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10 Things I learned from reading romances as a girl.

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Books


I love romance novels. My family and very close friends know this and take every opportunity to rib me about it.  My husband loves to look over my shoulder and proceed to do his own dramatic interpretation of the book. This never fails to irritate me to no end.  I think I found my own little Mecca today in the site Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books. The title of the site alone makes me want to weep in happiness. My perception has been that my secret love of these books is kinda like the Junior League member who wants to keep her family living in the trailer park a secret. SBWLTB put out a list of 10 things they learned from reading romances as a girl and challenged readers to come up with their own list. Well here is my list:

1. If you are suffering from amnesia, the local hunk will swoop in and make everything okay. A bonus if you are pregnant with someone else’s child.

2. Greek lovers always believe the scheming daughter of a family friend who says she saw you with another man.

3. British men will sell their daughters in order to seal a deal or save the family home and/or business.

4. Every pair of twin girls has one virgin and one whore.

5. Women never have sex with anyone else after they breakup with their true love.

6. Greek mothers only want their sons to marry Greek women.

7. Fathers of illegitimate children only find out when the child comes down with a sickness or genetic disorder and the mother needs their help.

8. The gardener’s son always becomes a successful businessman who wants revenge.

9. The cover art never quite matches the character descriptions in the book.

10. The boss may never mess around with his P.A. but the temp is fair game.

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