I've been reading romance novels since I was 11 years old. I've gone through at least a thousand. Unfortunately I noticed that I have become jaded. Having read romance novel after romance novel I found myself sick of stupid heroins trying to save the hero from himself, predictable plots, and general how the hell did this get published moments. I thought to myself, "Self," because that's what I call myself when I'm talking to myself, "Self you can do better than this." and so my journey began.