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!

E45: A Hard-Earned HEA

Jess and Trisha talk about what’s great and what can be challenging about book clubs, the role of romances that address social and cultural issues, and some recs for books that do just that.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’sblind date with a book giveaway;Twice in a Blue Moonby Christina Lauren, available now from Gallery Books; andThe Library of Lost Thingsby Laura Taylor Namey.

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Thanks again to Jackie Horne fromRomance Novels for Feministsfor her book list on romance history and romance literary criticism! For the full list from Jackie, check out the full show notes for this episode at Book Riot.

And check outSense and Disabilityand theRomBkPodpodcast for great romances that include disability rep!


Butterfly Swordsby Jeannie Lin

Interceptedby Alexa Martin

The Bride Testby Helen Hoang

The Right Swipeby Alisha Rai

His Convenient Husbandby Robin Covington

Fumbledby Alexa Martin

ThirstyandTrashedby Mia Hopkins

Roomiesby Christina Lauren

Ayesha At Lastby Uzma Jalaluddin

American Love Storyand American Fairytaleby Adriana Herrera

Goalie Interferenceby Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Can’t Escape Loveby Alyssa Cole

Tell us your thoughts about book cubs (and specifically the When In Romance book club) and romances that deal with serious social issues. 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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