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You Always Hurt the Ones You Love

“He kill them when they love. That’s how it is every day. That’s how it is all over the world.” –John Coffey, The Green Mile

Not the most inspirational way to start a post about an erotic romance story, I know. Sometimes I wonder how a practical, pessimistic, suspicious cynic such as myself ended up fated for the romance genre. I can’t decide whether it’s because I’m secretly a disappointed romantic or whether fiction is the only way I can have the wonderful things the romance genre promises. I suspect (and hope) it’s the former.

There are some things that cynics bring to the romance table, though. One of them is a clearer look at love. Wonderful as it feels, it’s a neutral abstract. And like most neutrals, it can go really good. Or it can go really, really bad. Love—by its very nature—makes…

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