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Romance is My Day Job

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Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at LastRomance is My Day Job
By Patricia Bloom
Dutton
Retail Price:  $26.95
Amazon Price:  $20

Book Description: 

At some point, we’ve all wished romance could be more like fiction. Patience Bloom certainly did, many times over. As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her life would turn out just like the heroines’ on the page: That shy guy she had a crush on wouldn’t just take her out—he’d sweep her off her feet with witty banter, quiet charm, and a secret life as a rock star. Not exactly her reality, but Bloom kept reading books that fed her reveries.

Years later she moved to New York and found her dream job, editing romances for Harlequin. Every day, her romantic fantasies came true—on paper. Bloom became an expert when it came to fictional love stories, editing amazing books and learning everything she could about the romance business. But her dating life remained uninspired. She nearly gave up on love.

Then one day a real-life chance at romance made her wonder if what she’d been writing and editing all those years might be true. A Facebook message from a high school friend, Sam, sparked a relationship with more promise than she’d had in years. But Sam lived thousands of miles away—they hadn’t seen each other in more than twenty years. Was it worth the risk?

Review

This was a charming book.  We all have our “fairy tale” dreams.  Mine may be different from yours, but if we are honest, we are all looking for our own version of “happily ever after.”  In this book, the author shares her life with us both on and off the job as a Romance editor at Harlequin.  She shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of the dating scene and does so with a light humor that will make you laugh.  What I like about this true story is that Bloom finally does find her happy ending and it encourages women not to settle and to never, ever give up on your own dreams.

~Reviewed by Allie B.

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