People criticize romance novels a lot as being unrealistic and giving people strange ideas about love. Maybe that’s true, but after reading this thread started by California-based bookstore “The Ripped Bodice,” I’m pretty much convinced that love is real and it’s destiny.
Their Twitter account asked for “IRL” romance novel moments from their followers, like stories about love and romance that actually happened but would fit in perfectly with the plot of a book, because they’re just that good. And there are SO MANY answers, it’s given me new life.
There are stories from people who have been married for years, people who have enjoyed a whirlwind romance with a special twist, and even some real-life meet-cutes and love at first sights. Let yourself feel hope again and read these IRL romance novel plots: