I’ve never been much into Romance. My taste definitely runs more to the thriller or the urban fantasy bent.
But Michelle at The Barenaked Critic is an avid reader of romance, and has been twisting my arm into the genre. On a weekend retreat, she brought a pile of romance books that she wanted to read, and curious, I picked one up. The summary looked interesting, and I have to admit, the fake girlfriend/boyfriend trope is one of my favorites in fanfiction, so I thought “Why not?” I’d try it.
In Michelle’s defense, she hadn’t read the novel. She just HAD it.