Niina Mero (b. 1982) has written romance novellas for over a decade. Her first novel, the 2019 work The Death of Romance, proved a critical and commercial success, with so far close to 20,000 copies sold. The follow-up will be published in summer 2021. Mero is currently working on a PhD thesis on Finnish commercial romance fiction at the University of Tampere.
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