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Make Out Already recaps contemporary romance novels, rom coms and anything with an HEA, and we take romance VERY seriously. We’ll tell you what we LOVE, air our grievances, tell you our fan casts and much more.

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Make Out Already recaps contemporary romance novels, rom coms and anything with an HEA, and we take romance VERY seriously. We’ll tell you what we LOVE, air our grievances, tell you our fan casts and much more.

    Tis the Damn Season for a Love Trapezoid: "Kiss Her Once for Me" by Alison Cochrun

    Tis the Damn Season for a Love Trapezoid: "Kiss Her Once for Me" by Alison Cochrun

    Hi Smooches! Today we’re recapping “Kiss Her Once for Me” by Alison Cochrun. This book is a sapphic Christmas second chance romance with a fake engagement to the love interest’s brother. It sounds complicated, and it is. It’s the perfect holiday read for you if you loved the movie “Dan In Real Life,” if you wanted Kristen Stewart and Aubrey Plaza to end up together during “Happiest Season,” and if Evermore is your favorite Taylor Swift album. Spoilers ahead.
    Where to find us
    Website: www.makeoutalreadypod.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/makeout_already
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makeoutalreadypod
    Merch: https://make-out-already.creator-spring.com
    Liz’s author socials: https://twitter.com/ellediazromance
    https://www.instagram.com/ellediazromance
    Preorder “How That Makes You Feel” by Elle Diaz https://amzn.to/3PVc5UQ
    Stuff we mentioned
    Threads of Fate oracle deck, Lumen edition https://www.threadsoffate.com/collections/decks/products/lumen-oracle
    Ginger molasses cookies https://crispandcrumble.com/ginger-molasses-cookies/
    Kami Orange boundary resources https://kamiorange.com/courses
    Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents http://www.drlindsaygibson.com/books.html
    Dan In Real Life trailer https://youtu.be/VMGdYESACWc

    • 48 min
    Thrown Off a Cliff by Santa: "Falling for Christmas" Recap with Courtney Clark Michaels

    Thrown Off a Cliff by Santa: "Falling for Christmas" Recap with Courtney Clark Michaels

    Hi Smooches! On this episode, we welcome back author Courtney Clark Michaels to recap Lindsay Lohan’s triumphant return in “Falling for Christmas.” It checks all the Netflix Christmas cinematic universe boxes, with an amnesia plot and a rugged outdoorsman love interest thrown in (and we’re actually not talking about the guy Lindsay’s character falls for). Courtney’s next book “Game Changer” is out December 18 and available for preorder. Now, spoilers ahead.

    Where to find us

    Website: www.makeoutalreadypod.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/makeout_already

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makeoutalreadypod

    Merch: https://make-out-already.creator-spring.com

    Liz’s author socials: https://twitter.com/ellediazromance

    https://www.instagram.com/ellediazromance

    Preorder “How That Makes You Feel” by Elle Diaz https://amzn.to/3PVc5UQ

    Courtney’s books

    Game Changer https://amzn.to/3u6AI7R

    Pregnant by the Prince https://amzn.to/3VhK1Oa

    Pacific Passions Books 1-3 https://amzn.to/3gKzyvC

    Valentines In the Vines by Courtney Clark Michaels, Stephanie Ruth and Esme Brett https://amzn.to/3gLlOkq

    • 1 hr 26 min
    2022 Holiday Gift Guide!

