244 episodes

Best friends and romance lovers, Erin and Melody, recap romance novels from a comedic, open-hearted feminist, sex-positive perspective! Giggling, tangents, and sincere joy abound! We take ourselves VERY seriously.

Heaving Bosoms: A Romance Novel Podcast Erin and Melody

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    • 4.9, 628 Ratings

Best friends and romance lovers, Erin and Melody, recap romance novels from a comedic, open-hearted feminist, sex-positive perspective! Giggling, tangents, and sincere joy abound! We take ourselves VERY seriously.

    Ep. 145 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 1)

    Ep. 145 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 1)

    Hey HBs! We're here with Melody's new obsession STRANGE LOVE by Ann Aguirre! An alien romance with a talking dog! Effortless inclusivity! A pairing competition that's as if Gladiator had a baby with Love Island! Consent boners abound! Please, please take this 2 part breakdown as the gift it is and read this book!! 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ask-A-Badass HB 23: Lauren Connolly!

    Ask-A-Badass HB 23: Lauren Connolly!

    In this episode of Ask-A-Badass HB, Lauren and Nat have the longest (maybe?) lightning round to date. They talk about altitude baking changes, why it's important to diversify your media, what the sexiest belly button condiment is, and why writing is hard to have as your full time job!

    Make sure to check out Lauren's books! And she does the Tik Tok! She rules! She gave justice to Fenella! #justiceforfenella 

    • 37 min
    Ep. 144 - Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin (Rerelease)

    Ep. 144 - Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin (Rerelease)

    This week we read Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin and it was an amazing, wild ride. Aliens have landed and sworn their protection from THE HIVE but, in return, they need soldiers for the front lines and they want brides for their soldiers. Enter Amanda Bryant, a seasoned spy who enters the Interstellar Bride Program to collect intel, while not getting distracted by her two new, hot mates. That's right: TWO MATES!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. 143 - The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (PART 2)

    Ep. 143 - The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (PART 2)

    Hey HBs! We're here with part two of The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe! It's got an incredible emotional arc AND the best ending for the characters! Plus, you know, hot hot sex that Melody needs to talk about in detail. 

    Bonus Content: 

    McFlurry Mulligans, McFlurry Stories, toddler parenting, Erin tries to gloss over a sex scene and Melody stops her RIGHT THERE, and so much more! 

    And check out Encyclopedia Womannica in your podcast app!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 142 - The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (PART 1)

    Ep. 142 - The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (PART 1)

    Hey HBs! Erin and Melody are here recapping The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe! It features feminist icon Florence "F**k Yeah" Greene (thanks, JenReadsRomance), the most inconveniently huge and beautifully scarred hero Clayton Madden, and as many gamblings as England Times New York can offer! But really, uptown-debutante-comes-to-dark-souled-king-of-a-criminal-empire-to-ask-for-mentoring-about-running-an-illegal-casino is one of the best premises we've ever read. And SO HOT!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 141 - Barbarian's Choice by Ruby Dixon with Melody and Dani

    Ep. 141 - Barbarian's Choice by Ruby Dixon with Melody and Dani

    Hey HBs! We've got Barbarian's Choice here for you from The Ice Planet Podcast! Melody and Dani recap the all-alien book in which we get to see Farli, whom we've known since she was a teen, get her HEA!! We learn a ton about Sa-khui anatomy, more about the big wide universe, body modification (AKA dick piercing!), and so much more! 

    Make sure to check out the rest of the Ice Planet Podcast and Dani's main project, Black Chick Lit!

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
628 Ratings

628 Ratings

Little_Lisy ,

It’s A Good Time

If you want to feel like you are having a girls night out, where you are laughing and hooting about everything and nothing, this is the podcast. So expect a lot of giggles and fun comparisons! 😄

Batistab ,

So much fun!

I have always loved romance books. Life is seldom HEA, so shouldn’t our fantasy escape world be HEA? With that being said, I have always been made ashamed of my preference of escapism. Thank you so much for being unapologetically unashamed of your loves and accepting of everyone else’s. I am avidly going through the whole catalogue of past episodes and have not found one where I have not laughed out loud and felt better for listening! Thank you for doing what you do!!!

juliapm612 ,

Joy, fun, happy

I started listening to this podcast a year(??) ago and it ranks in one of the best top 10 decisions I’ve made in my life. The banter is delicious and there’s nothing like hearing two friends cackle over a good (Or bad) romance to brighten your day.

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