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It's okay to love books about love, sex and sexuality Really, it is.
I will say that Beyond Heaving Bosoms really piqued my interest in Romance novels in that it handled the genre as a viable source of academic and cultural debate.
And I think this book did a wonderful job of explaining why romance is such a compelling and successful genre.
You know what's even crazier than staying up all hours to finish reading a romance novel?--Staying up all hours to finish reading a book about romance novels. Read morePublished 4 months ago by new mom
The SB's discuss the nature and history of the romance genre and its readers. The rise and fall of particular tropes show how much society has changed in the past few decades and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Karl Gallagher
Funny, no, I really mean it! Sharp, sharp, sharp! I've already given one copy to my Mom and another to a romance author friend. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sandy Brown Jensen
Entertaining, intelligent, everything I expected from the Bitches. Although imho a little overpriced. But still worth it. Thanks for a good read.Published 9 months ago by Sarah Jacobson
Beyond Heaving Bosoms is a really fun book and the writers truly love their genre and are also quick to criticize its many flaws. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ACBarry
This book is intended for a much wider audience. (Most of the mediocre ratings are from regular readers of the authors' blog who are familiar with the genre and the types of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dawn
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I don't really read romance, but I love the writing styles of Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan as seen on their website "Smart Bitches,... Read more
I fired up some music as I sat down to write this review, and what in the world of coincidental appropriateness should be the first song but, I Need a Lover that Won't Drive Me... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by L. Jonte
Obviously this book is written for avid readers of romance by avid readers of romance. However, it can also appeal to those who don't read romance and make them want to start! Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Natalie E. Ramm