Canada's National Post discusses the books they claim that you are embarrased to be seen reading in public, and they somehow managed to get a quote that only Forrest Gump could love:
But there will always be literary snobs. British Columbia romance novelist Nancy Warren, author of The One I Want and Harlequin's NASCAR series of novels, says she was recently arguing with a friend who writes comic books about who gets dumped on the most. She says books like hers are "like a very nice piece of chocolate. You wouldn't want to live on it exclusively, but you would never want to deny somebody such a nice and delicious treat."
Warren says she's heard all the criticism, and has learned to brush it off. Although she prefers to the term beach read to the "trash" tag her books are sometimes slapped with.
Sometimes I'm thankful that I'm allergic to chocolate. Because really, I can't think of anything I'd rather not read than a NASCAR Harlequin, and I don't care if I am dumping.