Talk About Fantasy


Kiss Me While I Sleep by Linda HowardMost people realize that romance novels are about fantasy. The girl is always going to get the guy. There will be either misunderstanding between them or a terrible peril overshadowing one of them or both. But it gets worked out, often in the nick of time. That’s what makes a good romance – the conflict and the love.

Of course the mainstream modern romance has to have its sex scene(s) – some more graphic than others. I put disclaimers on my reviews to warn people of that. (The key is here on this blog as well as at the website.)

I just finished Linda Howard’s Kiss Me While I Sleep. Talk about fantasy!

She’s a hired assassin who has worked for the CIA on a contract basis for almost 20 years. But she has now killed a bad guy that the CIA was leaving alone. The bad guy killed her friends, so she kills him. The CIA sends someone after her. He is, of course, the one man who can get under her defenses.

I had so much fun with this book. It certainly isn’t great literature, but the book kept me chuckling throughout. She is an unbelievable character who stays consistent, so once belief is suspended, it’s fine.

Most of the time I was reading this I was shaking my head in disbelief over their actions. Like I said, I enjoyed the book. But it definitely falls into the fantasy realm! Perhaps not wizards and dragons, but it certainly is a dreamt up world where these characters live.

Romance novels are about fantasy – some more so than others…


  1. Comment by Aravis:

    I think all fantasy should have some romance, so why not the other way around? Some of my favorite romance novels have this element to a greater or lesser degree. :0)

  2. Comment by Miss Rhei:

    Did you mean by fantasy, a sort of a dream come true? I think I gotta go read that book too.