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Jessica Pryde

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC, but is happily enjoying the warmer weather of the desert Southwest. While she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up, she’s enjoying dabbling in librarianship and writing all the things. She can be found drowning in her ever-growing TBR and exclaiming about romance in the Book Riot podcast (When in Romance), as well as on social media. Find her exclamations about books and pho on twitter (JessIsReading) and instagram (jess_is_reading).

Romance Tropetonite: Famous Fake Flings

There’s the fake relationship trope, and then there’s the FAMOUS fake relationship trope, including books like The View Was Exhausting.


On INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE and a reader's lifelong journey through dark, weird, and sexy books — hopefully with an HEA.

10 Bookstore Romances To Get Lost In

How do you make a book about bookstores even better? With a little romance, of course! Prepare to swoon over these bookstore romances, including Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon.

Yes, I Love Books, But Please Don’t Take Me To a Bookstore

One avid reader on why being taken to the bookstore is way more anxiety-producing than it is enjoyable.

An Ode to the Mass Max

What is the mass max and why should we care about it? This romance reader is here to spread the gospel and info about this book format.

9 Contemporary Romances Starring Visual Artists

Fall in love with the art and the artist! Here are some great romance novels about visual artists and experience that artist life by proxy.

The Surprising Joy of the Slow Read

Even if you can finish hundreds of books in a year, there can be value in slowing down and reading a book over a long period of time.

6 Romances Featuring Librarians In Love

These romance books about librarians really dig into the work that librarians do, and give them a well-deserved Happily Ever After.

Get Ready for the 2021 Queer Blackathon!

Join the second annual Queer Blackathon! Celebrate queer Black lit this Juneteenth with a group read, reading prompts, and more.

Dear Netflix: Adapt These Queer Black and Multicultural Romances

Dear Netflix, here's our queer Black and multicultural wish list. Please get to adapting these post-haste, thanks!