Monday, 15 April 2013

M for Mills and Boon

When I think of romance and happily-ever-after, Mills and Boon is what comes to mind. I do know many of you shy away from discussing this although you might have secretly placed a copy of one of these in between the school books. The epitome of romance NOT, but surely what every teen age girl loved to read.

A rugged handsome guy and the petite (or not too sexy and virgin) girl, a cow boy, a ranch, an orphan kid, a few puppies, a money-is-the-only-concern fiance / fiancee, a Vegas trip, getting-married-in-drunken-stupor-and-getting-pregnant - there you have your story line. Throw in bit of lust and sex here and there and you have written your first Mills and Boon story. Of course, there has to be a scarred past and some emotional barrier too.

All of this gives hope, a secret world where we believe that miracles still happen. As much it might be fantasy, there's a little amount of truth in there. It's these small things, those subtle realizations, those tiny bits of happiness, the hope that someday we'd meet the love of our life who'll sweep us off our feet, those wee surprises that keep our lives going.

How many of you have read at least one book of Mills and Boon / Harlequin Series? Out with the truth :-) I still do.

Image courtesy: The Guardian



20 comments:

  1. The soul reason for my scoring low in std XII :) M&B

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    1. :D Keertanya - orray day dreaming pola?

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  2. I started with first book, read 2 pages and threw it. Never picked one after. There started & ended my saga of M&B. No I haven't read any M&B and never will! But that's just me! :) - Jenz

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  3. I didn't knew this book existed before I got into college. Have read one book but never liked it. For me it looked like too much of unreality or something. But maybe at that time I was hooked to Sidney Sheldon! :) But gonna get hold of one soon.

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  4. I have never read one. But years ago I read Danielle Steele, is that the same? LOL

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    1. LOL! Talya - no they aren't the same :D

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  5. I love the M&B and Harlequin series! And am unashamed! :) Nice post. Good luck with the A to Z!
    Fellow AtoZ-er,
    Amelia (wordsfromsonobe.wordpress.com)

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    1. :) Thanks Amelia. Will stop by yours soon.

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  6. Never read any. I snuck and read my parents adult sexual books - Mandingo, Peyton Place, etc. Sounds like that expectation that a miracle and a change is going to happen to the man you love, is a recipe for disaster when he (surprise) stays the same in real life.

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    1. haha Kristin the expectation and miracle is not for the man to change, but for him to come into my life. He should be as he is, else I am not going to like it :D

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  7. Never read any :( Grew up with something else :)

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  8. When I was a teenager, I used to hear about Mills and Boons all the time. But I never read any of those books. I was not a romantic, never was, never will be. During my teenage years I read Shogun, Valley of the Dolls, and Perry Mason books. I guess I was quit a serious teenager :-)

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  9. Mills and Boons.... Must read it before I get old! :D

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  10. I love them. Perfect for the aeroplane, the bus or the train.

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  11. Love 'em. Have only read a few.. they are all the same.. but they do add a certain charm to the world ;-) Hmmm... your post is going to drive me to the library tomorrow morning ;-) ;-)

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  12. adapavingala..intha postuku mattum ivlo commenta!!! vevarammappa!!

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