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When In Romance is a biweekly show dedicated to romance novel news, gushing, and book recommendations!

When In Romance Book Riot

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    • 4.6 • 122 Ratings

When In Romance is a biweekly show dedicated to romance novel news, gushing, and book recommendations!

    Needing the Beach to Cool Down

    Needing the Beach to Cool Down

    Jess and Trisha belatedly share listener emails and talk (again) about what makes a romance a romance. Plus! Romances to get you ready for the summer.
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    Looking for a thoughtful Mother's Day gift? Go beyond the tried and true flowers and chocolate and give the gift of reading with Tailored Book Recommendations! Our bibliologists are standing by to help your mom find her next favorite read, delivered right to her inbox or doorstep. And with gifts starting at just $18, there’s something for any budget! Head to mytbr.co/gift to send the gift of reading to the book nerd in your life!
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    News
    WIR Book Club is back! Read Consort of Fire by Kit Rocha with us and send us your thoughts for our June 24 show. 
    And our next film adaptation discussion is The Idea of You. Our conversation will be mostly focused on the film, but you can also check out the book, also called The Idea of You, by Robinne Lee. (Yes, we know about the book HEA questions - we want to talk about them!)
    Plus, many thanks to Michelle, who suggested that Calibre could help to address our book cover and re-purchasing book situations (and Trisha's are many).

    Books Discussed
    That Summer Feeling by Bridget Morrissey
    Along for the Ride by Mimi Grace
    The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo
    The Language of Seabirds by Will Taylor
    The Prospects by KT Hoffman
    The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
    Compromised into a Scandalous Marriage by Lydia San Andres
    Out of Office by AH Cunningham
    The Matchmaker Bay series (starting with Mermaid Inn) by Jenny Holiday
    Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).
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    • 57 min
    Come for the Puns

    Come for the Puns

    Jess and Trisha talk about author identities and pen names, bookish events gone wrong, and road trip romances.
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    Looking to elevate your reading life? Tailored Book Recommendations is here to help with handpicked recommendations. Tell the Bibliologists at Tailored Book Recommendations about what you love and what you don't. You can get your recommendations via email or receive hardcovers or paperbacks in the mail. And with quarterly or annual plans available, TBR has something for every budget. Plans start at just $18! Subscribe today.
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    News
    Check out this first person account of Readers Take Denver 2024 by Jessica Mack at Latest Book Crush.

    Books Discussed
    You Should Be So Lucky by Cat Sebastian
    Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma
    In Which Margo Halifax Earns Her Shocking Reputation by Alexandra Vasti
    A Shore Thing by Joanna Lowell (June 18)
    Signal Boost by Alyssa Cole
    Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne
    Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Consent to Tell Me the Story

    Consent to Tell Me the Story

    Trisha is joined by special guest Vanessa Diaz, Managing Editor for Book Riot, and they talk about reading habits, books they love, and why third person present narration is so weird.
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    To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!
    Looking to elevate your reading life? Tailored Book Recommendations is here to help with handpicked recommendations. Tell the Bibliologists at Tailored Book Recommendations about what you love and what you don't. You can get your recommendations via email or receive hardcovers or paperbacks in the mail. And with quarterly or annual plans available, TBR has something for every budget. Plans start at just $18! Subscribe today.
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    Books Discussed
    The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo
    Aphrodite and the Duke by J.J. McAvoy
    The Kiss Countdown by Etta Easton
    The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
    Boyfriend Material and 10 Things That Never Happened by Alexis Hall
    The Switch and The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
    The Sitcom Star and The Reluctant Heartthrob by Jackie Lau
    The Primas of Power series, including A Lot Like Adiós, You Had Me at Hola, and Along Came Amor by Alexis Daria
    Vanessa also mentioned Alyssa Cole - there’s no wrong place to start with Alyssa Cole, but if you’re looking for ideas, check out Let It Shine and/or A Princess in Theory!
    Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com), and Vanessa is on the socials @BuenosDiazSD.
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    • 47 min
    Low Stakes Bookish Pet Peeves