    2022 Holiday Gift Guide!

    Hi Smooches! We’re doing our part for capitalism by giving you the best bookish, romance-inspired and Smooch-tailored gift guide we could come up with for the holidays. There are romance novels. There’s a cookbook. There’s tech. There’s tarot. There are craft projects. There is money flying out of your wallet and buying the love and devotion of the people around you! Let’s get into it! 
    (For some of the book recs, we’ve included the title and author but not a link. Anchor gets mad when we post too many links) 
    Meg’s recs 
    Korean American cookbook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/korean-american-eric-kim/1140163742 
    Smut Peddlers Presents https://www.therippedbodicela.com/book/9781638991137 
    Lore Olympus 
    The Prince and the Dressmaker https://www.therippedbodicela.com/book/9781626723634 
    Book nooks https://bookriot.com/build-or-buy-these-book-nooks/ and https://www.etsy.com/jp/shop/MiniaturePopUpBook?page=1#items 
    Painted edge books https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShellBeeBooks?ref=shop_sugg 
    Mocktail recipe: 1 part Tazo skinny chai concentrate. 1 part cranberry sparkling water. Cranberry syrup to taste. 
    For aesthetic book friends 
    Book by Commodity perfume (Liz has the Expressive version) https://www.sephora.com/product/book-expressive-P395008?skuId=2616217 
    Embosser www.etsy.com/listing/1181475489 
    Blood splatter bookmark www.etsy.com/listing/912365678 
    www.etsy.com/listing/1180888534 
    For your writer friend 
    Scrivener www.literatureandlatte.com 
    Steel Series Apex 3 gaming keyboard or other cool keyboard https://www.target.com/p/steelseries-apex-3-tkl-wired-gaming-keyboard-for-pc/-/A-86543010 
    (Note that mine looks like the second photo, not the first, and doesn’t have a wrist rest) 
    Scribbles That Matter dot grid notebook https://scribblesthatmatter.com/
    Beats Studio3 headphones https://store.apple.com/xc/product/MX422LL/A 
    Passion Planner https://passionplanner.com/collections/2023-weekly-planners 
    Giant water bottle with time stamps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JDWFXF2/ref=twister_B09NMMCJHG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 
    Books for your friend interested in historicals
    Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas 
    A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera 
    Bombshell by Sarah Maclean 
    The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham 
    Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins 
    For your political friend (or a Stucky shipper) 
    Sierra Simone’s New Camelot trilogy starting by American Queen 
    For your friend who has a soft spot for Twilight 
    King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair 
    For your cynical friend 
    The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren 
    For your teenage niece 
    Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks 
    Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper @professor_crunk on Instagram 
    When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri 
    Misc. 
    The Wakanda Files 
    Golden Thread tarot from Labyrinthos 
    Weiser Tarot 
    Magickal Tarot deck by Robyn Valentine 
    Tarot No Questions Asked by Theresa Reed 
    Dopamine jar https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRQtsMHY/ 
    Sexy advent calendar 
    Cult of the Lamb 
    Dagne Dover neoprene bag https://www.dagnedover.com/collections/neoprene

    • 50 min
    Vex and the City: "You've Got Mail" Recap

    Vex and the City: "You've Got Mail" Recap

    Hi Smooches! I am so nervous to upload this episode, because I’m afraid that I hate something a lot of you love. Meg and I recap the classic romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail,” and it made me mad. If you love this movie, please, forgive us. We still love YOU!
    Where to find us
    Website: www.makeoutalreadypod.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/makeout_already
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makeoutalreadypod
    Merch: https://make-out-already.creator-spring.com
    Liz’s author socials: https://twitter.com/ellediazromance
    https://www.instagram.com/ellediazromance
    Preorder “How That Makes You Feel” by Elle Diaz https://amzn.to/3PVc5UQ
    Stuff we mentioned
    Articles Meg found about the movie and how it held up
    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/12/the-major-flaw-of-youve-got-mail-is-joe-f-o-x/578929/
    https://bookriot.com/breaking-up-with-youve-got-mail/
    https://www.theonion.com/fox-books-files-for-bankruptcy-1819575288

    • 47 min
    AITA for Wanting My Cousin's BF Who Was Mine First? "Rosaline" Recap

    AITA for Wanting My Cousin's BF Who Was Mine First? "Rosaline" Recap

    Hi Smooches! We’re getting the other side of the story in that whole Romeo and Juliet drama. We’re recapping the Hulu original “Rosaline.” Shakespeare was definitely a messy bitch, and we think he’d approve of this classic/modern mash-up. Spoilers ahead.

    Where to find us

    Website: www.makeoutalreadypod.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/makeout_already

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makeoutalreadypod

    Merch: https://make-out-already.creator-spring.com

    Liz’s author socials: https://twitter.com/ellediazromance

    https://www.instagram.com/ellediazromance

    Preorder “How That Makes You Feel” by Elle Diaz https://amzn.to/3PVc5UQ

    Stuff we mentioned

    Conde and Mary “Reign” edit for more Sean Teale hotness: https://youtu.be/ppaXfKU6FPw

    Molly talks about about a Tinder date ending in a sewer (skip to 28 minutes in): https://open.spotify.com/episode/7uceUMcBWhL7PtfuPyFJib?si=QWCXgaVTRR21PtKxXh9ZSw

