The Romance genre is historically geared toward women, though men do read and enjoy Romance as well. To be considered a Romance, the central theme of the story must be the relationship between the two main characters and must include a Happily Ever After (HEA) or a Happily Ever After (For Now) (HFN). Readers of romance read for escape, knowing their favorite characters will end up happy. There is a wide variety of subgenres in Romance, including Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Inspirational, etc., meaning there is something for every taste! Dive in and see which one is right for you.