This excellent article was an informative explanation of the definitions, “clean” and “feel good” romance genres that really made clear the difference between them and how each term is perceived here in the USA and in Europe. I think any reader/writer of romance would learn something to consider when looking for a romance to read or when you’re writing one. As a writer, I struggle a little between clean and explicit or suggestive sex scenes. It doesn’t seem realistic to me to eliminate sex entirely out of a romance book. Yet again, a few suggestions will create an understanding that’s what the characters are participating in—or not. Enjoy Christine Blackthorn’s thoughts.