Try Something New: Romantic Comedy (and an Introduction!)

Well hello, community!

If you follow our blog, you’re going to start seeing a few bright & shiny new faces around here—mine included.

I’m Michelle. I’m a slavishly devoted book lover, champion doughnut eater, and (perhaps more relevant) a member of our newly-instated curation team here at the site.

Our mission is to make it as enjoyable and engaging as technologically possible to find the book you came for and to discover the new favorite book you never knew existed. We believe life’s too short to listen to books you don’t enjoy, so we’re working on some very cool up-front and behind-the-scenes features to help you find exactly what will suit your mood.

To that end, we’ve been doing some spring cleaning and re-organizing our genres. If you’re a romance fan, you’ll have noticed some of the fruits of our labor: we’ve changed things up and, with a polite hat-tip to industry conventions, added in a few more nuanced sub-genres to separate your Fifty Shades of Grey from your Safe Haven. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be shining the spotlight on some of our less conventional additions to let everyone know what they’re in for.

So! Without further ado, let me introduce to you:

Romantic Comedy

What it is: The lighter side of romance. Staged in contemporary settings, the female protagonists are quirky and the men are gorgeous. The stories usually revolve around a romantic relationship (or pursuing one), but generally stay away from graphic content.  For plot points, think wacky bets, unlikely reunions, reluctant nannies and bumbling brides, always sprinkled with a hearty dose of misunderstanding, surprise, and a happy ending.

Who writes it: Our favourites include Jennifer Crusie, Carly Phillips and Sophie Kinsella.


Where to start: Try Jennifer Crusie’s “The Cinderella Deal”, Sophie Kinsella’s “Can You Keep a Secret?” and “Vision in White” by Nora Roberts.

Find more under Romance!


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  1. Really nice to see you guys blogging again. I’m always starved for good audiobook recommendations.