Did anybody ask for this unholy pairing?

Cosmopolitan magazine and Harlequin will publish a line of romances called Red Hot Reads, a series that “will present independent, adventurous women in contemporary settings and feature fast-paced plots, great dialogue and compelling romance.” The snappy eBooks will all be about 30,000 words apiece.

It's like two antiquated ideas of womanhood formed one giant monster and ran amok.