Archive | October, 2012

The beginning of the love affair

2 Oct

Hello world! Here I am having my first go at blogging about one of my absolute favorite things in the world, romance books!

I started reading romance books at a pretty young age after being more fascinated with the relationship between Ned Nickerson and Nancy Drew than with the mysteries that the girl detective from River Heights was solving.

I remember reading the short romance novels that were published in my mom’s Good Housekeeping magazines. After catching me reading all her magazines (and realizing that banning me from reading romances was futile as I was sneaky and determined) my mom gave me a few Mills and Boons books that she had and a Judith McNaught book and that started my love affair with love affairs.

Since then I have literally read hundreds (if not thousands my poor beleaguered husband must be thinking) of books. Getting a kindle two years ago has just made the habit worse as storage space is no longer a problem (whee!!!).

Romance books are my escape, my treat to myself, my drug of choice. They have helped me survive graduations, the first job, the first boyfriend, the inevitable first break up, migrating to a different country and now being married and having 2 children under the age of 3.

My favorite authors for now (the list continually grows) are Nora Roberts, Nalini Singh and CL Wilson. I want to write a blog that will help other romance fans like me discover the books and authors that I absolutely love. It was a couple of other romance review sites (thank you Dear Author and Smart Bitches) that helped me discover 2 of my all time favorite authors and I hope to be able to do the same.

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