April 8, 2021

The Romance Spectrum: The Kiss Quotient/The Bride Test/Doc Martin

The Romance Spectrum: The Kiss Quotient/The Bride Test/Doc Martin

Human beings exist on a spectrum of diversity and differences, and romances that reflect that are touching my heart lately. The widest range of life experiences represented in stories can only be a good thing.  Being seen and accepted, not treated as an exception, is inspiring. It's all part of the flow of life.




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April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day, and April is National Autism Awareness Month in the US. Audible has a fantastic roundup of audiobooks in all genres that celebrate neuro difference and diversity.

Interesting article in Forbes on disability representation in film.

I call Michael, the hero of The Kiss Quotient, a cinnamon roll in this episode and realized not everyone's familiar with the character labels of Romancelandia. There are so many I still don't know :) A cinnamon roll hero is the sweetest, kindest, most supportive, all around nicest person to a heroine. Here's a great roundup of books featuring cinnamon roll heroes.

The Bride Test audiobook. Have I mentioned how much I love it? It's narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. She has won awards. I would follow that voice anywhere.

The third book in the series, The Heart Principle, is coming soon! Learn more about bestselling author Helen Hoang here.

At the moment, it looks like Doc Martin can be streamed on Hulu, Acorn TV and YouTube TV in the US.

Here's the  compilation of the Doc's most awkward moments from S1 and S2.

Michael is described as looking like a particular K-drama heartthrob in The Kiss Quotient. If you haven't watched these, they're like a romance/soap opera combo. Netflix has a ton and wow, they're addictive. I used to work in book publishing, so I'm currently gobbling up the K-drama  Romance Is a Bonus Book.