I woke up to a lovely surprise today: Corrina Lawson, who writes SFR like PHOENIX RISING and blogs for GeekMom, wrote a post at Barnes & Noble called 20 Books That Offer a Perfect Blend of Sci-Fi and Romance:
Science fiction is a terrific genre for exploring concepts and ideas that may change our lives. Romance is a terrific genre for exploring our inner, emotional selves and our quest for community. SF is great at “what if” and romance is great at creating memorable characters we fall in love with.Her post includes tons of title recommendations, so it's a great resource. Happy reading!
Of course, these are generalizations with individual exceptions, but the point is that a meld of these genres should be ideal, because where each one can be weak, the other is strong.