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Hello, my name is Brie and I’ve been a book critic for eight years. The Romance Backlist is a literary blog about the Romance genre and fiction with strong romantic elements. My aim is to talk about books that are at least a year old--so no new or upcoming releases--and examine them individually and, in a more general sense, analyze and contextualize them within the broader genre. I realize that this sounds like pretentious nonsense, and I did just refer to myself as a critic in a literary blog, but just so we're clear, I’ll mostly be talking about my favorite secret babies the angstiests romance heroes who milk the most out of their man-pain (not an euphemism). Click this link if you want to know more about the tortured journey that brought me here. And please consider following me on Twitter where I practically live.