Jess and Trisha discuss some non-terrible Valentine’s week romance coverage, talk about the way romance represents the experience of being Black in history…and Trisha has a confession to make.
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Also the New York Times has come a long way, y’all. [NYT]
This is your regular reminder (from Trisha) to read this Book Riot piece about Bridgerton (by Jess).
Post show note: Okay, we were wrong, and Black Panther came out in 2018. Time is complicated!
Confessions in B Flat by Donna Hill
The Preacher’s Promise by Piper Hughley
A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley
The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan
Two Rogues Make a Right by Cat Sebastian
Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
Please send Trisha your favorite romances that aren’t especially plot-driven (she clearly needs the help). As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).