Romance is defined by its (happy, melty, swoony) endings. This week Amy, Kathleen and Georgia consider one of Pamela Regis’s essential elements of romance: the ending. Who doesn’t want a happy ever after, or at least a happy for now? Why is romance ridiculed for its lack of realism? Does it lack realism? The Lovers consider different feminist perspectives on romance endings, unpacking both its complications and its charms. We also announce our first month’s book club book: Ali Hazelwood’s Love on the Brain.
Join Dr Amy Matthews, Kathleen Stanley, and Georgia Nicholls, three romance readers, writers, and scholars from three different generational perspectives, to talk all things popular romance.