Jess and Trisha discuss the impact Corey Alexander had on romance discourse, check in about Bookstore Romance Day, and recommend romances involving sports.
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Romance critic @JenReadsRomance put together this map of romance-friendly indie bookstores.
Might be a good time to revisit Trisha’s post on why indie bookstores need to carry romance.
Oh, and listen to our friends Alice and Kim (from whom we shamelessly stole this sports books in lieu of the Olympics idea) on Book Riot’s For Real podcast for nonfiction.
If you’re looking for more sports romance titles, here’s a list of 100 Must Read Sports Romances, and a few more Jess put together when she was writing about sports romance and white supremacy culture.
Nine of Swords, Reversed by Xan West
Their Troublesome Crush by Xan West
Eight Kinky Nights by Xan West
The Changeup by Nicole Falls
Love Hard by Nalini Singh
Out on the Ice by Kelly Farmer
So Forward by Mina V. Esguerra
The Hat Trick Series (first book is Off the Ice) by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan
His Convenient Husband by Robin Covington
The Playbook series (first book is Intercepted) by Alexa Martin
The Nymphs and Trojans series (first book is Shots Not Taken) by Nicole Falls and Alexandra Warren
Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
40-Love by Olivia Dade
Let us know what bookstores you love that love romance and which sports romances you’re reading in lieu of the Olympics. 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).