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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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    • 4.8 ‱ 372 Ratings

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

    Devil’s Daughter (The Ravenels Book #5) by Lisa Kleypas

    Devil’s Daughter (The Ravenels Book #5) by Lisa Kleypas

    This week we read Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels Book #5) by Lisa Kleypas!

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    • 46 min
    Our Next Book Is...

    Our Next Book Is...

    Listen to find out what we're reading next!

     

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    • 34 sec
    Heartbreaker by Sarah MacLean, Episode 131

    Heartbreaker by Sarah MacLean, Episode 131

    This week we read Heartbreaker by Sarah MacLean!

     

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    • 46 min
    Virgin River Season 4 (Episodes 4 - 6) Review

    Virgin River Season 4 (Episodes 4 - 6) Review

    WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!

     

    It's finally happening! We're tackling Season 4 of Virgin River!

     

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    • 40 min
    Minisode #27 - ”Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

    Minisode #27 - ”Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

    On this week's minisode, we clear up a controversy and announce our next book!

     

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    • 7 min
    Virgin River Season 4 (Episodes 1 - 3) Review

    Virgin River Season 4 (Episodes 1 - 3) Review

    WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!

     

    It's finally happening! We're tackling Season 4 of Virgin River!

     

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

arschmid ,

So good.

This podcast is consistently excellent. Clayton and Erin are like the best friends you wish you had to share your Lisa Kleypas obsession with. I enjoy listening so much that I’ve found myself reading books that I wouldn’t have otherwise read, just so that I can process them along with the podcast. Thanks for extending my one-click author list!!

AnnaK346 ,

Great POD

Genius! Absolutely brilliant! Bringing in the male perspective takes this podcast straight to the TOP! Lisa Kleypas brought me here and here I am to stay. Clayton and Erin
 Great chemistry! Thank you for a great listen.

Zens7s ,

Delightful Romp Through the Land of RomFic

I’m a Clayton, standing in front of an Erin, asking her to explain the tropes to me – or at least that’s how it feels with this lovely and hilarious podcast.

I stopped reading romance in college (now in my 40s) because of snobs and The Patriarchy. My New Years Resolution was to fix past wrongs by reading 5 romances this year. I’m 131 over that now, and sleep deprived, but I refuse to apologize.

I binged books because of this podcast and who led me here, the gals of Fated Mates. Learning the Tropes is a perfect 101 course to get me back into the thick of it, while also snort laughing and nodding along in agreement. Beyond the content for virgins and the veterans that love them, there are excellent book recs, interviews, and chat about the way romance fits into the world we live in (and often want to escape from.) Give this pod a go if that sounds like your jam!

For the record:
GOAT: Derek Craven
Cam > St. Vincent all day, every day, stop me mid-swoon

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