181 episodes

Niece and aunt duo, Jessen Judice and (author) Juliette Cross, bond over their shared love of romance novels, and want to include fellow romance enthusiasts in on the conversation. We started this podcast as a big middle finger to the stigma associated with reading and loving romance novels. We love to fangirl about our favorite books, authors, and characters and are challenging people to think of romance novels as more than just "mommy porn" - though there's nothing wrong with a copious amount of sexy times. Bring that *ish on!This one goes out to all the fangirls! Life's better with a little HEA.
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Smart Women Read Romance Jessen & Juliette

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    • 4.8 • 224 Ratings

Niece and aunt duo, Jessen Judice and (author) Juliette Cross, bond over their shared love of romance novels, and want to include fellow romance enthusiasts in on the conversation. We started this podcast as a big middle finger to the stigma associated with reading and loving romance novels. We love to fangirl about our favorite books, authors, and characters and are challenging people to think of romance novels as more than just "mommy porn" - though there's nothing wrong with a copious amount of sexy times. Bring that *ish on!This one goes out to all the fangirls! Life's better with a little HEA.
Links:Apple PodcastGoogle PodcastClosed Facebook GroupTwitterInstagramPatreon

    Bridgerton Season 2 Review | Minisode 21

    Bridgerton Season 2 Review | Minisode 21

    WHERE TO FIND US:
    ► Email:  swreadromance@gmail.com 
    ► Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom
    ► Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/swreadrom
    ► Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/swreadrom
    ► Twitter:  https://twitter.com/swreadrom
    ► FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/swreadrom.theswoonzone/
    ► Juliette’s Books: https://www.juliettecross.com/   
    ► Podcast:  http://www.buzzsprout.com/230454


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score | Episode 156

    Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score | Episode 156

    WHERE TO FIND US:
    ► Email:  swreadromance@gmail.com 
    ► Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom
    ► Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/swreadrom
    ► Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/swreadrom
    ► Twitter:  https://twitter.com/swreadrom
    ► FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/swreadrom.theswoonzone/
    ► Juliette’s Books: https://www.juliettecross.com/   
    ► Podcast:  http://www.buzzsprout.com/230454


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Tyrant Alpha's Rejected Mate by Cate C. Wells | Episode 155

    The Tyrant Alpha's Rejected Mate by Cate C. Wells | Episode 155

    Fated mates but make him grovel!

    WHERE TO FIND US:
    ► Email:  swreadromance@gmail.com 
    ► Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom
    ► Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/swreadrom
    ► Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/swreadrom
    ► Twitter:  https://twitter.com/swreadrom
    ► FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/swreadrom.theswoonzone/
    ► Juliette’s Books: https://www.juliettecross.com/   
    ► Podcast:  http://www.buzzsprout.com/230454



    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh | Episode 154

    Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh | Episode 154

    WHERE TO FIND US:
    ► Email:  swreadromance@gmail.com 
    ► Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom
    ► Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/swreadrom
    ► Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/swreadrom
    ► Twitter:  https://twitter.com/swreadrom
    ► FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/swreadrom.theswoonzone/
    ► Juliette’s Books: https://www.juliettecross.com/   
    ► Discord: https://discord.gg/ptJr3yvFhW
    ► Podcast:  http://www.buzzsprout.com/230454
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Western Waves by Brittainy Cherry | Episode 153

    Western Waves by Brittainy Cherry | Episode 153

    A grumpy-sunshine, marriage-of-convenience romance!

    WHERE TO FIND US:
    ► Email:  swreadromance@gmail.com 
    ► Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom
    ► Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/swreadrom
    ► Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/swreadrom
    ► Twitter:  https://twitter.com/swreadrom
    ► FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/swreadrom.theswoonzone/
    ► Juliette’s Books: https://www.juliettecross.com/   
    ► Discord: https://discord.gg/ptJr3yvFhW
    ► Podcast:  http://www.buzzsprout.com/230454


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Sink or Swim by Maz Maddox | Episode 152

    Sink or Swim by Maz Maddox | Episode 152

    Dinosaur shifters, oh my!

    Who would have thought that dinosaur shifter would be up there on my list of favorite paranormal creatures?! But Maz Maddox made it happen!

    Baha is such a lovable grump and Jackson is all smooth, southern charm. Put that together with a fake dating ploy to thwart fossil-stealing bad guys? Perfect! A high-stakes, laugh-out-loud MM romance that will have you falling in love with dino shifters, too.


    WHERE TO FIND US:
    ► Email:  swreadromance@gmail.com 
    ► Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom
    ► Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/swreadrom
    ► Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/swreadrom
    ► Twitter:  https://twitter.com/swreadrom
    ► FB Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/swreadrom.theswoonzone/
    ► Juliette’s Books: https://www.juliettecross.com/   
    ► Discord: https://discord.gg/ptJr3yvFhW
    ► Podcast:  http://www.buzzsprout.com/230454



    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/swreadrom)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

Babymama1990 ,

Favorite podcast ever

As an avid romance reader I truly appreciate Jessen and Juliet’s reviews and recommendations. Y’all have led me to so many authors and stories and I’m so grateful. I truly enjoy listening after I read a book you review. It’s like reading with friends.

precious0321 ,

A Scoundrel Of Her Own 👍🏽

Finally listened to the ‘A Scoundrel Of Her Own’ episode (since I finished the book yesterday 🙌🏽 Love hearing y’all talk about books! ♥️

hollywood401 ,

Such a great find!

I came across your podcast while searching for romance podcasts and I’m hooked!! Y’all are funny knowledgeable and just enjoyable to listen to!!!

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