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We wrote a bit about What Romance Means to Us for the I Love Romance blog. Mainly we took it as an opportunity to gush about smut and how much it means to us.
Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on the I Love Romance Blog. In recent years, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to draw us to the genre. Why do we love “love” so much? I wanted to dig deep to the heart of each person. And I’ve gotten some incredible feedback.
Without further ado, let’s turn the mic over to blogger The Smut Report, a female team with a few things to say about the question at hand.
What Does Romance Mean to Us?
At The Smut Report, we read a lot of romance novels. Like, a LOT of romance novels. And let’s be real – there’s a stereotype floating around that people…
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Heat Factor: Entry Level Hotness.
Character Chemistry: Immediate and dreamy.
Plot: Epic adventure of self-discovery… and romance… on the high seas.
Overall: True love lasts a lifetime.
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Moderated by Erin, who has no emotional investment in this book at all.
Heat Factor: It’s scorching…which is fitting, because with the stuff these two pulled in a Catholic church they may very well end up somewhere toasty.
Character Chemistry: I don’t dig what they dig…but they dig it, and each other, a LOT.
Plot: Catholic priest ends up attracted to a woman who is apparently irresistible but has no hobbies or interests or personality and they end up finding a new, sexy spiritual path together.
Overall: This book has some majorly interesting dynamics but I had to put it down out of sheer frustration many times (and not the FUN kind of frustration, either).
Heat Factor: Absolutely filthy, in the best way
Character Chemistry: Father Bell would have chemistry with a cardboard box
Plot: Catholic priest has sex, angst ensues
Overall: I had so much fun reading this book
Ingrid’s Choice: Playing House by Ruby Lang
Playing House is very sweet and very polite – perfect for when you want a calm read.
Holly’s Choice: The Gunslinger’s Vow by Amy Sandas
Holly had been searching for a good Western, and was thrilled to have found one! The Gunslinger’s Vow features a stoic hero and a competent heroine with a great growth arc.
Erin’s Choice: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Erin is loving the Kleypas’ Ravenel series, and Devil in Spring has the added bonus of also featuring Sebastian (of A Devil in Winter), who is probably her favorite Kleypas character ever.Continue reading “August Wrap Up: All Our Favorite Smut!”