The story of Noah and Allie and their love that withstands years apart could be read over and over again.
I plan to keep this up to date and add more resources and commentary. (This has come up on sexual assault/rape/dv lists before, but I haven’t read it, and reviews/synopsis didn’t indicate why it would appear. by Jennifer Shaw Wolf Goodreads | Amazon | My review 2012. A girl’s boyfriend is killed in a car accident, and she loses her memory of the incidents.
They support positive body image and a healthy sex life.
In the world of romance novels, our heroines are always left satisfied.
Childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, and rape are all plot points in this touching novel. The story of a popular high school athlete who ends up raping a girl he claims to love. A young woman struggles with years of sexual abuse by a family member. A privileged girl befriends a troubled boy who is caring for his younger sister on his own.
His journey of redemption is quite interesting, and the entire series deals with issues of consent in important yet understated ways. Young woman’s boyfriend becomes increasingly controlling, jealous, and abusive. A successful young girl dates a troubled boy, and he becomes physically and emotionally abusive.
Authors like Sharon Kendrick and Carol Marinelli, who both write for Harlequin Presents, can create any number of relationships that show the myriad ways we fall in love. In an article for The Huffington Post, one romance author noted that she knows numerous romance writers who hold Ph Ds, one who practiced law and countless others who graduated from Harvard, Princeton, Oxford and Duke.
If you're feeling less-than-empowered in your life, reading a romance novel is an inspiring way to gain more confidence in getting what you want from your partner: physically, emotionally, and sexually.3. USAToday even published an article about scholarly writers turning to the romance genre. Reading a book like by Sharon Kendrick is not going to leave you bored.
There are publishing houses that specialize in LGBTQ romance like Bold Strokes and Bella Books, and consistently put out high quality, engaging and addictive novels and short stories. It’s a story of a showmance between two young musical theatre actresses, and the inevitable complications that arise when love and ambition come head to head. by Bridget Essex (Rose and Star Press)Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale?Even after 12 years, they still continue to grow in their friendship.They have been there for each other through everything: fame, fortune, even a life-threatening car wreck that makes August realize she might want to be more than j, an owner of a floating bookstore who prescribes the perfect love story for broken hearts who come to visit him. Left with only a letter from his love who disappeared, he sets off on a journey to the south of France to find peace within himself. Even though you've probably seen the movie a thousand times, the book is still worth a read.by Elize Moser Goodreads | Amazon | My review 2013.Both young women in this novel have witnessed violence against women and experience violence themselves.These smart, scholarly women want to stimulate your mind and there's nothing unhealthy about that! When you read a romance novel, with it's secret pregnancies and cliff-hangers, the excitement it ignites in your brain battles against the inhibitions that also get released.