What is Romance?
Romance is a story about love. Typically, the two characters meet for the first time at the beginning of the novel and confess their love by the end of the novel. This genre usually has a happy ending.
You will see: Handsome men. Beautiful women. Secrets. Love.
Popular romance novels and movies are:
The Popular Sub-genres of Romance
Historical Romance is not from this time period. It is from a past era. No romantic phone calls. No online dating websites. Just traditional love. Many authors do a lot of research to write stories from other times, cultures and societies.
Many people like reading this genre. If you love history, this is the genre for you! Beginner readers might struggle with historical vocabulary.
You will see: Royal families. Hand written letters. Riding horses. Arranged marriages.
Popular historical novels and movies:
Contemporary Romance is from our time period (from the 1970s to present). It is the best selling sub-genre of romance.
Because this genre takes place in our time, it is easy for tadoku beginners.
You will see: Love and hate. Modern romance. Smart phones and computers. Career women.
Popular contemporary romance novels and movies are:
Romantic Thriller (also called: Romantic Suspense)
This sub-genre is a mix between romance and thrillers or suspense. There is double tension because of the romance plot and the thriller plot. Even if you don’t like romance, you might like this sub-genre!
This genre is often fast-paced! If you get bored easily, you might want to try this genre.
You will see: Love. Murder. Kidnapping. Heroic boyfriends.
Popular romantic thriller novels and movies are:
Paranormal romance is a mix between fantasy and romance. Often, it is a love between a human and a fantasy creature. Sometimes, it is a love between two different fantasy creatures.
This is a great genre for tadoku beginners, especially if you love fantasy. Usually, the storyline and setting are not too difficult.
You will see: Sexy vampires. Beautiful angels. Handsome werewolves. Jealous fairies.
Popular paranormal romance novels and dramas are:
Romance is a fun genre because we know it will have a happy ending. There is a lot of dialog in these stories, so it is great for learning conversational English.