I finished reading The Spaniard's Revenge, a Harlequin Romance by Susan Stephens. I have to admit that I have never been able to finish reading a Harlequin romance novel before, so I'm proud of my accomplishment. But I am surely a poor judge of such books.
The author is a Brit, and though I read in an American edition, the Brit verbalisms were there - some of those spellings like honour and colour, and the use of the word "pushbike," which just means "bicycle" to us Yanks.
Romance novels are said to outsell all other genres of fiction - combined. Bear in mind, romance novels accomplish this even though their readership is almost exclusively female. This is possible because women read a lot more fiction than men do, and some of them are chewing through romance novels at a fast clip!
Rhyme of the Day:
It started with a sultry kiss,
And ended up in wedded bliss.