Shall I start a new topic somewhere to deal with the Romance Novel?
I can't stand 'em either, but neither do I like country music. Except for Lyle Lovett and he's really not "country." And maybe some Garth Brooks. See where I'm going?
I hate Romance Novels, unless you count some Roberta Gellis, and, of course Eileen Dreyer under another name and... Well, I guess what I hate is BAD Romance Novels, just as I hate BAD sf and BAD mysteries. A well-written book is a well-written book.
I had a friend who refused to read Lois McMaster Bujold becuase he considered all her sf to be "Romance Novels in Space...."
Feel free to jump on me with all feet.