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A hilarious podcast hosted by Kelly Reynolds (@realkellyrey) that asks novice romance readers to think outside the (dick in a) box. 📚❤️💋 New episodes every Friday! Find and follow us on social media @boobiespodcast and on www.boobiesandnoobies.com.

Boobies & Noobies: A Romance Review Podcast Boobies & Noobies

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A hilarious podcast hosted by Kelly Reynolds (@realkellyrey) that asks novice romance readers to think outside the (dick in a) box. 📚❤️💋 New episodes every Friday! Find and follow us on social media @boobiespodcast and on www.boobiesandnoobies.com.

    Fantasy Fiction Draft: Winter Edition

    Fantasy Fiction Draft: Winter Edition

    Summary: It's Super Bowl Sunday, and this football fan is here to celebrate with a Fantasy Fiction book draft. Join the romance reading (and writing) "team captains" as they draft their favorite books releasing between January 1st - March 31st, 2024. 💖

    Then, vote for your favorite "team" on the Boobies & Noobies Instagram.

    The Team Captains:
    Kelly Reynolds, Author & Host of Boobies & Noobies
    Satoria, Instagram and Tiktok
    Lena, Instagram and Tiktok
    Torry, Podcast host of Ready to be Petty and Ready to be Romanced

    An Indie-published romance book (00:17:45)
    Torry's pick: Face Off by Teagan Hunter
    Lena's pick: Girl Meets Grump by Hailey Gardiner
    Sat's pick: The Seventh Month Itch by Tanvier Peart
    Kelly's pick: The Wiener Across the Way by Amy Award

    A traditionally published romance book (00:25:35)
    Lena's pick: The Veiled Kingdom by Holly Renee (Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition)
    Sat's pick: Sex, Lies, and Sensibility by Nikki Payne
    Kelly's pick: This Could be Us by Kennedy Ryan
    Torry's pick: Bride by Ali Hazelwood

    An LGBTQIA+ romance book (indie or trad pub) (00:38:05)
    Sat's pick: Loving Safoa by Liza Wemakor
    Kelly's pick: My Fair Brady by Brian D. Kennedy
    Torry's pick: Most Ardently by Gabe Cole Novoa
    Lena's pick: Mortgage of Convenience by Dani McLean

    A romance book written by a new-to-you author (indie or trad pub) (00:46:15)
    Kelly's pick: A Duet of Darkness and Dreams by L.H. Blake
    Torry's pick: a href="https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/157981739" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Kristen Alicia

    Steamy Spotlight: Interview with Kristen Alicia

    Episode Summary: We're kicking off the eighth season of Boobies & Noobies with Kristen Alicia, whose debut romance, You've Been Served, is available now! Along with Kristen's new book, we also discuss the legacy of Legally Blonde, magic eight balls, and dismantling "milestone" expectations for women.

    Guest: Kristen Alicia, author of You've Been Served

    Book Summary: It’s the Magic 8 Ball’s fault. All of it. One teeny little question, and suddenly Simone Alexander is chucking her whole life out the window. So long, being a chef in California–it’s time for law school. In Michigan. Where there’s actual winter . And law school’s nothing like the romantic comedies said it was.

    Simone is tragically underprepared. Hell, she’s already behind before classes have even begun, and her hard-as-nails Contracts professor is giving her no mercy. Then there’s Silas Whitman, her tall and annoyingly cute neighbor. Off campus, Silas is incredible. Kissable, even . In class, he is one thousand percent the obnoxious kiss-ass.

    But Simone’s given up everything to be a lawyer. The competition is fierce and she has a hateful professor gunning for her to fail, but she’s not about to let little things like sleep, or love, stop her from kicking law school ass…

    Show Notes:
    - Welcome to Season 8 of the podcast!
    - Legally Blonde... in all its iterations
    - Bay Area babes unite!
    - Kristen's relationship with romance books (00:10:25)
    - First romance reads and airport bookstores
    - A quick synopsis for You've Been Served (00:16:24)
    - Women in high-powered careers... in romance and in real life
    - No shade to the Magic 8 ball
    - Writing Black joy without trauma (00:24:26)
    - If you can read about monsters, you can read about Black characters falling in love. Period.
    - What's up next for Kristen?

    Books & Other Media Mentioned:
    - Brandy's Cinderella
    - Legally Blonde: The Musical

    Links:
    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast, on TikTok @realkellyrey, and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    👉 Support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $1/month. 👈

    • 34 min
    Secret Heir for Christmas (Boobsmas #12)

    Secret Heir for Christmas (Boobsmas #12)

    The Novel: Secret Heir for Christmas

    The Author: LaQuette

    The Guest: Bree, co-host of The Categorically Romance Podcast

    The Synopsis:
    This holiday, will the man next door tempt him with a second chance?

