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Seasoned romance

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There’s a new trend in town for romance readers. Women (and men!) of a certain age are reading romances about women (and men!) of a certain age. In a “seasoned romance” book, the central characters are in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s - they’ve got a lot of life experience and they’re ready for grown-up love.

So, why this shift in the genre? Perhaps because authors are writing for their readers. A 2017 survey by Romance Writers of America found that one third of romance readers are over 45. And those readers might prefer to read about someone who’s their age, someone who finds the love of their life for the second or third or fourth time…

To try some seasoned romance, we recommend: