Foul Words

Romance genre has an expectation of not using crass sexual words that begin with F, P, or C.

True, False, or Assumption.

Do I need to continue? What is the ultimate heat level for a romance story? The one that fits within the confines of acceptable romance? The one that lists the HEA ending as a must or it’s not a true romance?

There is an audience for every story, every author. Each individual has their own heat level. Therefore, maybe each romance contains its own heat.

There’s a particular publishing brand we all know that keeps the heat off page and behind doors, but also has steamy pages.

Still, I haven’t come across many F, P, or C words even there.

The romance genre has its…bendable rules and expectations.