    Actor Carter Jiménez lived a glamorous life until he lost his wife to the dark side of fame. Now he’ll protect his young daughter by avoiding celebrity at all costs. Then his seemingly understated neighbor, Stephan Devereaux-Smith, tempts his still-wounded heart. Is this Carter’s second chance at love?

    But Stephan isn’t an average man caring for a sick relative. He’s part of a billionaire family and the ritzy world Carter left behind. Torn between new love and old demons, can Carter trust Stephan with his family—and his heart?

    Show Notes:
    - The 12th (and final) Day of Boobsmas
    - A bit on the history of category romance, plus the upcoming Harlequin imprint, Afterglow, coming in 2024
    - Book Sale Finder - find the next library sale near you!
    - Introducing today's read - one of the final titles in the Harlequin Desire line (00:13:52)
    - If you've watched "Dynasty"...
    - Picture this... Monsters + Category
    - Romance books ahead of their time: Jennifer Crusie's backlist, early 2010s Harlequin Kiss that mentions abortion, etc.
    - A brief (but very dramatic) synopsis for Secret Heir for Christmas (00:24:17)
    - Celebrating the memories, rather than mourning
    - These are a few of my favorite things... and excerpts (00:41:32)
    - A few spicy sexcerpts
    - A few holiday category recs from Bree (00:50:20)
    Christmas in River's Edge by Nan Reinhardt
    Boston Christmas Miracles by Various Authors (Bree's medical romance series rec)
    - The 12th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin... you're going to want to listen to this one!

    Other News:
    December 1st marks the start of The 12 Days of Boobsmas. Tune in for new podcast episodes, new giveaways, and more holiday romance recommendations, all month long!

    Purchase MY holiday novellas, Meet Me in Los Feliz and Venice Actually now!!

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast, on TikTok @realkellyrey, and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    • 59 min
    The Christmas Veto (Boobsmas #11)

    The Christmas Veto (Boobsmas #11)

    The Novel: The Christmas Veto

    The Author: Keira Andrews

    The Guest: Simone

    The Synopsis:
    Can fake dating lead to true love?

    My name’s Connor Lisowski, and here’s what you need to know about me:

    I’ve had a massive crush on my best friend’s older brother since high school.

    Everyone thinks I’m straight.

    I have two dads but I’m afraid to come out.

    I’ve never even been kissed.

    And somehow, I’ve been roped into pretending to be Reid’s boyfriend for the holidays. Who’s Reid, you ask? Only the aforementioned best friend’s older brother who never looked at me twice.

    Until now.

    Show Notes:
    - The 11th Day of Boobsmas
    - Simone fangirls over me and my books
    - Introducing today's holiday romance (00:07:38)
    - We HEART fake dating
    - A little on German Christmas markets from a real German (00:10:22)
    - A synopsis for The Christmas Veto (00:18:20)
    - Catching up on the first two books in the series
    - Books about queer characters vs. coming out stories
    - "Ridiculously political. Ridiculously feminist."
    - A few steamy sexcerpts... that don't have sex in them (00:41:30)
    - Shoe-tying as a love language
    - Tit or Tat: a Holiday Game (00:50:19)
    - Kelly's major brain fart
    - The 10th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin

    Other News:
    December 1st marks the start of The 12 Days of Boobsmas. Tune in for new podcast episodes, new giveaways, and more holiday romance recommendations, all month long!

    Purchase MY holiday novellas, Meet Me in Los Feliz and Venice Actually now!!

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast, on TikTok @realkellyrey, and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    • 1 hr
    It's a Fabulous Life (Boobsmas #10)

    It's a Fabulous Life (Boobsmas #10)

    The Novel: It's a Fabulous Life

    The Author: Kelly Farmer

    The Guest: Jessica Buck, San Diego Public Library

    The Synopsis:
    After years of putting aside her dreams of travel and adventure, Bailey George is ready to leave Lanford Falls and her responsibilities behind on a long-awaited vacation to New York City. But when the volunteer who took over her leadership position for the town's Winter Wonderfest has a medical emergency, Bailey finds herself stuck in Lanford Falls. She gets roped into reassuming her old role, not wanting to let the town or her friends and family down.

