Romance novels, and the reading of, have been my guilty pleasure for a few years now. Recently, I realized that reading romance doesn’t have to be something I hide. In fact, romance is the one genre that is largely created by and for women. How awesome is that?
Romance is just as worthy of reading as any other genre and should be taken just as seriously. For me, a good romance novel pulls me out of reality and into a magical place, whether the novel is fantasy or realistic, historical or modern. Because of this, for me at least, reading romance a multi-sensory experience. So what do you need to make that experience even more worthwhile? Read on to find out!
Before we start, may I recommend my most recent romance read? Truth or Beard by Penny Reid is a fun, sexy new adult romance.
A cup of tea or coffee
There’s nothing better than sitting down with a good book and a warm beverage. Coffee makes morning reading even better, while tea is the perfect way to unwind at night.
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*plays Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop on repeat*
…Or a glass (or bottle) of wine
Why do I choose to unwind with a romance novel and wine? Alcohol helps us lose our inhibitions, and sometimes, even when reading, rather than experiencing, something steamy, it helps to really get in the mood.
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*Imagines Pel and Gray from The Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day sipping wine and gossiping together*
Comfy clothes to set the mood
When it comes down to it, it’s most important to be comfortable before you start reading your favorite romance novel. But even more than that, reading something sexy might make you feel, well, sexy. So why not set the mood with appropriate clothing?
To be honest, I do most of my reading in bed in an oversized T-shirt and boxers. So I’ve put in a little bit of everything for this category. From sexy, comfy robes, to lazy girl T-shirts. And I even added some lingerie just in case your partner catches you reading your novel of choice and knows how those steamy scenes make you feel.
P. S. Nothing here is 50 Shades inspired. I even get into “toys” a little later in this post. Perhaps that’ll be a post for another day – of course, with recommendations for books that provide much more realistic BDSM relationships and actual depictions of consent.
Start with Mastering the Marquess by Lavinia Kent.
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Day Off T
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Food feeds the body just like romance novels feed the soul.
And, yes, I wish I was eating those ginger biscuits Miles loves so much in the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig.
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Finally, if the novel gets you feeling a little hot and heavy…
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I hope these ideas inspired your next romance novel reading session! What do you need to set the mood?
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