Forget the tall, dark, handsome hero – romance novels are embracing the ‘cinnamon roll’ man
21 June 2023 | 11:39 am
The papers focus on the disappearance of a submersible observing the wreckage of the Titanic. We also learn why it's called a submersible and not a submarine. Also: Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni meets Emmanuel Macron in Paris and an AI chatbot called AI Jesus is popular with users of Twitch. Finally, we find out why romance novelists are ditching the tall, dark handsome hero in favour of sweet "cinnamon roll" men.
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