On changes in the romance genre:
The relationships had also modernized: by the 1990s, it was rare to see a book which featured a man raping his future wife.
Yeah, thank goodness those crazy men finally came to their senses. In the NINETIES. What the?
I get that this still happens in books. Not books I read, but, it happens. I get that some people enjoy this… forced intimacy. But, damn it, who the hell marries someone who respects and loves them so little they just commit a crime against them? Who else do they fall in love with? Their stalkers? Do they boil a bunny for Valentine’s Day? How sweet.