    When You Were Mine https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12022765-when-you-were-mine

    Circe https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35959740-circe

    Lola Carlyle’s 12 Step Romance https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/23014828

    Falling Under https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2645603-falling-under

    Wide Sargasso Sea https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25622780-wide-sargasso-sea

    Amor Actually https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59342731-amor-actually?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Yke5j7ymNo&rank=1

    Gifting Me to His Best Friend https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53408227-gifting-me-to-his-best-friend?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=GS7jnd67Pi&rank=1

    All They Want for Christmas https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55683106-all-they-want-for-christmas?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=8dfMisNXpj&rank=2

    • 40 min
    Let's Play A Love Game: "Arcade Spirits," Visual Novels and Dating Sims with Katie

    Let's Play A Love Game: "Arcade Spirits," Visual Novels and Dating Sims with Katie

    Hi Smooches! Today we have a special guest, Katie, who recommended the game Arcade Spirits to us, about the visual novel and other romance-themed games. If you played The Sims just to get them to “woo-hoo!” your wallet might feel lighter after this episode. We talk console games, freemium phone games, and choose-your-own-adventure books. And Meg gives us a quiz to find a paranormal paramour. 

    Where to find us 

    Website: www.makeoutalreadypod.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeoutalreadypod/?hl=en 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/makeout_already 

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@makeoutalreadypod 

    Merch: https://make-out-already.creator-spring.com 

    Liz’s author socials: 

    https://twitter.com/ellediazromance 

    https://www.instagram.com/ellediazromance 

    Preorder “How That Makes You Feel” by Elle Diaz https://amzn.to/3PVc5UQ 

    All the games Katie mentioned (and links to their official websites) 

    Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers (sequel) http://www.arcadespirits.com/newchallengers/

    Katawa Shoujo https://www.katawa-shoujo.com/

    Dream Daddy https://www.gamegrumps.com/dreamdaddy/

    Coffee Talk https://www.togeproductions.com/project/coffee-talk/

    Florence https://annapurnainteractive.com/games/florence

    Life Is Strange (entire series) https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com/en-us/

    NeoCab https://neocabgame.com/

    To be played/on deck: Vampire the Masquerade: Coteries… and Shadows of New York https://www.worldofdarkness.com/products/video-games; When the Past Was Around https://www.togeproductions.com/project/when-the-past-was-around/; Clannad https://store.steampowered.com/app/324160/CLANNAD/

    Game centered on two characters' romance that Katie mentioned later that “may very well make you bawl your eyes out (I binge-played it with my partner on a snow day and OOF)”: To the Moon 

    Games Liz Mentioned 

    Lovelink https://www.lovelinkgame.com/

    Episode https://www.episodeinteractive.com/

    Excellent Episode stories by user Piccalilly: Reign, Counting Sheep, Competitive Edge, Think Twice

    Switchcraft https://www.wooga.com/games/switchcraft

    Books Mentioned

    Fertile In My Ex-Boyfriend’s Dungeon by Amanda Clover https://amzn.to/3DQu2R3

    Pretty Little Mistakes by Heather McElhatton https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pretty-little-mistakes-heather-mcelhatton/1128004534

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

helldiver23 ,

Book lover and lover book fun!

I recently discovered this podcast, and even though I'm not versed in the smoochy genre, I laughed out loud so much! Liz and Meg are the sort of smart inclusive hilarious kickass ladies that make you want to be in a book club but only if they're in it. Much enjoyed!

Faye_09 ,

Smart, Funny, Engaging Podcast for Romance Readers

A MUST LISTEN for all Romance readers and anyone who enjoys contemporary topics and witty banter. Meg and Liz are hilarious and truly make you feel like you’re on the couch with them. I grew up sneaking my aunt’s Romance novels off the shelves and devouring the steamy scenes once everyone had gone to bed. Make Out Already makes me feel like I’ve finally found people who get it and who also have great recommendations for every genre.

yeah.... no ,

Love this sm

Alright, I recently read red white and royal blue and wanted to see people like- idk go over it? And OH MY GOD I FELL SO DEEP DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE OF THIS PODCAST. I love it so much and I may or may not have listened to every episode over the course of a week... but I love it and I’m so glad I found it

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