114 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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    • 4.9 • 141 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

    Our Favorite Sex Scenes | Minisode 16

    Our Favorite Sex Scenes | Minisode 16

    • 51 min
    Love Bites by Cynthia St. Aubin | Episode 95

    Love Bites by Cynthia St. Aubin | Episode 95

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward | Episode 94

    Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward | Episode 94

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Heart of Fire by Bec McMaster | Episode 93

    Heart of Fire by Bec McMaster | Episode 93

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon | Episode 92

    Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon | Episode 92

    • 52 min
    In Bed With a Stranger by Mary Wine | Episode 91

    In Bed With a Stranger by Mary Wine | Episode 91

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

AllisonJHuffman1980 ,

MFT says enjoy

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. After a stressful day of helping within the realities and complexities of relationships, I enjoy listening to this podcast. The promise of happily ever after is comforting... dare I say, therapeutic. Believe in love. Invest in day dreaming.

JennBenn1031 ,

Smart girls and HEAs

Love listening and comparing favorite book boyfriends & tropes! Penny Reid and the whole Smartypants Romance collective brought me back to reading romance after years of taking myself way too seriously. Gotta say - if you haven’t yet read Staci Hart you need to get on that. She’s grown up rom-com with a healthy dose of tattoos, literary references, and tons of series/character crossovers. LOTS of book boyfriends and HEAs.

Sher21278 ,

Love it!

I’ve only listened to a few but I love it!! You have to read Kristen Ashley!!

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