Dear Romance…An Open Letter to the Romance Genre

Dear Romance,
First off let me start the letter by saying how much I adore your stories. You are literally a 10/10 would recommend genre, and one that keeps me going throughout the day. If it weren’t for you I’d probably be bored at work half the time. I would also like to preface this with saying that I may or may not be tad bit tipsy–this fact is neither here nor there. But back to what I was going on about–I am indeed in love with you Romance genre, the way you can make a girl swoon and wish she wasn’t single is a power beyond me. I love you…I dream about you… but I have a bone to pick with you.

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Grant Gustin in the Hit TV ShowΒ The Flash

First off, let’s talk about why almost all your Hero’s are hella buff dudes. What ever happened to lanky Tom and waddle Jerry? They need love too! All I am saying is there is a whole population of thirsty females craving a good lanky dude in their books! Look at Grant Gustin (The Flash) or Tom Holland for instance! These are some super lanky dudes who many a woman (and man) would throw their knickers at and ask them to be their next sperm donor. The lanky dude is untapped potential in my humble and slightly tipsy opinion.
Speaking of untapped potential, where in the world is all the f/f romances?! Now don’t get me wrong, I stan the m/m goodies–I do, they are a 10/10 when written well with good rep. But us females need some loving too. I know there areΒ some f/f romances but hot shit its a small amount. I’d like to be able to not have to break my glasses in a hunt for some good female love and I know there are many other queer folk, like myself, who would love more of this too. Just saying–untapped…potential.
Another grievance–well more like question– I have is why don’t our MC’s grovel when they fuck up? Like I feel like if shit went down and you leaving the other person/don’t want anything to do with them anymore–it’s gonna take more than just a grand gesture, roses, and an apology to get back into these pants. Like I really wish you would make these folks work for it. Yeah, they felt like shit for days on end without the other person and they feel bad and know they screwed up; BUT HUNTY YOU SCREWED UP. Trust was broken. YOU MUST REGAIN THE TRUST. And why in Carmen San Diego do these girls instantly take them back? Like they bring you flowers and apologize and suddenly y’all are all too willing to take them back?!
My dudes.
They wont respect it if they don’t earn it. Sorry not sorry, but one grand gesture and an apology isn’t gonna cut it for me folks. I need to see you work to get back into my life.
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Nerd muffin with a pupper. You may swoon.Β 

Lastly–and this is totally a preference thing– DUDES AND CHICKS WITH GLASSES ARE HOT. PLEASE USE THEM MORE! This is another area of untapped potential Romance Genre! There are whole instagram accounts dedicated to these nerd muffins that I may or may not be following obsessively; and I honestly hate it when you vagina tease me with glasses on the covers and one scene in the book and that’s it. Like folks c’mon. Extra bonus points to those who have them take the glasses off to chew on them. Hot damn, I would buy all your romances if this happened you beautiful genre, you.
At the end of the day though I stan you and your beautiful stories–even if you ignore these gems of tipsy wisdom. You are a Queen and I will forever be trash for you and your love.
Please think about the groveling. Please.


  1. Rosie Amber

    January 16, 2019 at 10:03 am

    I agrre, buff characters are hot but over-rated. You could try Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster


    January 16, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I love creating characters with physical, mental and emotional ‘quirks’; I base all their imperfections on my own 🀣

  3. Ruby's Books

    January 16, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    YES SAMMY SAM!! See, you get me! I love me a guy with glasses. And you are soooo right, there’s too few f/f stories in the world. I actually don’t think I’ve ever read one. Which is sad. I need some girl power. Now…about the buffness. Listen. I’m not saying Grant Gustin isn’t hot, because he most definitely is. But I’ll forever swoon over Stephen Amell just a tad bit more. Just a tiny bit. You should do more genre letters tipsy though! πŸ˜€

    1. sammers65

      January 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      I mean same, Stephen Amell can look at me with nonchalance and I would be ready to marry him and have his children all at the same time. But dang if the lanky folk don’t have a nice corner of my heart. lolololol.

  4. Erin Eliza

    January 16, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    I feel like there should be a spot where we all can sign underneath too. Also what about the chubby hipster dad bod MCs? and freckly ginger men?? But also romance genre foreverrrr

    1. sammers65

      January 16, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      YES! I forgot about them! THEY NEED THE LOVE TOO! Seriously so many different physical traits that Romance is missing out on!

  5. lightofthebookworm

    January 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    YESS!!! One of the very best genres! Completely agree that there should be more glasses wearers πŸ™‚

  6. Lili Star Reads

    January 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I loved this letter! I agree with the problem of everything being fine after a big event just because they grovel and say sorry instead of showing actions. I second glasses and weightier men!

  7. fictionnochaser

    January 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Hahaha β€œwhere in the Carmen San Diego.”
    Awesome post, I agree with you on EVERYTHING!

  8. Kay Wisteria

    January 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Omg 11/10 agree why are all the dudes so buff?? Love this post <3

  9. Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

    January 16, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    YES TO GLASSES AND LANKY DUDES. inasmuch as I have a “type,” I love nerds! I’m not an avid reader of the romance genre (no matter what BookSirens seems to think πŸ˜’), but I’m always going to support more diversity. yes please to more f/f relationships in *every* genre. and poly, come to think of it – I love a good OT3 😏

  10. Clo @ Book Dragons

    January 17, 2019 at 9:54 am

    *wheezes* this was hilarious to read, mainly because you were tipsy and the things you kept in sam *cackles* Though I totally agree with you, even if I rarely read romance I do love lanky guys ngl. The glasses thing hmmm not totally my thing but glasses can make someone hot… *shrugs* I feel like f/f is needed in all genres like it’s so hard to find *sobs*

  11. Charvi

    January 17, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Ooh I love every point in this letter! Especially the grovelling and the f/f romances! I NEED!

  12. Kristina

    January 17, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    “(..) would throw their knickers at and ask them to be their next sperm donor.” … okay I was taking a sip of my water when I read this and πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Oh boy I wasn’t prepared for it ahaha – love it !
    ahahah the “get back into theses pants” part is so good also ! This post is so hilarious and well written, maybe you should write tipsy more often πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜
    (I’m kidding!)
    I love love LOVED this post ! xx

  13. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    January 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    This is the content I want to see in the world and I didn’t know it until this moment. I love Tipsy Sam and need more love letters to genres in my life.
    Also people in glasses are sexy

  14. Camilla @ Reader in the Attic

    January 19, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    This was very fun. And yeah, more f/f. At first, as not a great romance lover, I didn’t notice how much the call made for more f/f romance was needed, how much it get downplaye or ignored.
    *pat pat her glasses* Glasses are very stylish, indeed.
    I would have some ace notes in this but I don’t want to ruin the atmosphere πŸ˜‚

    1. sammers65

      January 19, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Gimme gimme all the notes!

      1. Camilla @ Reader in the Attic

        January 20, 2019 at 10:40 am

        MY only note would be about not writing aphobic things in the romance πŸ˜‚

        1. sammers65

          January 24, 2019 at 8:56 am

          Oh I completely agree on that front, Idk why I left it out in my tipsy letter…but definitely romance needs to cut it off the list of things to add into their books. much yes.

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