“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”
― Cassandra Clare,
Is there nothing better than sitting with a soppy romance novel in one hand and a glass of wine in the other as you lay back in a luxurious bubble bath surrounded by the sweet scent of your favourite scented candles? Probably. Definitely but this week is all about love, romance, passion, sex and being with the one person who makes you feel whole. It could be a husband, a wife, a lover, a child, a best friend or even your beloved pet. Heck, it could even be takeaway pizza and Netflix. Whatever your love is, this is the week leading up to the most romantic day of the year: Valentine’s Day.
For most people, Valentine’s day is a day to truly show the one you love how much you appreciate them whether you buy them a decadent bouquet of flowers or just their favourite coffee. But for a select few, Valentine’s day is just yet another reminder that they’ve yet to find ‘the one’ – their knight in shining armour…their princess awaiting their rescue whilst stuck in an ivory tower. It’s also a reminder of loved ones who are no longer with us.
Yesterday marked the beginning of Romance Week on Goodreads, set to highlight the vast majority of girl-meets-boy, love at first sight, clueless crushes and steamy stories loved and cherished by so many readers. Not to mention the blunt, and honest books highlighting the vast differences between men and women, and how VDay is nothing more than over romanticised, commercialised rubbish.
I do love a good romance. I’m not into those Mills & Boon type novels where everyone is overly glamourous and swooning over the a-typical hunk. I like books with substance, with bite and a romance that grows over time. Sure, everyone loves a bit of passion thrown in but to me, it’s about the way two or more characters connect on a deeper level…some may say spiritual…I say it’s where the heart recognises it’s missing piece…it’s soulmate. Is there only one person out there for everybody? Who knows. Fate and the heart work in mysterious ways.
For this week, I’m going to be reading and reviewing three romance novels:
- You Loved Me at My Darkest by Evie Harper & Becky Johnson
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Three Men and a Maybe by Katey Lovell
I hope you’re spending time with those you love even if they do cut into much-needed reading time x
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