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Thursday, June 16, 2022

7 Wonderful Facts About Love by Joan Reeves

June was once the month for weddings just as wonderfully aromatic orange blossoms once signified weddings.

Things have changed, but Love hasn't changed.

Here are 7 Wonderful Facts About Love. Use some of them to counter arguments—like the one where men say it's unnatural to be monogamous.

1. In the animal kingdom, monogamous relationships exist. Some of our animal friends who mate for life are swans, albatrosses, black vultures, gibbons, wolves, and even termites. 

2. Studies reveal that it only takes about 4 minutes for a man or woman to decide he/she likes the other. Rather than what one says or how one looks, it has more to do with body language, sound of the voice, and pheromones.

3. Snuggling together or cuddling releases natural painkillers.

4. Believe it or not, looking at a photograph of the one you love also releases natural painkillers.

5. When 2 lovers gaze into each other's eyes, their heartbeats synchronize.

6. Expressing gratitude toward the one you love creates an immediate increase in your happiness.

7. Last, but not least for authors, thinking of love and sex enhances creativity followed by concrete thinking. 

I guess Love is one reason romance novels are so popular! Right? Love may not make the world go round, but it's what makes the trip worthwhile. If the hot weather is getting you down, grab a few romance novels and read inside where it's cool.

If you're looking for a good book this weekend, try Foolishly Yours, for something a little different that's a Kindle Unlimited free read.

Samantha Ruiz is Quadracial and proud of her four ethnicities: African, Cherokee, Hispanic, and White. Filling that out on standardized forms was fun. Not! 

She led a charmed life until two life-changing events happened. First, she got engaged. Second, she resigned her commission as an Army officer to become a Warrant Officer, a military cop, and attracted the attention of an officer at her new post. Both events ended badly.

With her Army career over and wounded by the bitter breakup with her fiancĂ©, Sam moves to Last Chance Beach to care for her grandmother. She’s made a new life for herself as a police officer and is content, if not happy—until Grayson Crawford moves into her Granny's beach rental.

Sam takes an instant dislike to the rude, insensitive beast of a man. What’s worse, the man seems to turn up everywhere she goes. To her horror, she finds herself attracted to the blue-eyed, blond-haired surfer who seems content to drift through life.

She's never dated unsuitable men, and Grayson could be the poster boy for unsuitable. So why does he take her breath away?

Have a wonderful June!


  1. Another great blog, Joan. There's a lot there I did not know!

    1. Thanks, Sherri. Love is more complicated than we know. *g*

  2. It's kind of nice to see we've been doing some things right. :-)

    1. I agree. I find it interesting that there are so many very popular romance authors who have been in decades-long relationships. We'll be celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary this year.

  3. "Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold." –Zelda Fitzgerald - An enlightening post. Thanks.

    1. That quote is one of my favorites. Thank you!

  4. Your post are always educational. I did not know about the heartbeats in #5. Amazing.


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