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If you haven’t heard, a NTY contributor finally cracked the romance genre code! Thank you, Jesus!

Two much more qualified, eloquent and masters of sarcasm than I have responded brilliantly. Since both articles link to the original I won’t.

Be sure to show Cait Reynolds and Lauren Layne some love and buy them a virtual drink!


Full disclosure: after I post this blog, I’m probably going to go day drink and listen to Aretha’s “Respect” on repeat. Mansplaining romance and erotica has a way of doing that to me.

Cait Reynolds – Mansplaining the Romance Genre

And if “courtship and female self-empowerment” are still “fantasies,” as Robert Gottlieb seems to think, we have a long way to go.

Lauren Layne – My Overdue Defense of the Romance Genre