Being a romance reader outside the States, I don’t have a library that I can turn to so it means if I want to read it, I gotta buy it. (I hope no one takes this the wrong way ;w;) It took me a long time to get going because one, physical copies take up space. I don’t have a lot of it left. And the other reason, region restrictions.
(Note: Internet Archive and OpenLibrary’s Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) are said to be potentially infringing on the copyrights of authors as well as intellectual property rights, according to the Romance Writers of America as well as other organisations.)
Imagine my surprise when I found romance novels (or simply, copyrighted books!) available for digital loans at the Internet Archive!