It is a truth universally acknowledged that romance novels are naught but misleading fantasies that delude innocent young ladies, pornography for the feminine sex, and rescue fantasies for idle women, all of which end in marriages that snuff out the feisty, independent heroine. Or so we are encouraged to believe.
I am often asked this question by non-romance readers who know that I write “naughty novels” and are seeking an Expert Opinion On Smutty Books. Fun fact: Apparently, I am an Expert On Smutty Books.
Romance novels are known as “trashy books” but they’re actually incredibly empowering to women.
I nearly spit out my coffee when I watched this video from the 1950’s in which a woman is rated a bad businesswoman because she reads romance novels and likes the idea of romance. For what it’s worth I know plenty of talented women executives who also happen to read romance. And I must add: telling off the boss and good in an emergency? Sounds like a romance heroine to me!
Oh, dear, here we go again—yet another article blaming romance novels for all of the problems.