Surely! A good romance is tons of fun to read. It’s a quick read and great for giving your brain a break after reading something more complex.
And you gotta know there are different levels of romance.
There are the little ones (like 150 pages and under) which are pretty straight forward - “I love you. I hate you. Hate, love, hate, love, sex, love, hate, love, sex and eternal happiness.”
The middlers at about 150-350 pages are a little more complex - “My brain hates you for these specific reasons, but my body wants you. Hate, politics, love, sex, etc.”
And the biggin’s (4, 5, 6, 7, 800 pages plus) which prolly started out being marketed as romance cuz they are written by women, there are relationship issues in them, and they just don’t know how to classify them.
Diana Gabaldon is a fabulous example. The woman is writing huge historical fiction novels (time travel included so there’s some sci-fi), but she is also writing, in depth, about the lives of her characters and hey, love and sex do happen. They apparently stuck her in romance cuz she just didn’t fit into any other category. This may also be the case for Sara Donati.
Anyway, my advice to anyone is give romance a try. And if you would like something extremely unique to read, try Gabaldon’s Outlander (the first novel what may end up being a 7 book series). I’ve even talked to men who have liked them!
And please… don’t be ashamed to stand in the romance section!