I have never read a Harlequin romance book.
Wait, I need to clarify that statement: I have never read one of those books you see at the check out stand with the word “Harlequin” on the spine. I have read some romance books, but they generally just aren’t my cup of tea. And as it turns out, my reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen qualifies as a harlequin novel/book. And I didn’t care for P&P…
But this post isn’t about what I do or don’t read. This is about a co-worker I worked with years ago. She was very conservative and I was very young (16, almost 17) when I started working at the coffee house with her and definitely not conservative. She wasn’t old, maybe mid-twenties at most, but she sure seemed old at the time to my young self.
About a year after I started working there, I started going out with my ex. He would find said co-worker in the back room eating her lunch of Ramen noodles with her nose stuck in a book. My ex would ask what she is reading, she would tell him and he’d give her a bad time about it. (Not too bad.) Eventually she would just hold the book up higher and continue reading. But one day, upon his asking something about the books she read, she said this: If it’s a good book, they (the Hero and Heroine) kiss at the end. If it’s a really good book, they kiss in the middle.
For some reason that has always stuck with me. It also made me wonder what she’d think of some of the books I read. No, never mind, I didn’t need to wonder what she’d think, she would have been scandalized. LOL
It’s International Delurking week (January 5th – 12th, 2014), so make your presence known.
What books do you read?