I have no idea. I don't generally read straight-up romance novels. But I guess these 2 qualify. They both have flawed heroines and broken male leads, which is really nice and refreshing. They're not the typical countess falls for the duke crap I see a lot of in romance novels, either. Anyway, I don't know what else to say about this. I'm a hopeless romantic, yes, but I don't tend to read a lot of plain-jane smut books.