I get this question all the time. Why clean romance? Joining me for a guest blog today about the reasons she writes, reads and loves clean romance is my friend and fellow author, Judy Corry, who has a new book out called Don’t Forget Me.
For me, it wasn’t my first kiss that was unforgettable. Nor was it my last-first kiss, in the words of our heroine from the movie Fifty First Dates. It was a myriad of moments between. The boy with the softest lips. The man with the “slow hands.” A sensation of safety, security, and belonging. All of the moments strewn throughout a person’s life that culminate in true love.
Why I Write Clean Romance
By Judy Corry, author of Don’t Forget Me
I started writing YA Clean Romance because I loved the Young Adult genre but was disappointed that there were so many popular books out there that I wouldn’t want my future teens reading.
There is so much going on in our world today, and so many voices telling us what to do and how to live our lives. I wanted to put my voice out there as well, encouraging young adults (and regular adults like me who love YA books) to stay strong and hold on to their values even when it isn’t the most popular thing to do. It is hard to stand up our friends sometimes, but I wanted to show that good things come to us when we make good choices.
I also wanted to show that it’s possible to have an amazing romance story with heart-pounding kisses that tie your stomach up in knots, without having to resort to a sex scene. I personally don’t think young adults should have sexual relationships yet. Our teenage years are a time to discover ourselves and find what we want to do and who we want to be in our lives. There’s already so much going on and so many stresses, that teens shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences that sex brings into a relationship.
If you love clean romance that makes you laugh, cry and swoon, check out my latest release, Don’t Forget Me today!
Thanks Judy! And if you want to learn more about her new clean romance novel, Don’t Forget Me, check out the description below:
Sparks are flying between these best friends. Could a practice kiss change everything?
Seventeen-year-old Eliana Costa has never kissed a guy. Her best guy friend, Jess, is more than willing to help her out. He has plenty of experience, since he finds a new girlfriend every other week. But when a practice kiss brings on feelings Eliana hadn’t bargained for, her already messy life is thrown into a new level of chaos.
Life is already more than she can handle after her dad’s disappearance. Eliana worries that if she admits her feelings to Jess, she just might lose her best friend. And right now, a best friend is all she needs. But when another girl tries to date Jess, Eliana is forced to decide if taking a chance on love is worth the risk.
Don’t Forget Me is the first standalone book in The Ridgewater High series, a collection of simmering YA contemporary romances. If you like sweet romance with ballad-worthy chemistry, swoony kisses and endearing characters then you’ll love Judy Corry’s latest book.