When In Romance

Hosted ByTrisha Brown & Jessica Pryde

When In Romance is a biweekly romance podcast dedicated to romance novel news, enthusiasm, and romance book recommendations from Book Riot!

E35: Ep #35: Ugh. Emotions.

Jess and Trisha talk through what they want from book cons, respond to a reader request for own voices romance by Asian and Asian-American authors, and recommend some “unputdownable” romances for summer reading.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’sAll The Bookspodcast;Read Bliss, presented by Harlequin; andRebelby Beverly Jenkins.

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The book and romance conventions we discussed are:

Book Lovers Con

Kiss Con



The Tucson Festival of Books

The Baltimore Book Festival

Romance GenreCon, sponsored by the Mid-Continent Public Library (We actually forgot to mention this one, but we meant to!)


Hidden Impactby Piper J. Drake

My Beautiful Enemyby Sherry Thomas

A Study in Scarlet Womenby Sherry Thomas

Tikka Chance on Meby Suleikha Snyder

Bollywood and the Beast(the third in the Bollywood series) by Suleikha Snyder

Searedby Suleikha Snyder

A Bollywood Affairby Sonali Dev

The Bollywood Brideby Sonali Dev

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavorsby Sonali Dev

His Cocky Valetby Cole McCade

The Bride Testby Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotientby Helen Hoang

Teach Meby Olivia Dade

Talk Me Down(and the whole Tumble Creek series) by Victoria Dahl

Rivenby Roan Parrish

Think of Englandby KJ Charles

Ayesha At Lastby Uzma Jalaluddin

Let us know what you want from your book cons, what your favorite own voices books by Asian and Asian-American writers are, and what romance books you just couldn’t put down. Find us on email (trisha@riotnewmedia.comandjessica@riotnewmedia.com), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).

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