspiration in heroines. They don’t sit around
and wait for life to happen or settle for less than they deem acceptable.
These women handle whatever crises come their way, often with enviable
grace and fortitude, and they let nothing prevent them from achieving
their goals. Their independence, confidence and strength serve them
well and oftentimes attract their heroes.
readers, of which there should be more, could learn from heroes.
These fantastic guys already know or quickly learn how to behave
like equal partners. They support their women without taking control.
They prove themselves worthy of a woman’s time and attention
by respecting her and treating her like the precious creature she
can enjoy the settings and plots, which play a vital role in romance’s
popularity. Though few, if any readers will wield a sword, meet
a vampire or travel through time, we can leave behind the daily
grind and get lost in the fantasy. During our journey, we accompany
the characters who, rather than running from trouble, turn to each
other for emotional support and guidance. Let’s face it, a
commitment that promises to withstand every test it encounters is
novels are about intimacy, not sex. A hero never shoves his tongue
down the heroine’s throat and a heroine seldom gropes the
hero on their first encounter. They proceed slowly and get to know
each other first. They value the thrill of shared smiles, spoken
endearments, gentle caresses, and playful nips long before they
consummate the union.
your path has not yet crossed your hero’s, take heart. Your
day will come. Don’t settle for less than you deserve—the
best! If you’ve already found him and he needs a little inspiration,
highlight, bookmark or dog-ear the intimate sections and leave the
novel where he’ll find it. Treat him like your hero—he
may reciprocate in kind.
spring! Revive your spirit with a sweet or spicy romance!
Romantic comedy Love
Overboard by Janet Evanovich
Historical romance The
Beauty Bride by ClaireDelacroix
Romantic Suspense Silent
Weapon by Debra Webb
you ready for a new beginning? I suggest Hello,
It’s Me by Wendy Markham.
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