This week we are keeping with our Holiday theme, but picking up something a bit more… risque… then the normal, fluffy, sparkly Christmas stuff. For our 15th book for the “One Book Per Week For a Year” challenge, we are picking up a “paperback romance novel” called ‘Twas the Night After Christmas.
This book by Sabrina Jeffries was a fun pick for me. My husband and I were cruising around Target at 9:30pm, and happened to wander in to their (shamefully limited) book section. There was an entire shelf full of romance books – everything from “harlequin” to Christian romance – and a HUGE selection of them were Christmas themed books. We had fun opening them up and reading random sections, blushing in the middle of the store, but enjoying the laugh. I mean, is anything cheesier than a paperback romance?
We settled on this one because it is a “period piece” (1850s), and the people on the cover had the least amount of clothing on of any of the books (that has to be good, right?).
I’ll be honest. I’m not a fan of romance novels. They are generally not very well written, the plots are usually just “fillers” between raunchy sex scenes, and the characters are generally unbelievable. Virginal woman seduced by a sex god, and somehow she breaks down his tough exterior and teaches him how to love… tell me that isn’t the plot of 95% of these trashy romance novels?
BUT – the point of this challenge was to expand my literary horizons, and I am doing just that. And who knows, maybe it will add a bit of heat in this cold season!
I hope you’re reading along! This book can be found at pretty much any book store, and you might be able to find it at your local library! Happy reading!