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

    To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5) by Julia Quinn (w/Sarah MacLean), Episode 89

    To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5) by Julia Quinn (w/Sarah MacLean), Episode 89

    This week we're joined by romance writer, co-host of the podcast Fated Mates and friend of the show, Sarah MacLean to talk about To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn! We talked all things Julia, why this book is so impressive from a writing standpoint and what it takes for Clayton to receive guests.
     
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    Re-Release: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 4) by Julia Quinn, Episode 80

    Re-Release: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 4) by Julia Quinn, Episode 80

    (Note: This episode was recorded and released before we decided to do the whole series.) 
     
    This week we read Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn and talked about secret identities, jealousy and Colin's (possible) tapeworm.
     
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    An Offer From A Gentleman (Bridgertons Book 3) by Julia Quinn, Episode 88

    An Offer From A Gentleman (Bridgertons Book 3) by Julia Quinn, Episode 88

    This week we read An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn and talk about fairy tale riffs, bratty men and George W. Bush's paintings.
     
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    The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons Book 2) by Julia Quinn, Episode 87

    The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons Book 2) by Julia Quinn, Episode 87

    Here we go! We kick off a month and a half of Bridgerton books with The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn. We talk about why we skipped the first book, which one of us is afraid of thunderstorms and Corgi butts.
     
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    Black Rose by Nora Roberts, Episode 86

    Black Rose by Nora Roberts, Episode 86

    (Warning: Clayton's TERRIFYING sock story starts at 9:16 and ends around 18:29 if you scare easily and want to skip it!)  
     
    This week we read Black Rose by Nora Roberts and talked about Full Moon Zoom Parties, the joys of giving out candy and buying paintings out of spite.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Christmas Kisses With My Cowboy from Kensington Publishing.
    Fans of Jill Shalvis, Linda Lael Miller, and Maisey Yates won’t want to miss these delightful Christmas love stories filled with humor and heart. Plenty of cowboy kisses under the mistletoe are the perfect escape this holiday season!
     
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    An Unnatural Vice by KJ Charles, Episode 85

    An Unnatural Vice by KJ Charles, Episode 85

    This week we read An Unnatural Vice by KJ Charles and talked about London fog, hate shtuppin' and the con Clayton has been running on Erin this whole time!
     
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