Romance: More Than a Formula TED’s Lindsay Guzzardo tells us why romance novels are more than just fluff

Romance novels get a bad rap. They’re not taken seriously. Some of it (okay, most of it) has to do with the formula.

romance cover joke *This is not a real book.

The formulaic covers, titles, and premises. Covers featuring busty heroines embraced by bulgingly-muscled heroes, and never quite enough fabric to cover everything. Titles like The Sheikh’s Impatient Virgin and Hide and Sheikh (sheikhs were very big a couple years ago). And premises involving marriages of convenience and […]