In her Substack blog, bestselling author Maya Rodale writes about the joy romance brings to her life.
I was afraid romance novels would take over my life. And they did.
I used to be afraid that if I started reading romance novels I would love it so much and be ruined for all other books (especially the hard and important ones I read for school, where all the female characters died in the end). I knew romances would be fun and as a result, they would be addicting. I imagined myself a hoarder of books in an NYC studio apartment, stuffed from floor to ceiling with mass-market paperbacks (I am “reading before kindle” years old), leaving no room for friends or family. There goes my life. Sad!
This sort of did happen.
And it has been glorious.
READ MORE at XO Romance: The radical joy of romance novels.