Hot Stuff: August's best romance novels plumb grief as a powerful point of connection
Grief is, in so many ways, the continuation of love. To quote WandaVision, what is grief if not love persevering? It's a complicated emotional experience, different for every single person, and it can lead us to cut ourselves off from those who have love to give, or lead to unexpected new connections. This month's crop of romance novels delve into the challenges of grief and guilt — how it shapes, stunts, and fuels love stories. Here, we review five of them.