I'll admit that I've read many romances in my life, and have tried to write romances of my own. The reason why I say, "I'll admit," is because there are so many people out there who say they disrespect the genre, especially the Harlequin series books and books with a formula. They'll call it trash and look at you with disdain if they ever find you with one of those books in hand. What I want to call attention to are classic gothic romances such as, "Jane Eyre," and even, "Dracula." Was it just in the past when romances were considered artful and beautiful? That is why I call my books love stories, not romances so much. Do you personally see any value in the romance? The last two books I bought were romances, and even though some writers would call the writing flowery, I still highly enjoy reading them.