Top 5 Contemporary Romances When You Need To Believe In Love Again
December 4, 2017
While contemporary romance isn't a genre I'm published in right now (I do have plans for a series, though) it's one I love whole-heartedly. But this list is done a little differently, for a big reason I'll get to in a second. That means, though, that this list has a set of criteria that are very specific.
Because this list isn't just for good contemporary romances, it's for contemporary romances to read when you're having a sh*tty day. Week. Month.
The reason for these specific criteria is because this last year, I've been dealing with a lot. I'm not talking just a lot, a lot. I'm talking about so. freaking. much. that I've spent eleven months drowning, gasping for breath. (Literally. My first meditation class, they told me to breathe deeply, and I couldn't. I literally could not take a deep breath.) To give you a brief run down of my stress this year, my warrior woman mom, who has stage 4 metastasized breast cancer, has been in the hospital twice this year--once with a diagnosis of brain tumors, once with pneumonia. On top of that, she lost all mobility in her right side, got that back, went through extensive physical therapy, only for her breathing to get so horrible she almost died from it. I'm her primary caregiver. There's been my ADD diagnosis, I battled severe depression that had me so exhausted and mentally and physically depleted, I wouldn't even get out of bed for entire days. I've spent the year working three jobs, while dealing with awful TMJ pain and a mis-aligned spine, and we're in year five of a battle with our mortgage company.
So, when I could focus on something more complicated than Cookie Jam or I Love Hue, I would read. But I wanted books that made me