As readers and writers of romance, falling is love is like the air we breath - vital to our existence.
I know some people look down their noses on romance novels - an attitude I've never understood. How can someone not enjoy a story about people overcoming obstacles, resolving conflicts, coming to a better understanding of who they are, and above all falling in love? With romance novels, and their Happily Ever Afters, we are left with a feeling of hope, and a reminder of the warmth love brings to our hearts.
Life does not guarantee a happy ending, and therefore, as far as I'm concerned, hope is precious and never to be thrown away. Life is always filled with ups and downs, but February (and Valentine's day) is a time of year when we should celebrate those in our lives that we love, and love us in return - friends, family and partners. You don't need expensive gifts, all you need is a smile, a hug, some extra time, or simply three precious words, "I love you".
So, enjoy Valentine's Day, and those who share your lives, and don't forget it's also a great time of year to read romance :)