I saw Sarah MacLean's Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake and Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord recommended time and time again online. I've never read a romance book before, so I figured, why not try it out?
Well, holy heck I loved them. I thought these books would be trashy and anti-feminist, but they were surprisingly smart and funny.
But they left me thinking: How the heck do people read these books in public? Seriously, this was a big hangup. You should have seen me on the El on the way to work, trying to hide the covers with my hands.
So, romance readers, two questions:
1. Seriously, do you just read these as eBooks or just not in public? Or are you just less shy than I am?
2. I liked these -- so can you share any other recommendations in the genre?
If anyone else is nervous about branching out to these much-maligned genre, I say give it a go!