I rather feel about romances as many people do about science fiction. It isn’t accepted in academia, so it shouldn’t be done. But if it must be done, it should be done in secret.
I have read over thirty romance novels in the last week. But I didn’t list any of them in the books and reading because they aren’t “serious” books. I gave away four bags of them for a garage sale for an inner city mission (along with other things that were not books).
Who are my favorite authors?
There are several others I like.
All of those are in my keeper pile of romance novels.