On Thursday, April 25th Sojourner House partnered with Barnes & Noble in Warwick to host an event called, “The Power of the Rom-Com.” During the event, five fabulous romance novelists (Jenny L. Howe, Tori Anne Martin, Chelsea Curto, Caroline Linden, and Riss Neilson) joined us in a conversation about the power romance novels have to set societal expectations around love and dating.

We talked about all things #relationshipgoals and explored the makeup of a “healthy” relationship–respect, clear communication, genuine care and consideration, etc. Together we even tackled the age old question: can verbal consent be sexy?

Barnes & Noble generously donated a percentage of proceeds made from 4/25-4/27 to Sojourner House.

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