I need help finding a specific type of book.
March 8, 2014 5:32 PM Subscribe
When I was a kid, there seemed to be a million of a certain type of romance novel on the market. They would be less "romantic" and more "dramatic" and "sordid", the type of books that would have, say, a pale pink cover with a picture of a tiger lily and a string of pearls, with titles like "deception" written in swooshy letters.
posted by windykites to Grab Bag (28 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I want to find these kinds of books now, but it's challenging because amazon doesn't pull up great search results for "swooshy letters", and just searching the romance titles is exhausting and unfruitful.
More description: these would be contemporary novels, around 600 pages or more, and not particularly romantic but more soap-opera like. The copy would have said stuff like "a scintillating drama of deciet, seduction, glamour and riches- and women who will stop at nothing to have it all", and the story would typically have at least three characters you'd be following through their awful shenanigans.
What is the genre here? Some titles? Authors? Thanks!