Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by genevieve, Oct 11, 2015.
I laughed quite a bit when a few years ago, they sent us their Nascar Romances!
I didn't say all Harlequin lines are worth reading
I think it's time for a new thread.
But first - Obviously I am not talking about all paperback books that are published by Harlequin. I read the Harlequin paperback romances in high school. For some reason I remember one about a nurse (not a bodice ripper) who tried not to fall in love with a patient, and his family thought she was a gold digger because she was poor, but they realized she was a wonderful person (I think she was raising a little boy all by herself or something) and they all lived happily ever after (just like in Danielle Steel books!).
I should think not a bodice-ripper, given that Harlequin didn't really focus on them. And I don't know when you were in high school, but unless it was pretty recently - the romance genre has changed. Category romance has changed. And while romances novels are expected to focus on a romantic relationship (sometimes more than one) and the romance should have an optimistic resolution (whether happily ever after or happily for now) that still leaves a lot for an author to play around with.
If anyone is interested, this is a good article on bodice rippers and their role in the history of the romance genre.
You are correct. Who wants to take a stab at a bookish title?