Beyond Heaving Bosoms and Throbbing Members: The Smart Bitches Guide to Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan

A hilarious guide that both mocks and pays homage to the most popular and maligned fiction genre and explores how the billion dollar romance industry has reflected and influenced gender and sexual roles in our society


"Sarah and Candy point out all that's ridiculous and annoying in the genre, while showcasing all that's good and valuable, with wit, style, intelligence, and snark." --Jennifer Crusie, New York Times bestselling author of Welcome to Temptation and Crazy for You

"A high-octane, hilarious and revelatory look at the romance genre...It's too much fun to be missed!"  --Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

"Funny, irreverent, and insightful, this guide zeros in on the joys and woes of the romance genre... delivering both in delightful, readable style." --- Nora Roberts, New York Times bestselling author