Did you see the Twitter hashtag: #My5WordRomanceNovel? It was like a less poignant but much funnier game of “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”
As a die-hard lover of romance fiction, I’m pretty sure there’s an actual romance novel for most #My5WordRomanceNovel tweets. So if you’re intrigued after five words, here are some suggestions for more:
I bought you a horse
— Rodeo Life Problems (@rodeolifeprobs) March 28, 2016
Love and lots of weapons.#My5WordRomanceNovel
— Sue London ☕🍩🖖📚 (@cmdrsue) March 28, 2016
They met in a library. #My5WordRomanceNovel
— Banned Library (@bannedlibrary) March 28, 2016
He made it back home! #My5WordRomanceNovel
— K.M. Hodge (@KMHodgeAuthor) March 28, 2016
#My5WordRomanceNovel The spooning led to forking…
— Save As, Gah.xlsx (@GahBr0wnTZ) March 28, 2016
"She said "I love baseball" #My5WordRomanceNovel
— Majestic Athletic (@MajesticOnField) March 28, 2016
Suggestions: Almost A Gentleman by Pam Rosenthal, L. H. Cosway’s Painted Faces (hero is a drag performer), and Anna Cowan’s Untamed (for an effeminate cross-dressing duke and a masculine heroine). And let us not forget the great Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders.
Suggestions: Ok, basically any romance novel could fit this bill, but if we interpret this as protagonists who are struggling with mental health challenges, Megan Chance’s The Portrait (an artist hero with bipolar disorder) and Water Bound by Christine Feehan (an unusual portrayal of an autistic heroine paired with an amnesiac hero) are good bets.
#MyFiveWordRomanceNovel For Sale: One Condom, Unused
— unprofessional anarchist (@quatoria) March 28, 2016
An unused condom? If a condom shows up in a romance novel, it’s going to serve a purpose. I’ve got nothing for this one!