125 episodes

Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss new romance novels every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.

Learning The Tropes: A Podcast for Romance Novel Veterans and Virgins Erin Leafe and Clayton Gumbert

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss new romance novels every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.

    Virgin River Season 2 (Episodes 6-10) Review

    Virgin River Season 2 (Episodes 6-10) Review

    WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!
     
    Virgin River fanatics Erin, Clayton and Producer Patty are back to wrap up the back half of Season 2 and talk about Jack's teddy bear induced meltdown, the logistics of twin infants living in a house by themselves and Lizzie and Ricky's tepid CW grade love story.
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Virgin River Season 2 (Episodes 1-5) Review

    Virgin River Season 2 (Episodes 1-5) Review

    WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!
     
    Virgin River is back, baybee! VR superfans Erin, Clayton and Producer Patty break down the first five episodes of Season 2 and talk about the entire town gaslighting Charmaine, Hope's teen boy energy and is Preacher serving human flesh at Jack's Bar?!? Plus, predictions for episodes 6-10! All this and much, much more!
     
    Join us tomorrow for our review of Episodes 6 - 10!
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Re-Release: Virgin River Season 1 Review + Listener Questions

    Re-Release: Virgin River Season 1 Review + Listener Questions

    WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!
     
    In honor of Season 2 of Virgin River on Netflix, we are re-releasing our Season 1 Review Episode! In this very special, tipsy edition of LTT we talk about Mel vs. Charmaine, how much Brady sucks and Jack's hair... his luscious, luscious hair.
    Plus, Listener Questions! 
     
    Keep your eye on this feed for our Season 2 (Episodes 1-5) Review dropping TODAY and our Season 2 (Episodes 6-10) Review dropping FRIDAY!
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    It's In His Kiss (Bridgertons Book 7) by Julia Quinn, Episode 91

    It's In His Kiss (Bridgertons Book 7) by Julia Quinn, Episode 91

    This week we read It's In His Kiss by Julia Quinn and talked about fancy hunts, historical heroines in men's clothing and which Bridgerton girls are ACTUALLY quiet and unusual.
     
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    It's In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
     
     
    Courting Trouble by Kerrigan Byrne 
     
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    Run (Hulu) 
     
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    • 49 min
    When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons Book 6) by Julia Quinn, Episode 90

    When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons Book 6) by Julia Quinn, Episode 90

    This week we read When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn and talked about pining heroes, inaccurate Goodreads lists and stepping for brother.
     
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    When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
     
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    Bat For Lashes - Lost Girls (Bandcamp)
     
     
    Double Love (Sweet Valley High Podcast)
     
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    • 51 min
    To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5) by Julia Quinn (w/Sarah MacLean), Episode 89

    To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5) by Julia Quinn (w/Sarah MacLean), Episode 89

    This week we're joined by romance writer, co-host of the podcast Fated Mates and friend of the show, Sarah MacLean to talk about To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn! We talked all things Julia, why this book is so impressive from a writing standpoint and what it takes for Clayton to receive guests.
     
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    EVOLVED Nut Butter Cups
     
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    The Crown (Season 4) (Netflix)
     
    Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
     
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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Fleet Street ,

Old Friends

I love this podcast. Erin and Clayton sound like two close friends of mine sitting down and having a book club chat. I will be washing dishes or cleaning my room and chatting along as if I was in the same room with them. I always look forward to their opinions and insights on each book. Thank you for brightening my week :)

Melidomi ,

Fiery loins

As a lifetime romance reader, this podcast is fun! It's been a lovely distraction during this pandemic madness.

dandy lyons ,

Wonderful!

I recently discovered this podcast and quickly made my way through the episodes featuring books I’ve already read. The hosts’ discussions are thoughtful, entertaining and funny. It’s also refreshing to hear a male point of view of the romance genre. I can’t wait to go back and catch up on the rest of the episodes!

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