Recently I was given a copy of Unleashed — a set of 4 short stories all in the genre of Paranormal Romance.
Awesome, I think. I need a good escape.
Unfortunately, two out of four of the stories made me want to escape back into real life because the men I know are better than the ones portrayed within the stories. That’s pretty damn sad, considering I’ve classified my last two relationships as wars because of the PTSD they’ve given me (Vietnam and Desert Storm, in order, in case you’re interested).
I mean, there’s a reason we read romance — we want to believe in people loving each other. I am the Mulder of paranormal romance — but my Scully side wants a little more from romance stories than “instant soul-mate, just add tears”.
But. Not knowing any of this before I started, I dove in eagerly into the first story, “Bond of Silver” by Rebecca York.