Hello Naked Hero readers! Happy Valentine’s Day + Happy President’s Day!
Seems like we’re always celebrating something, doesn’t it?
Nearly every month there’s something to look forward to, from big holidays like Christmas and Easter to the smaller ones like Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day or Veterans Day. As humans, we’re drawn to the idea of something to look forward to (and if sugary foods are involved, it’s even better!)
The funny thing is, for all we enjoy celebration in our lives, our books are surprisingly quiet. Of course there are books that use holidays as themes or settings, but by and large, our books are about the extraordinary happening in our day-to-day lives. Larger-than-life heroes and heroines put into circumstances that force them to better understand themselves and each other.
Maybe that’s why I read romance. I love the idea that every day holds the possibility of the extraordinary. Every day might be the day we work to live a better version of our selves. And every day holds the possibility of meeting someone special.
Yep – holidays are great (I’m still on a sugar high from Valentine’s), but give me a good old fashioned romance any day of the week and I’m a happy gal!
What about you? Why do you read romance and what types of romances do you enjoy? Stories that focus on the every day and making it special or stories that take you out of the every day into another world?