Why Read Romance? – Plus a book giveaway
by V.V. Denman | @vvdenman
When I was five years old, I watched Disney’s Cinderella, and I’ve been a fan of romance ever since. The fairy tale ending hooked me, and now that I’m grown, I enjoy the same feel-good endings in wholesome romance novels.
What makes those predictable, sappy plot-lines so compelling?
Reading a well written romance reminds me that no matter what’s happening in my world, things could be a lot worse. My problems pale in comparison to Cinderella’s, yet she lived happily ever after with her charming prince.
But I’ve heard the grumbling from the back pew:
Romance novels cause wives to be discontented with their husbands!
That makes sense. After all, the typical romance hunk outshines my belching husband nine times in ten. However, I have no reason to compare my hubby to his fictional counterpart.
On the contrary, the stories remind me of the infatuation I felt when I first fell in love. They retell of the hope my husband and I had for our future. The plans we made. The dreams we shared.
Twenty-five years later, I recognize our love has grown past infatuation into deep, unconditional love. In other words,
I’m living the happily ever after.
Why do YOU read (or not read) romance?
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