    Staying home seems slightly less terrible when Bailey runs into her high school crush, Maria Hatcher. A kiss they shared years ago in the town's mistletoe grove was a life-defining moment for them both. Maria quickly offers to pitch in and help with Winter Wonderfest. Her sunny disposition and holiday cheer perk up Bailey's grinchy feelings about everything.

    However, one disaster after another snowball on the day of the festival. Bailey’s frustration boils over, and she ends up on the town's old wooden bridge. There, she meets fabulous drag queen Clara Angel. Bailey declares that she wishes she hadn’t been born in this Christmas-obsessed, suffocating small town. With a little of the magic Clara possesses, she shows Bailey how wrong she is about Lanford Falls and her place in it. And that with a little hope and some true holiday spirit, there is a way to attain all her dreams.

    Show Notes:
    - The 10th Day of Boobsmas
    - San Diego Public Library (SDPL) Matchbook - ask a librarian to "make you a match"
    - Check out Listener's Advisory Podcast's upcoming romance novel series
    - Romance is for everyone. Stop stigmatizing it.
    - Introducing today's Boobsmas read (00:12:40)
    - A not-so-brief synopsis for It's a Fabulous Life (00:14:54)
    - From the perspective of one "It's a Wonderful Life" fan and one who won't watch it
    - One heck of an acknowledgment (00:20:20)
    - Count the "It's a Wonderful Life" references
    - The fantasy of moving to a small town... vs. reality (00:28:49)
    - A smut-free holiday read
    - What's your drag queen name? (00:37:34)
    - Some fun behind-the-scenes factoids about "It's a Wonderful Life" (00:44:14)
    - Can women fall in love with men their age? Or younger?
    - The 10th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin

    Other News:
    December 1st marks the start of The 12 Days of Boobsmas. Tune in for new podcast episodes, new giveaways, and more holiday romance recommendations, all month long!

    Purchase MY holiday novellas, Meet Me in Los Feliz and Venice Actually now!!

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & a href="https://www.facebook.com/boobiespodcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 58 min
    The Santa Pageant (Boobsmas #9)

    The Santa Pageant (Boobsmas #9)

    The Novel: The Santa Pageant

    The Author: Lillian Barry

    The Guest: Amanda, from Talk About Swoon

    The Synopsis: Ten years ago, best friends Effie and Tove kissed in the bushes at Winter Ball…and then stood there like lemons, as if they weren’t crushing on each other so hard it hurt. In the confusion, their friendship fizzled, and Tove walked into the sunset with some guy who had nice hair.

    Now a cocksure twenty-five-year-old with secretly appalling self-esteem, Effie enters the Santa of the Year Pageant to prove to her unsupportive family that Santa could, in fact, be a lesbian. Enter Tove, the grumpiest Santa in the grotto, back on the island after a harrowing break-up with Nice Hair Guy and using the Pageant to reconnect with the world.

    As the Pageant eliminates Santa after Santa, Effie and Tove clash over their past: the kiss that drove them apart, and the fears the last ten years have etched into their worldviews. Effie must let go of others’ opinions and learn to love herself, and Tove must move forward despite there being no guarantee they won’t be hurt again… Or they risk losing each other a second time.

    Show Notes:
    - The 9th Day of Boobsmas
    - Amanda's Santa Romance Recs are FIRE
    - What's your Christmas Aesthetic?
    - A few words on nutcrackers...
    - Introducing today's Boobsmas pick (00:11:41)
    - A synopsis for The Santa Pageant plus a LOT of Britishisms (00:12:58)
    - Sunshine characters that aren't really sunshine-y
    - Holiday romance that takes place in other countries and climates
    - Identifying your needs (00:25:30)
    - A few steamy sexcerpts... that are worth the LONG wait (00:30:57)
    - Some surprising heat
    - Santa Trivia! (00:37:24)
    - The 9th Day of Boobsmas jingle courtesy of Cooper Baldwin

    Other News:
    December 1st marks the start of The 12 Days of Boobsmas. Tune in for new podcast episodes, new giveaways, and more holiday romance recommendations, all month long!

    Purchase MY holiday novellas, Meet Me in Los Feliz and Venice Actually now!!

    Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast, on TikTok @realkellyrey, and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.

    • 49 min

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88 Ratings

88 Ratings

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Adore this steamy pod

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Love this!!

Kelly is so great to listen to. Very upbeat, down to earth and funny. I love the guest inclusions and the stories they bring as well. Happy endings can’t be beat!!

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Wonderfully Hilarious Content

Kelly has the best sense of humor pared with a no nonsense sex positivity. Kelly and all her guests provide great prospective and affection for the books we love!

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