Flowers from Palmer? Check. Candy from Kilwins? Check. A nice dinner at Bisetti’s with nary a Baby Bjorn in sight? Double check. The Valentine’s Day classics in Fort Collins are classics for a reason, but if you want to make a romantic escape to somewhere a little different this year, why not try getting lost in the pages of your very own personalized romance novel?
Yournovel.com is a personalized romance service run by husband-and-wife team Kathy Newbern and J.S. Fletcher. With 28 different books available, from “Island of Love” to “Sandhills Fore-Play,” there’s something for every couple as long as you both appreciate romance novels at their absolute cheesiest. Make no mistake, these books are trite, clichéd and deliciously tacky, full of descriptions like, “Soon the passion flowed over them like molten lava running down a mountain.” But the appeal of these novels doesn’t come from the writing quality (or lack thereof), but from the fun you’ll have laughing together over each ridiculous scene.
The books range from basic $50 paperbacks to $120 hardbacks with a photo of you and your partner on the front cover. Simply fill out a questionnaire with details like “her favorite radio station” and “his best friend’s first name,” and you’re ready to go. Additionally, each novel can be ordered either “Mild” or “Wild,” depending on your preference for the sexy scenes. For the couple with a sense of humor about love and literature, Yournovel.com is the perfect place to find a truly unique Valentine’s Day gift.