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Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more. Continue Reading >>
Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more. << Show Less
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S4 E3: A Self-Published Romance Starter Pack This week on the pod, Mackenzie and Lily talk about beloved self-published romances that should be in readers&apos; starter packs as well as other self-pubbed romances they personally adore. Mackenzie discusses her recent affinity for toxic bully romances, and Lily somehow finds a way to mention Eden Finley yet again.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (3:48), Introduction to Main Topic (4:36), Book Recommendations (18:58), What Else We’re Reading (51:42), Conclusion (57:01).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
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S4 E3: A Self-Published Romance Starter Pack This week on the pod, Mackenzie and Lily talk about beloved self-published romances that should be in readers&apos; starter packs as well as other self-pubbed romances they personally adore. Mackenzie discusses her recent affinity for toxic bully romances, and Lily somehow finds a way to mention Eden Finley yet again.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (3:48), Introduction to Main Topic (4:36), Book Recommendations (18:58), What Else We’re Reading (51:42), Conclusion (57:01).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
S4 E2: Let's Talk About Asexual Romance Novels It&apos;s Lily&apos;s time to shine! This week, Lily (with an assist from Mackenzie) takes everybody on a journey to understanding asexuality and the current landscape of asexual romance novels. The pair also continue to stan visionary, icon, and legend Angela Chen.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (3:14), Introduction to Main Topic (4:17), Book Recommendations (33:36), What Else We’re Reading (51:16), Conclusion (1:00:00).NOTE: There are spoilers for Claire Kann’s book Let’s Talk About Love during the 36:36-37:36 mark.Content warnings: This episode very briefly mentions sexual coercion, sexual assault, and conversion therapy.You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
S4 E1: Why Are Romance Novels So Obsessed With Washboard Abs and Massive Dicks? It&apos;s the first episode of season four and we&apos;re ready to go! This week, Mackenzie and Lily unpack why the romance genre has such narrow beauty ideals for straight male love interests and what we miss out on when we don&apos;t expand that fantasy. Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:46), Introduction to Main Topic (6:58), What Else We’re Reading (35:53), Conclusion (41:15).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
Season 4 Trailer: Big Dicks in Romances, The Changing "Sick Lit" Subgenre, and More Welcome back to season 4 of Friends to Lovers, a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Our 10-episode fourth season launches on January 24th, so get ready for a many more shenanigans.You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569/.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
S3 E10: Books to Give Friends Who Haven't Read in a While Look at that, it&apos;s the final episode of season three! The podcast will return on January 24, 2022, but until then, check out this ep where Mackenzie and Lily dive into which books to recommend to all of the people in your life who haven&apos;t perused their bookshelves in a while and don&apos;t know what to read now.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:06), Introduction to Main Topic (3:18), What Else We’re Reading (34:07), Conclusion (40:18).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
S3 E9: So, Uh, What's Up With BookTok? (Feat. @kendra.reads) BookTok has become one of the most influential literary spaces on the internet, and yet it&apos;s only just starting to get recognition. Luckily, Mackenzie and Lily are joined by Kendra Keeter-Gray, better known as @kendra.reads on the platform, to get to the bottom of all things BookTok.Note: This recording was originally completed in August 2021.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (1:20), Introduction to Main Topic (2:12), Interview with Kendra (5:06), What Else We’re Reading (55:19), Conclusion (50:59).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
S3 E8: An Official Christina Lauren Novel Ranking The Classified series is back at it again! For this season&apos;s installment, Mackenzie and Lily are diving into popular contemporary romance duo Christina Lauren&apos;s 11 published standalone adult romance novels. There&apos;s banter, Big Trope Energy, and a whole lot more.Note: Portions of this recording were originally completed in June 2021.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:00), Introduction to Main Topic (2:55), Ranking (18:00), Conclusion (47:43).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
S3 E7: Mackenzie and Lily Become Advice Columnists (A Midseason Q&A) Hey, look who it is! The gals of Friends to Lovers are BACK and ready to finish out season three (and start preparing for the absolute banger that&apos;s going to be season four). For today&apos;s regularly scheduled midseason Q&A episode, Mackenzie and Lily took audience questions about dating, romance, relationships, friendship, and marriage and gave their non-therapist perspectives on those matters. Note: There are a few small sections of spotty audio, and portions of this recording were originally completed in June 2021.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (5:44), Main Topic (7:45), Conclusion (49:33).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569/.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
S3 E6: Romance Novels That Are Better to Read as Series Another week, another F2L episode! In this lil&apos; jaunt, Mackenzie and Lily dive into the world of romance novels that are in series: What makes a great romance series, and which books will leave you totally confused if you were to attempt to read them out of order as standalones?Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:37), Introduction to Main Topic (3:43), Discussion of What Makes a Good Series and Recommendations (8:18), What Else We’re Reading (29:09), Conclusion (32:45).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569/.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club&apos;s initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
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