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The Real Men Who Read Romance Novels | Maya Rodale

Maya Rodale Author of The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement and other smart and sassy novels.Posted: 02/04/2014 7:59 pm EST Updated: 02/04/2014 8:59 pm EST It is a truth universally acknowledged that men do not read or write romance novels… unless they are attempting to “cash in” or use phrases like bodice ripper or burning desire (for example: these two snarky gentlemen). However, according to statistics from Romance Writers of America, 9 percent of romance…

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Maria Rodale: Why We Write Romance Novels

Maria Rodale: Why We Write Romance Novels Sometimes we all need a little escape from real life and the 24-hour news cycle, especially when the tragic updates are just relentless. Even daily stressors can take their toll. We need a break from the stress, the fear, the hopelessness (and the dishes, the laundry, and traffic, etc, etc.). So—like millions of other readers around the world—I turn to romance novels. Call them silly, smutty, trashy, escapist,…

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