Guest Post by Reet Singh
Humans bond with other humans – mostly! It is instinctive for them to reach out. They fall in love with other people. Love is pretty much all pervasive; people will invariably love somebody, whoever that somebody may be; a parent, a child, a friend, a partner.
Romance is a component of love – not just any love, but the one we feel for a special other. Romantic love is emotional, but with a generous dash of mystery and chemistry; there's pleasure, even ecstasy; trust, respect, and devotion; thrill, acceptance, delight. Who wouldn't gravitate towards a genre that offers all of that and more?
Books published by Mills and Boon offer a fabulous opportunity to escape into a world where men and women cherish and support each other through all sorts of ordeals. It is a world that cares little for a woman's figure or skin color – the stories reiterate that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Mills and Boon romances show women in a positive light. Why then wouldn't a reader, battered by society's definition of perfection, immerse herself in a romance novel that makes her feel better about herself?
Finally, a romance novel is the perfect antidote to a nervous breakdown. I have used it time and again. Even for the people who perform marvelously well, it is exhausting to manage home and family and work. There is nothing surer that can drag me out of the doldrums than a story about love and loyalty and laughter that ends happily ever after.
With so much that they offer, it is no wonder that I write romance! It is immeasurably satisfying to imagine that somebody some place is happily tucked into bed after a grueling day, and is reading a romance, hopefully one of mine!