Amorist is a noun that means someone who writes about love.
Speakers of Spanish and Italian may be familiar with the words amor (ah MORE) and amore (ah MORE ay) that mean ‘love.’ They both have their roots in the Latin word amor (ah MORE). By adding the suffix “I-S-T’ we get a word that refers to someone who specializes in ‘love.’ This may refer broadly to anyone in love or more specifically to someone who writes about love.
Shelly’s flowery, romantic writing style simply isn’t suited for the genre of military thrillers. She is an amorist at heart.