Since Jane Austen’s genre defining œuvre ‘Pride and Prejudice’, romance literature has provided succor, inspiration, and humor to the lovelorn and the love stricken alike. Romance literature explores the travails of courtship and almost unerringly provides a satisfying conclusion. Adherence to this narrative formula is nigh absolute and serves to affirm the ideals of romantic love and buttress readers’ hopes that they themselves peradventure experience romantic love. If you know names like Jane Austen, Nora Roberts, Judith McNaught, and E. L. James then you know some of the most accomplished purveyors of romantic literature and are indeed a fan. So grab a paperback romance novel from Bookbyte and explore, analyze, and celebrate the adventure of romantic love.