Old Me, Reading a Romance
Admittedly… I’ve never really been a fan of “light” romance. I like darker stories; with a little more… on the line? I like complex characters, unlikable characters, dirty talkers, and men rough around the edges. And that hasn’t changed; I just have a new appreciation for the light stories, the cheesy & swoony & the sweet moments.
I’ve chatted endlessly about Romance novels, but never really from a more.. personal point of view. And because of events that have happened in my life over the past… 4ish years, but especially the last 1, I have a different perspective, and love, for them.
Because I found the love of my life.
New Me, Reading a romance
I fell in love with him the moment I saw him. I knew something changed in me then, but at the time I didn’t know what it was, or that it could be “love at first sight.” I say this for many reasons, but mainly because I was… married at the time. Unhappily married, but married none the less.
We met at work 6 years ago, and (I feel) we had an instant connection. We just got along really well, even when I felt like I hated him because he is SUCH an arrogant ass and almost got me fired. That’s a fun story for another time.
Before, when reading a romance about certain situations, or relationships, I considered them.. unbelievable? Cheesy? “Insta-love” gets thrown around a lot and while my experience wasn’t like THAT, I get it now. I get the sweet moments. The “YOU COMPLETE ME’S” the declarations of love and the infinite stars in the universe. I get that, that kind of love does exist.
And… we’re THAT couple. We write cute notes to each other (on the mirror and white board). People watch us stare at each other.(yeah that’s weird). We don’t really fight or argue, unless we’re talking about who loves each other more. Constantly touching, dancing about, or just talking.
Just the other day I said to him, ‘I always thought super sweet metaphors in romance were cheesy af. Until I feel in love with you. I get it now.’
Anyway, the point is: It’s real. It’s true. And I get it now, okay?
- What is your favorite type of romance novel?
- What’s your favorite troupe?
- Does your love life influence your thoughts/love for a book? Why or why not?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.