7 Percent of men do what?! Fun facts about romance novels

Feb 11, 2014 at 9:01 p.m. ET

Scribd brings us romance by the numbers, and you'll never guess what it says about readers these days. Plus, we've got the hottest romance reads for you this Valentine's Day.

Scribd gives us Romance by the Numbers

Thanks to Scribd, which is being described as the Netflix for books, this Valentine's Day is getting a lot more interesting. The company has released the revealing infographic shown above detailing what Americans are reading behind closed doors. Apparently, the more humid the climate, the more steamy the book lovers get.

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Plus, we love the fact that 7 percent of men secretly read romance. The truth is out boys!

Jet set around the country and discover which state you find the most romantic. These books will have you traveling to all sorts of exotic cities in search of romance.

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

1. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn


Penelope has been lusting after her best friend's brother for far too long, but they're both harboring dark secrets. Will they find a happy ending or discover their biggest threat is each other? Read this one with your Scribd subscription.

Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

2. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

South Carolina

The most popular genre of romance is historical. Satisfy your craving with this epic love story, which follows Sarah and Derek as they navigate London's underground gambling halls. You can also find this one via Scribd.

Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas

3. Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas

West Virginia

Nick Gentry may have the reputation as the most skilled lover in all of England, but it will take more to win Charlotte Howard. A challenge Nick is willing to take. Another historical romance to add to your Scribd reading list.

The Ex Games by J.S. Cooper and Helen Cooper

4. The Ex Games by J.S. Cooper and Helen Cooper

New York

This collection of three novellas will satisfy the 50 Shades of Grey lover in you. Katie fell head over heels in love with much-older billionaire Brandon. The two started a fast-paced relationship after she lied to him about her age, only to have the romance fall apart when he discovered the truth. Seven years later can they get it right? All three novellas are available over at Scribd.

Wait for You by J. Lynn

5. Wait for You by J. Lynn

West Virginia

Avery has a secret, dark past and is looking to college as a fresh start. She's just hoping for friends but finds so much more when she meets heartthrob Cameron. But will her past ruin everything or can she finally move on?

Dark Bites by Sherrilyn Kenyon

6. Dark Bites by Sherrilyn Kenyon


Bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon just released this collection of novellas in time for Valentine's Day. From paranormal and sexy to demons and thrills, these short stories won't leave you disappointed.