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But No Poles Jess and Trisha talk about Fire Island and the essence of a good retelling/adaptation, and offer up some recommendations for Disability Pride Month.Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NEWSBook Riot is hiring!Check out our Best Books of the Year So Far.MidContinent Public Library’s RomanceGenreCon is back!Watch Fire Island on Hulu!Books DiscussedBoyfriend Material by Alexis HallHusband Material by Alexis HallRedeemed by Maggie BlackbirdCan’t Escape Love by Alyssa ColeKiss Hard by Nalini SinghOnly When It’s Us by Chloe LieseKnot My Type and Love Flushed by Evie MitchellThe Bride Test and The Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangTell us what you liked about Fire Island and send us your recs for disabled protagonists! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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But No Poles Jess and Trisha talk about Fire Island and the essence of a good retelling/adaptation, and offer up some recommendations for Disability Pride Month.Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NEWSBook Riot is hiring!Check out our Best Books of the Year So Far.MidContinent Public Library’s RomanceGenreCon is back!Watch Fire Island on Hulu!Books DiscussedBoyfriend Material by Alexis HallHusband Material by Alexis HallRedeemed by Maggie BlackbirdCan’t Escape Love by Alyssa ColeKiss Hard by Nalini SinghOnly When It’s Us by Chloe LieseKnot My Type and Love Flushed by Evie MitchellThe Bride Test and The Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangTell us what you liked about Fire Island and send us your recs for disabled protagonists! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Annoyance to Love Jess and Trisha talk about the appeal (or not) of the enemies to lovers trope and then offer some picks for their best romances of 2022 so far.Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NEWSBook Riot is hiring!BOOKS DISCUSSEDHoney & Spice by Bolu BabalolaKnot Again by Kwana Jackson (Coming July 26, 2022)A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla VaneD’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. HigginsDelilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring BlakeA Brush With Love by Mazey EddingsTanked by Mia HopkinsA Lady for a Duke by Alexis HallWe got to some of your picks for favorite reads of 2022, but not all of them, so keep sharing your faves – front AND back list! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Disney Crime Lord Universe Book club is back as Jess and Trisha discuss The Beast by Katee Robert and then dive into the distinctions between steamy romance, erotic romance, and erotica. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NewsRed, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston has some updates.Here’s the discussion Jess mentioned between Katee Robert and Beverly Jenkins [insert heart eyes here!]Books DiscussedThe Beast by Katee RobertLooking by Katrina Jackson American Royalty by Tracey LivesayIndigo by Beverly JenkinsA Lot Like Adios by Alexis DariaThe Eastside Brewery series (first book is Thirsty) by Mia HopkinsSpoiler Alert and All the Feels by Olivia DadeSyncopation by Anna ZaboA Gentleman in the Streets by Alisha Rai (AOC)The Rose by Tiffany ReiszHarbor by Rebekah WeatherspoonThe Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice, writing as A.N. RoquelaureTell us what you thought of The Beast, your thoughts on erotic romance and erotica, and anything else you’re thinking or reading about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Wig Doing a Lot of Work Jess and Trisha do a few updates, dive into a recent film that lives in the romance world (in more ways than one), and talk about some of the books they’re excited about for the rest of 2022.Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NewsDon’t forget! Read The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the WIR Book Club fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.The Lost City is waiting for you. Here’s the Book Riot post by Annika Barranti Klein about fat representation on romance covers.Books DiscussedYou Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke EmeziRed, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonHusband Material by Alexis Hall (Coming August 2, 2022)The Stand-Up Groomsman by Jackie Lau (Coming October 25, 2022) The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen (Coming August 23, 2022)A Ghost in Shining Armor by Therese Beharrie (Coming September 27, 2022) Partners In Crime by Alisha Rai (Coming October 18, 2022)Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazie Eddings (Coming September 6, 2022)Tell us what you thought of The Lost City, what romances you’re excited about in the coming year, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Proxy Husband On a Boat Jess and Trisha talk about weddings in romance: why there are so many, their ties to different tropes, why all the weddings can be a problem, and some recommendations that include weddings in one way or another.Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NewsRead The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the WIR Book Club fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.Books DiscussedMechanics of Love by Meka JamesThe Emma Project by Sonali DevAmerican Sweethearts by Adriana HerreraThe Billionaire’s Last Minute Marriage by Amanda Cinelli Running Away With the Bride by Sophia Singh SassonNot Another Family Wedding Jackie LauThe Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. HigginsTell us what you think about weddings in romance and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finger, Pulse, Etc. Jess and Trisha talk about their current reads, romance novel cover history, and backlist books to add to – or move up on – your TBR.Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NewsRead The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the WIR Book Club fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.“The Steamy, Throbbing History of Romance Novel Covers” by Kelly Faircloth [Jezebel]“Hey Right Quick: Fabio Was on Just a Minority of Romance Covers” by Kelly Faircloth [Jezebel]“The Origin of Romance Novel Clinch Covers” by Jessica Avery [Book Riot]“How Are Romance Novel Covers Made?” by Sarah Nicolas [Book Riot]Books DiscussedKiss Hard by Nalini Singh (May 3, 2022)Tanked by Mia HopkinsRead Between the Lines by Rachel LaceyA Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda CollinsWaiting for the Flood by Alexis HallFirst Comes Like by Alisha RaiAll the Feels by Olivia DadeA Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa RileyTell us what backlist books you’d recommend, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s Probably Something Adorable Jess and Trisha share some listener recommendations and other updates, announce a new book club book, and talk about authors who are new to them. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NewsIt’s time again for book club!! Read The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.Books DiscussedThe Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana QuincyIt Happened One Summer by Tessa BaileyLove Him Free by EM LindseyI’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko JacksonTell us about your favorite “new to you” authors, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Especially The Library – With Special Guest Liberty Hardy Jess is joined by special guest Liberty Hardy, Book Riot’s resident velocireader. Important questions are asked and answered, and they wander into the world of monster romance.Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.Books DiscussedThirsty, Trashed, and Tanked by Mia HopkinsDelilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring BlakeDeceived by the Gargoyle by Lillian LarkMorning Glory Milking Farm by CM NascostaThat Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon and Mistlefoe by Kimberly LemmingThe Dragon’s Bride by Katee RobertSing Me to Sleep by RM VirtuesThanks to Liberty Hardy for joining as a special guest! Listen to her on All The Books and All The Backlist podcasts, read her posts on Book Riot proper and the New Books newsletter, and find her on Instagram @franzencomesalive. Send us your favorite monster romances, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take It to the Group Chat Jess and Trisha talk about recent romance (bad) news stories and recommend romances with main characters above the age of 40. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.NewsPlease keep in mind that many of this week’s news stories contain topics that could be triggering for listeners/readers.A TikTok explaining the Eros and Dana Isaly storyAn article by Alyssa Shotwell [The Mary Sue] about the reactions to ableism in the summary of Cora Reilly’s A Touch of FateA Twitter thread with some information on the backlash and harassment related to Jennifer L. Armentrout’s new bookPer another article by Alyssa Shotwell [The Mary Sue], somehow there are still romances about Nazis being sold……And we’re also still dealing with books about enslavers. But!! In happier news!! Margo Hendricks’ Masterclass on Indigo by Beverly Jenkins is available online for anyone to enjoy!And here are a couple of Book Riot lists about romances with older main characters from Jess and our friend Annika.Books DiscussedAt Your Service by Sandra AntonelliIf You Love Something by Jayce EllisSomething About You by Reese RyanThe Wedding Bait by Adele Buck Autumn by Cole McCadeSecond Wind by Ceillie SimkissMrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney MilanSend us your favorite romances feature older (or even just “older”) couples, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).
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