Reading a lot of romance

Yeah, so I’ve been reading a lot of lesbian romance of late.

 I’m going to be writing  reviews for Kissed By Venus  http://kissedbyvenus.ca/a lesbian literary web page as well as some stuff for Amazon. I sometimes wonder what it is I like about lesbian romance novels. I guess the answer is— it’s all about hope.

None of us really believe that love and romance happens in real life the way it does in romance novels.

Here’s the thing—— it’s about fantasy, not reality.

 Not about the deep recesses of our soul(that place is reserved for Murder Mysteries which I will discuss another time)

romance novels are all about the sun bathed part of our secret fantasy life, the one in which we are smarter, sexier,

younger and practically irresistible. Not a damn thing wrong with that. It’s good to visit happy places sometimes.

So, in that spirit I have read seven romance books in the last week. Some I really liked, some really not.

I adored Long Shot by D. Jackson Leigh published by Bold stroke Books. The characters were irresistible. The butchy Vet with the heart of gold, the ambitious reporter who’s been trying to rise above her Fundamental Christian family.It has humour and romance— a winning combination. If you like Karin Kallmaker or even Fern Micheals with a gay twist, you’ll like Long Shot. (More details to come in next post)

The Larry Mcmurtry book I mentioned in my last post turned out to be as fabulous as expected. If you like and care about books, read it. I believe it is one of the books I’ll be re-reading periodically for a long time to come.

More on romance, gay style— soon.

BB

By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

2 comments

  1. This is perfect and thank you! I’ve slogged through so much truly dreadful lesbian romances that it seemed hopeless lol

    And also. I commented on another post and noticed that it pulled up a pic of me! I have no clue where that came from…it’s several years old. And definitely not a favorite. Lol

  2. I haven’t read a lot of lesbian romances in the last few years, although I try to read lesbian/dyke/queer fiction and non fiction, Ivan Coyote is a favourite and I also love Ali Liebegott’s work especially Cha Ching. Stay well and stay safe BB

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