Do you know any men who read romance novels?
Recently, I received a few emails from men who’d read my contemporary romance novels. They said that they liked my writing and that they were looking forward to reading my other books. One of them said that he really liked the way my story moved. He went on to say that he really enjoyed the suspense in Shades of Chocolate and that he was getting ready to start reading Sweet Dreams. He even mentioned his age: thirty years old. The other men who contacted me were senior citizens. It was interesting to hear from some of my male readers.
Whenever I imagine a romance reader, I envision a female opening up a book and being mesmerized by the vivid romance story. I’d imagine this woman would be any age between a teenager through her sixties, possibly older. I’d think the younger romance readers would be reading novels on their Smart phones or their Kindles. Nowadays, I’d imagine a good number of the female romance readers would also like to watch romance movies, too. A lot of them are probably fans of the Hallmark Channel – which would make sense since Hallmark is now publishing romance novels.
I always think about men reading science fiction, mystery, suspense, horror, or maybe westerns.
So, what’s your opinion? Do you know any male romance readers? If so, please tell me about them! Why would a man enjoy reading a romance novel? If you are a man who reads romance, please respond and tell us why you read it.