Hi!

Can anyone recommend a romance that is written in a leaner style than most typical romances?

I'm a fan of Neil Gaiman and my own personal writing style is similar to his (or, I would hope, that is!). I'm writing a romance and can't really find any others that are written similarly to mine. Not as lean as Hemingway but essentially on the other end of the spectrum from purple prose.

For example, I don't like extraneous detail or exposition, and leave them out of my writing as much as I can. I'm also allergic to back story and info dumping, and prefer to leave a lot of things unexplained so that things are left to the reader's imagination.

Any romance books like this? Thanks for any recommendations!