My philosophy about romance is this: any man you’re going to be with for the long haul ought to have a passion that drives him, street-savvy intelligence, a great sense of humor, a compassionate heart, a killer smile, looks that make you swoon, and hot eyes… not necessarily in that order. My philosophy about romance novels is this: a good story starts with a look, clicks with conversation, sparks with a touch, sizzles with a kiss, and settles into “forever” with the full-body press–definitely in that order. My favorite romance novels include The Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer, Say No To Joe by Lori Foster, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. My favorite romantic movies include The Palm Beach Story, Laura, Notorious, and The Long Hot Summer. My favorite romantic couple of all time: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman.