Though my life did more or less stop for a few days when writing this rather extended discussion of the romance novella anthology, At the Duke’s Wedding, by Miranda Neville, Caroline Linden, Maya Rodale, and Katherine Ashe.
I didn’t expect to write 1500 words about it, but my inner wonk grabbed the reins. So many of the themes and ideas I’ve spent my life thinking about, since my teenage love affair with Shakespearean comedy through my stop-again start-again career as a romance writer. Now that I’m turning my mind to erotica, I seem more and more to want to consider what makes a romance work, and what I want from the genre that we don’t always get.
This was so much fun to write — I hope you get to read it at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/656291657
Do let me know what you think.