Are Romance Novels Just ‘Bodice Rippers’?

After you read this post, “Attack of the Bodice Ripper,” published on Reading While Black below, I’ll let you decide or give your own take to my question!

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Here’s what I do know about the romance genre and industry as a whole:

• Revenue from romance fiction is 1.37 billion dollars and outsells every market category by twenty-six (26%) with the exception of religion/inspirational books
• Romance fiction has the same characteristics as any other fiction novel with one distinction: it centers on the love between two people and provides an optimistic ending. Moreover, the read is fresh, smart, and diverse

Until next time – stay well and be blessed!