by Stephanie Queen
Don’t ask me. So you binge read romance books. So what? I’m right there with you. You say you’ve been accused of being addicted to romance books? Don’t worry–it’s them, not you.
I looked into it (not that I’m worried) and here’s what I found out.
For All the Romance Binge Readers
According to an article on Women.com, though the addiction label is being tossed around carelessly by some advice gurus, experts Dr. Amy Muise and Dr. Bjarne Holmes state that “just because something is pleasurable (and releases pleasure chemicals in the brain) does not necessarily mean it is addictive – despite what any “Guru” might claim.”
I think Dr. Amy is right. We deserve to indulge and enjoy our books. Although it’s possible, in a very few cases, just maybe, some readers go too far.
What’s too far you ask?
The Top 5 Hints You May Be Addicted to Reading Romance:
You call your husband/significant other Rafe in bed. His name is Ralph.
You waited for two hours before Barnes & Noble opened to be the first in line to get the new release from E.L. James. There was no line.
You got a second job so you could afford to buy every one of the top 100 romances on Amazon’s list. Your second job is at a book store.
You argued for five hours driving in a car with your sister over whether enemies-to-lovers is a better trope than friends-to-lovers. You were on your way to a Nora Roberts book signing.
You pull your back out carrying your stack of books from the car to your house after your visit to the library. It was your third visit this week.
Never mind the list, you’re fine. But in case you need something to read, something that will last a while–like maybe a whole day–there’s this new box set…
Available on Amazon. Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Thank me later.
P.S. The winner of the argument is Enemies-to-Lovers of course!
What do you think? Enemies 2 Lovers or Friends 2 Lovers?
About USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen
A romantic at heart and a writer by nature, Stephanie Queen writes angsty-funny college and sports romance. She’s also written romantic thrillers and rom-coms and has published more than fifty books–so far.
Although she’s lost count of all the jobs she had before she settled on being a Novelist, her favorite was selling cookies as a Keebler Elf. She is a graduate of UConn (go Huskies!) and Harvard U and lives in New Hampshire with her family and her cat, Kitty.