A popular romance trope is the famous fling. One or both of the main characters are adored by millions. The hero and heroine try to establish a loving and committed relationship while overcoming obstacles that can only be found in a world of extraordinary privilege and celebrity. ... Read More about The Rock Star Romance
The Rock Star Romance
The Swashbuckler is a man of action. His life is full of excitement, opportunity, and half-cocked plans. He’s fearless, daring, and always chasing the next adventure. This hero doesn’t just find himself in dangerous situations – he launches into them. Does Ethan Hunt need to climb the Burj Khalifa or hang off a plan during takeoff? Maybe not, but that won’t stop him! ... Read More about Hero & Heroine Archetype: The Swashbuckler
You just finished reading a romance book that went straight to your keeper shelf. You want to continue the feel-good experience but the author doesn’t have another book available. You decide to read a different author who might give you a similar story, but where do you begin the search? ... Read More about How to Discover Read Alikes
Romance fiction is a female-driven industry. The novels are often written for women and by women. Traditionally, a romance book will reflect a woman’s life, especially her struggles and dreams. The heroine is a main character with agency. Her actions and choices have an impact on the plot. And yet, does the romance novel you’re reading pass the Bechdel Test? ... Read More about Does That Romance Novel Pass the Bechdel Test?
You don’t have to be a sports fan to fully enjoy a sports romance. Knowing the basic rules of the game isn’t even necessary. So why read a sports romance? For the hero, of course. ... Read More about Dive Into These Sports Romance Series