Fun, Flirty Reads for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time again when the whole world is obsessed with love. These romantic reads will get you in the mood for romance and/or will be an excellent accompaniment to a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine. They might also give you some (naughty) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While a few of these titles are pure escapist fantasy, there are few stories of real-life romance, too.

The Real Men Who Read Romance Novels

It is a truth universally acknowledged that men do not read or write romance novels…unless they are attempting to “cash in” or use phrases like bodice ripper or burning desire. However, according to statistics from Romance Writers of America, 9% of romance readers are guys. Who are the real men who read and write romance novels just because they like it? I spoke with a few of them and about the portrayal of men in the genre, how people react to them, and how to make these books more appealing to dudes. Here’s what they have to say…