This is horribly embarrassing for me, you guys. You don't even know... (I'm dorking out about the new Young Justice episode and yet I'm doing this. What the frosted butts is wrong with me?)
So I feel inclined to read romance novels for inspiration, but I can't seem to find any that aren't purple proses of Fabio taking the plain Jane away to a bed full of rose petals in Hawaii and living happily ever after. Seriously. So I'm humbly asking for romance novel recommendations. Preferably older novels, but newer, good novels are fine too. As long as they don't suck and aren't every other romance story, I'm fine.
Dark romance is also acceptable as long as it doesn't involve vampires. They're becoming more and more like fairies and they're so popular now that my inner hipster can't handle it. (And I just watched Hellsing so I can't think of vampires without thinking of.... well... things that make me feel stupid.)
(Mods, I don't know if this should be in the Mature Topics section because romance novels can get racy and naughtier than cousin Fred, but they make me laugh and I'm not really looking for naughty material so I put it in the Off Topic section. But you can move it if you want. I don't mind a bit. )
Oh, and NO DRAMA! If you're a Twilight/Vampire Romance fan, I don't care. Make another thread about it.