Fair warning: This story is about to get steamy.
According to data from the Romance Writers of America, 82 percent of romance readers are women — largely between the ages of 25 and So saucy!
And those eyes can often be found staring at … well, men. To find the words that women seemed to respond best to, Blackburn and her research assistants turned to Smashwords, an online publishing platform where readers rate books on rojance five-star scale.
And that was kind of surprising. Nodding, it turns out, can be sexy. So while mainstream movies and general fiction exist in a largely male-dominated world, the billion-dollar romance industry, is told from the perspective of women.
We want the romance behind it — the story behind it. Contrary to popular belief, romance novels looikng way more than sex. Mystery solved.
Fair warning: This story is about to get steamy. Equal footing or not, hot bods still sell. While that synonym for rooster certainly pops up in highly rated romance book, it was used an average of about four times per book, making it one of the least frequently used among those top 25 words.
Readers coming across looklng word nod in their romance novels may experience an imagined interaction, which may facilitate nodding in real-life romantic actions. Eighty-six percent of romance readers are straight, according to RWA.
The team created a list of the top 25 words found in highly rated books.