    Low Stakes Bookish Pet Peeves

    Jess and Trisha cover a few potpourri topics and updates before talking about romances that are worth the hype.
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    Want to make your book club the best club? Sign up for our In the Club newsletter. In the Club will deliver recommendations for the best books to discuss in your book clubs. From buzzy new releases to brilliant throwbacks, the books highlighted in this newsletter will drive your book club discussions. We’ll also share some book club-friendly recipes and interesting bookish updates from all over. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features. In other words, we’ll keep you well-met, well-read, and well-fed. Sign up today!
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    News
    Check out the Lammy award nominees and let us know which books you liked and which books are missing. 
    As recommended by Jess, a fantastic conversation with some of our faves.

    Books Discussed
    This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan
    The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    Bride by Ali Hazelwood
    The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
    Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan
    You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Amezi
    Pucking Around by Emily Rath
    Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
    Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Be the Jack Rourke of Your Book World

    Be the Jack Rourke of Your Book World

    Jess and Trisha talk about the impact of AI and machine learning on books and then take a virtual visit to the Tucson Festival of Books.
    Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.
    To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!
    Want to make your book club the best club? Sign up for our In the Club newsletter. In the Club will deliver recommendations for the best books to discuss in your book clubs. From buzzy new releases to brilliant throwbacks, the books highlighted in this newsletter will drive your book club discussions. We’ll also share some book club-friendly recipes and interesting bookish updates from all over. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features. In other words, we’ll keep you well-met, well-read, and well-fed. Sign up today!
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    News
    Check out a couple of Book Riot posts on books and AI here and here.
    And the Washington Post has a great piece on AI bias by Nitasha Tiku, Kevin Schual, and Szu Yu Chen.

    Books Discussed
    That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Human by Kimberly Lemming
    Do Me a Favor by Cathy Yardley
    How You Get The Girl by Anita Kelly
    White Whiskey Bargain and Play to Win by Jodie Slaughter
    For Never & Always by Helena Greer
    Thank You For Sharing by Rachel Runya Katz
    Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).
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    • 54 min
    Immersed In That Angst

    Immersed In That Angst

    To celebrate February 29, Jess and Trisha go all in on books they love that were published in Leap Years.
    Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.
    To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter!
    Want to make your book club the best club? Sign up for our In the Club newsletter. In the Club will deliver recommendations for the best books to discuss in your book clubs. From buzzy new releases to brilliant throwbacks, the books highlighted in this newsletter will drive your book club discussions. We’ll also share some book club-friendly recipes and interesting bookish updates from all over. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features. In other words, we’ll keep you well-met, well-read, and well-fed. Sign up today!
    This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Books Discussed
    The Boyfriend Subscription by Steven Salvatore
    Meegan by Rebekah Weatherspoon
    Forbidden and Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
    A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
    The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
    Hold Me by Courtney Milan
    Looking for Group by Alexis Hall
    Magnate and Tycoon by Joanna Shupe
    Harbor by Rebekah Weatherspoon
    Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan
    Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
    Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

PhxNestJess ,

Book recs galore!

Love to listen for the book recommendations (thanks Trisha for The Widow of Rose House!) and romance news.

jkr7977 ,

Lots of book knowledge here...on their TBR

The hosts clearly have a TON of book knowledge about romance (and other genres), and will help fill out your to-be-read list without spoilers. The podcasts needs better show notes to help me find the titles and authors they talk about (sometimes I miss the details until after I realize the book sounds good). Also, they talk A LOT about not being able to read all the books they want to. I absolve you of your reading sins, just give me the recommendations for the books you like!

Tuesday Reads ,

A great way to spend some time.

Two very personable young women discussing romance books. If you enjoy romance, listening to this podcast is well worth your time.

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