The wonderful Helen Lacey’s blog on Friday has inspired my blog today so many thanks to her!
I get asked a lot why I write/read romance. Sometimes nicely, a lot of times with a pained derogatory tone that makes me want to slap the person delivering the question upside the head.
Sometimes I answer this well with rational thought and well-constructed arguments. Other times I’m so damn mad I get flustered and end up falling back on the usual “escapist” clichés.
In future I’m going to refer them to this clip from the movie that Helen referenced in her blog - The Mirror Has Two Faces.
This. This is why I write/read romance.
And the rest is all just noise.
I also love this scene.
The movie also has one of the best, sexiest, hottest, emotionally gut-wrenching almost sex scenes I’ve ever seen. I tried to find it on youtube but youtube said no. But trust me, if you haven’t seen this underrated little gem of a movie you should. It’s brilliant. And it’s the best advertisement/defence for love and romance you’ll ever see.
Why do you read romance?