The Reputation of Romance is a poetry book that walks through the feelings experienced when courting a women. It is a collection of poems that tell a story from the intial meeting of someone to getting to the point of not being able to live without them. The author feels that this is a poetic novel because the way it is written takes the reader through different stages of Romance. Take a close look at the table of contents and you will see that it is even a poem. Enjoy!