Interesting article but I don't still understand why romance novels needs a canon. Maybe its my definition. Canon for me is novels like Star Trek. Are Star Trek novels Canon? Canon as in do they fit in the Star Trek TV series (multiple) universe. So someone explain this?article

I do like paranormal romances but lately their covers are more like Historical Romance covers (topless men are featured) so I will now only buy them with a batch of other books in thrift shops/fleamarkets. Yes its beyond belief stupid. I do like Eloisa James historical novels, very funny books. I think far more romance novels would sell especially to men without these covers. Yes its stupid I know. Also my mother would say "ah why did you buy this novel"? So maybe thats there more basic answer.