I started reading romance in high school. Both my grandma's had stacks, bags and bookcases full of different romances and I was fortunate enough to share a passion with them. It wasn't weird to swap books. It was a unique situation where I could chat with my grandma about the characters, the emotions, the ending, and the quick escape into another world. I am a huge fan of lists. I make them all the time and as I'm making my way into the romance-writing world, I decided to create a list of the top 10 reasons I (and others) should read romance.
Because romance is more than just "smut."