Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s Guilty Pleasures takes this global phenomenon seriously, even as it provides an amusing and touching glimpse into the lives of five romance devotees. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the real lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy world to which they escape. At its core, Guilty Pleasures explores a universal human struggle to reconcile inner fantasy with the tragicomic truths of real-life relationships. It reminds viewers that everyone must ultimately find their dreams in the real world.
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