I have always considered me to be a fantasy reader with a little bit of contemporary to balance it out, but then romance came in and it slapped me in the face and was like “where the hell have you been?” I had no answer for it.
I started getting into romance because I was trying to finish my reading goals for the Goodreads challenge. I read The Kiss Quotient and then I had to read more, then I read The Hating Game and I was hooked. I need to find more romance reads, so I hit up my favorite romance booktuber and her Goodreads page, so I could get some book recommendations. From there I started to dive into the erotic, the smutty, the light, and the sports romance. There are so many levels to romance! I was able to choose what I wanted for the mood that I was in and if I was in a kind of fantasy mood, but didn’t need all of the fantasy, there were paranormal romances as well.
I don’t have much to say about it, other than it was there when I needed it and that I need to stop looking down on the romance world like I was doing. It made me have a deeper respect for the romance readers and it also helped me know what I liked and what I wanted from a readers stand point. If you haven’t read romance, go ahead and give it a try. You never know, it might be your new favorite thing. If you don’t know where to start then head over to Stephanie’s goodreads page where she has all of the romance books she’s read broken down into different categories and find something that peaks your interest. I’ve read a few and could try and recommend some to you as well. Just ask down below! I hope you find something new and exciting, but until next time,
Keep turning the Pages
4 thoughts on “Romance Was the Genre I Didn’t Know I Needed”
I’ve never thought about romance before, but I think I’ll give it a try at some point. It’s just trying to figure out which type you’ll enjoy!
Definitely try them out! I would start with the “light and fluffy” romances. Like The Kiss Quotient or The Hating Game! Also The Wedding Date is a good one too! Then you can tell if you want more of the hot and steamy scene or the character driven ones!
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So happy to read this. You know I am a romance maven! Beverly Jenkins has fantastic AA historical romances, as well as contemporary suspense romances. Brenda Jackson has tons of books. I would start with the Madaris Series then the Westmorelands. Delaney Diamond and Olivia Gaines have great IR Romance titles. I could go on and on about the romance genre. ♥️
These are great! I’m going to check some of them out, there are soooo many!