I recently reviewed two books that would fall into the "clean romance" category. Yes clean! As in no sex! It's something we're seeing less and less of in the YA world and almost never in adult and new adult books. And to answer your next question...Yes, I do read clean romances and even enjoy them. Not all books need sex! WAIT!?!?! Control-print-screen because I did just say that. Passion can be present without sex and it's the direct reflection of an author's talent if they are able to portray passion without physical intimacy. Now I'm not saying an author who writes physical intimacy is not talented. In fact, some of my most favorite authors include graphic content in their books and are more than just talented. I'm saying there's room for these amazing "clean romances" on our shelves too. I'll also admit, there are some books where I was disappointed in the lack of physical contact between the characters. Books I even rated lower because of that fact. Because without it, there was no passion. Passion is the key to intimacy whether it has sex or not. I'm usually one of the first people to grab a book that has sexy dripping from between the pages especially in light of the Fifty Shades of EVERYTHING phenomenon, but with the literary world being driven in that direction I'm just saying lets not leave some of these amazing books behind.
Some Really Great "Clean Romances"