Looking through online book lists recently - people listing what they have on their e-readers - I noticed a lot listed as “MM” or “MM romance”, which I’d never heard of before.
Thinking about it, it occurred to me that they might be gay (male/male) romance novels, which seems to be correct. OK, no problem with that.
However, the ones I looked up are all written by female authors. And the people who read them also seem to be women.
I’m no innocent; I’ve heard of/seen/participated in quite a few things that might raise an eyebrow or two at the church picnic. I know that in the same way that us guys like to see/hear about girl-on-girl action, some women find the idea of guy-on-guy action pretty exciting. Fair enough.
But a whole sub-genre of popular fiction? An apparently popular sub-genre at that? Gay male romances by women and for women? Wow. This is news to me.
I’m reluctant to research this on Amazon because I’ll end up getting MM romances in my suggestion list for all eternity if I do, so I’m asking here: anyone want to confess to reading this stuff? Anyone want to tell us what they enjoy about it?