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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 • 110 Ratings

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

    The Disney Crime Lord Universe

    The Disney Crime Lord Universe

    Book club is back as Jess and Trisha discuss The Beast by Katee Robert and then dive into the distinctions between steamy romance, erotic romance, and erotica. 
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    News
    Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston has some updates.
    Here’s the discussion Jess mentioned between Katee Robert and Beverly Jenkins [insert heart eyes here!]
    Books Discussed
    The Beast by Katee Robert
    Looking by Katrina Jackson 
    American Royalty by Tracey Livesay
    Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
    A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria
    The Eastside Brewery series (first book is Thirsty) by Mia Hopkins
    Spoiler Alert and All the Feels by Olivia Dade
    Syncopation by Anna Zabo
    A Gentleman in the Streets by Alisha Rai (AOC)
    The Rose by Tiffany Reisz
    Harbor by Rebekah Weatherspoon
    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure
    Tell us what you thought of The Beast, your thoughts on erotic romance and erotica, and anything else you’re thinking or reading about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).
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    • 56 min
    A Wig Doing a Lot of Work

    A Wig Doing a Lot of Work

    Jess and Trisha do a few updates, dive into a recent film that lives in the romance world (in more ways than one), and talk about some of the books they’re excited about for the rest of 2022.
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    News
    Don’t forget! Read The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the WIR Book Club fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.
    The Lost City is waiting for you. 
    Here’s the Book Riot post by Annika Barranti Klein about fat representation on romance covers.
    Books Discussed
    You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
    Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
    Husband Material by Alexis Hall (Coming August 2, 2022)
    The Stand-Up Groomsman by Jackie Lau (Coming October 25, 2022) 
    The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen (Coming August 23, 2022)
    A Ghost in Shining Armor by Therese Beharrie (Coming September 27, 2022) 
    Partners In Crime by Alisha Rai (Coming October 18, 2022)
    Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazie Eddings (Coming September 6, 2022)
    Tell us what you thought of The Lost City, what romances you’re excited about in the coming year, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).
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    • 51 min
    A Proxy Husband On a Boat

    A Proxy Husband On a Boat

    Jess and Trisha talk about weddings in romance: why there are so many, their ties to different tropes, why all the weddings can be a problem, and some recommendations that include weddings in one way or another.
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    News
    Read The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the WIR Book Club fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.
    Books Discussed
    Mechanics of Love by Meka James
    The Emma Project by Sonali Dev
    American Sweethearts by Adriana Herrera
    The Billionaire’s Last Minute Marriage by Amanda Cinelli 
    Running Away With the Bride by Sophia Singh Sasson
    Not Another Family Wedding Jackie Lau
    The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare 
    D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins
    Tell us what you think about weddings in romance and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).
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    • 43 min
    Finger, Pulse, Etc.

    Finger, Pulse, Etc.

    Jess and Trisha talk about their current reads, romance novel cover history, and backlist books to add to – or move up on – your TBR.
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    News
    Read The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the WIR Book Club fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.
    “The Steamy, Throbbing History of Romance Novel Covers” by Kelly Faircloth [Jezebel]
    “Hey Right Quick: Fabio Was on Just a Minority of Romance Covers” by Kelly Faircloth [Jezebel]
    “The Origin of Romance Novel Clinch Covers” by Jessica Avery [Book Riot]
    “How Are Romance Novel Covers Made?” by Sarah Nicolas [Book Riot]

    Books Discussed
    Kiss Hard by Nalini Singh (May 3, 2022)
    Tanked by Mia Hopkins
    Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey
    A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
    Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall
    First Comes Like by Alisha Rai
    All the Feels by Olivia Dade
    A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley

    Tell us what backlist books you’d recommend, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).
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    • 49 min
    It’s Probably Something Adorable

    It’s Probably Something Adorable

    Jess and Trisha share some listener recommendations and other updates, announce a new book club book, and talk about authors who are new to them. 
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    News
    It’s time again for book club!! Read The Beast by Katee Robert to join in the fun, and send us your thoughts by June 23.

    Books Discussed
    The Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana Quincy
    It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
    Love Him Free by EM Lindsey
    I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson
    Tell us about your favorite “new to you” authors, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).
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    • 52 min
    Especially The Library – With Special Guest Liberty Hardy

    Especially The Library – With Special Guest Liberty Hardy

    Jess is joined by special guest Liberty Hardy, Book Riot’s resident velocireader. Important questions are asked and answered, and they wander into the world of monster romance.
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    Books Discussed
    Thirsty, Trashed, and Tanked by Mia Hopkins
    Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
    Deceived by the Gargoyle by Lillian Lark
    Morning Glory Milking Farm by CM Nascosta
    That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon and Mistlefoe by Kimberly Lemming
    The Dragon’s Bride by Katee Robert
    Sing Me to Sleep by RM Virtues
    Thanks to Liberty Hardy for joining as a special guest! Listen to her on All The Books and All The Backlist podcasts, read her posts on Book Riot proper and the New Books newsletter, and find her on Instagram @franzencomesalive. Send us your favorite monster romances, and let us know what else you’re reading and thinking about. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

PhxNestJess ,

Book recs galore!

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

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.

stenellalong ,

Decent podcast

This is generally a decent podcast. I appreciate how they talk about topics related to Romancelandia in general (both good and problematic). My biggest quibble is that they ramble rather than having a concise message.

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