A reader of romance novels can become quite obsessed about their books and spend a large amount of time with them. Sometimes to the consternation of their significant others. I must say I quite often fall into this catagory, along with many of my girlfriends.
So what do the significant others think of this?
I think all are delusional about it in one way or another. Some tell themselves that their wife is thinking of them as they read about the strong and viril hero. Delusional! Some think that they are wishing for someone like in the story to come to them so they can run off with them. Delusional! Some worry that their wife thinks of the fictional male when their together. Delusional!
Why can't it just be a story? Why can't they believe that when we read about a beautiful heroine and her amazingly perfectlybeautiful hero we are seeing them not ourselves, and definitly not our husbands.
Like I tell my husband when he starts to get jealous about my reading habits- unless a vampire, a werewolf, or an immortal highland warrior comes knocking on my door, or Johnny Depp, he is safe.
What do your significant others think of your reading habits? Do they think your imagining them or wishing they were something different? Is reading a dangerous habit that breeds discontentment? Or just a fun way to get a break from our own lives for a while?