Quick disclaimer: I wrote this post a few weeks ago and went back and forth about posting it. It’s not what I’m used or feel comfortable publishing but I finally decided to give this one a chance so these words see light. If you end up reading it, thank you from this moment!
Hello everyone! So, I’m writing this post on a whim on a Friday night, after finishing Take a Hint, Dani Brown and after reading All the reasons why we love reading romance … and why you should too!, where you can find Caroline, Trisy and Sophie’s reasons to reading romance.
Honestly, I think they covered quite a lot of the reasons I could think of, but I still want to write this post because yesterday I read a quote on Take a Hint that resonated with me so. much., and it just was in the theme of this.
(…) it was romance novels that reminded me. Since you’ve never read one, that probably sounds weird. But it’s all about emotion, Dan—the whole thing, the whole story, the whole point. Just book after book about people facing their issues head on, and handling it, and never, ever failing—at least, not for good. I felt like my world had already ended unhappily, but every book I read about someone who’d been through the worst and found happiness anyway seemed to say the opposite. Like my story didn’t need to be over if I didn’t want it to.Take a Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert
I read it and I swear to you that I was like:
because I just FELT that quote. It resonated so so much. I think it has been a long time since a quote hit me that much. And it isn’t even that important
or maybe yes, I mean, it’s not life changing. But I feel like my experience with romance books has never been described so well, don’t think I have ever described it like that. Maybe I just haven’t thought about it before.
When Zaf says: “I felt like my world had already ended unhappily” Okay, I can’t identify with that but I can emphatize. I feel blessed if you believe in anything of that sort, maybe lucky, or whatever you want to call it. I’m definitely grateful for my life and the people I have. Yes, of course it’s not perfect, and there has been moments and situations but I can’t say I have those feelings. HOWEVER. You could say that I feel romance is a way to spice my day to day life, to change, to travel, to experience, to feel. And that was one of the reasons mentioned in the post and I’m quoting titles you can read there “Escapism” (Caroline) and “The Daydream” (Trisy).
Does this post go anywhere? you may be asking yourself. Well, maybe not really. I wanted to share the quote; I wanted to share how it made me feel; and as I had recently read the post I have mentioned and linked before (which if you haven’t read you should!), it came to my mind so I also wanted to share it! I feel like all those things have been accomplished.
I still want to add something more to this post. I will be doing a list of things I liked about The Brown Sisters series which is a very very good romance series that if you haven’t heard before maybe you would like to check it out!
The Brown Sisters
- This series follows the Brown sisters
(of course): Chloe, Dani and Eve. Each sister gets her book and in that order too!
- There are already two books out: Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Take a Hint, Dani Brown
- The third book, Act Your Age, Eve Brown, is expected to be published on March 9th 2021
AND I’M SO EXCITED
- They are autoconclusive, you could read just Dani’s book or Chloe’s but they are both great great romances and I would highly suggest you read them both and in order! (as to not get any spoilers, although we all expect these stories to end in one way!)
- Some things that you will see in this book: chronically illness (specifically fibromyalgia), recovering from abusive relationship, body diversity, poc rep.
- A woman obsessed with lists
- An artist
- Not a very friendly cat
- A light (at least for me!) hate-to-love trope.
- Some sex scenes too
- A great romance about two people that not only better themselves for the other but because they need it, try and be a better version of themselves and reach their potentials!
- Some things that you will see in this book: anxiety, panic attacks, death of parent and sibiling, body diversity, poc rep, muslim rep, bisexual rep
- An amazing academic woman
who I aspire to be likewho doesn’t want anything to do with love
- A romantic guy guy who runs an organization to help kids prevent toxic masculinity, and therefore re-learn masculinity.
- Fake relationship
but maybe not so fake?
- Friends to lovers trope
- Some sex scenes too
- A great romance about people who support each other and learn how the boxes in their minds are not always as safe as they seem.
Okay so! These are just a few things about these books. If you have read them maybe your list would be different!
What both these books have are very healthy relationships, where characters are absolutely the center of the story and in no way there is unnecessary dragging or plot lines that just add drama.
They are great great romance that I highly encourage you to read, if you haven’t already!
I think this is all I have to say about this today!
Let me know what you think about this quote, about the books if you have read them (or if you plan to!) and anything else you would like!
Thank you so much for reading!