You must buy or borrow the following books. I strongly recommend that you use the editions listed below so that you can keep track of the assigned page numbers. If you are using electronic versions of these books, make sure you are using an e-reader that provides page numbers.

Primary Sources

  • Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre. Rubel Toledo, Jacket Illustrator. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition (2010). ISBN-10: 9780143106159 (pbk.).
  • E. M. (Edith Maude) Hull: The Sheik. Book Jungle. ISBN-10: 1604245182 (pbk.).
  • Loretta Chase: Lord of Scoundrels. Avon (1995). ISBN-10: 0380776162 (pbk.)
  • J. R. Ward: Lover Eternal: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Signet (2005). ISBN-10: 0451218043 (pbk.)
  • E L James: 50 Shades of Grey. Vintage (2012). ISBN-10: 0345803485 (pbk.)

Required Secondary Source

  • Pamela Regis. The Natural History of the Romance Novel. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvanis P, 2003. ISBN-10: 0812215222 (pbk.)

One category romance from the following list:

  • Beverly Jenkins, Night Song (African American/Historical Romance)
  • Suzanne Brockmann, Unsung Hero (Military Romance)
  • Georgette Heyer, The Grand Sophy (Regency Romance)
  • Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor (Time Travel/Historical Romance)
  • Linda Howard, Mr. Perfect (Romantic Suspense)
  • Alex Beecroft, False Colors (LGBT Romance; Historical Romance)
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had To Be You (Contemporary Romance)
  • Nora Roberts, Jewels of the Sun (Contemporary Romance)
  • J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts), In Death (Romantic Suspense, Science Fiction)
  • Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm (Historical Romance)
  • Eloisa James, When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Historical Romance)
  • J. R. Ward, Dark Lover (Paranormal Romance)

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