This is my counter post on all 50 Shades of Grey
1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell because love is dearer if it has been lost and regained.
Love respects your own space and your own person.
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer because love survives in the chaos of war and destruction.
4. The Legend of the Wandering King by Laura Gallego Garcia because despite our pride, love humbles us. Love will redeem and save us and when it is real, it finds a way.
5. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell because intimacy is not just physical.
6. Love Story by Erich Segal because love means never having to say you are sorry. Love is a choice. You choose to love.
7. Forever by Judy Blume because saying no and letting go are acts of love.
And the last three are authors whose books I have read lately. They write about romance and erotica and their novellas and novels did not offend me one bit. That's where I draw the line.
8. Cora Seton's Heroes of Chance Creek and Cowboys of Chance Creek Series. What I like about the series is the equal roles that Seton establishes between her female and male leads. It is a battle of the sexes, yes, but in the end, both lead characters realize how their differences can complete each and the other.
9. Tessa Bailey's Brazen Series because Tessa Bailey is very good at depicting the love-hate-love relationship and opposites attract trope. Her intimate scenes are really sizzling! She is fun and funny to read as well. Her female characters are feisty and spunky.
10. Nancy Warren's Changing Gears Series because there are other things going on apart from sex, sex and more sex. Nancy Warren shows you context and human conflict. Of the three books I have read in her series so far, it ends with love saving the day.
So, there. Take it or leave it as you wish. Just keep on reading!