Bemusedly Wary

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Jess and Trisha discuss hot consensual sex in romance, puzzle over the scarcity of movies based on romance novels, and shrug at an announcement from The New York Times.

This episode is sponsored by Your One And Only by Adrianne Finlay and Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann.

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“We Need Bodice-Ripper Sex Ed” by Jennifer Weiner in the New York Times

#MeToo Has Forced Me to Admit I’m a Romance Novelist Who’s Having Bad Sex” by Andie J Christopher in Cosmopolitan

3 Tips for Great (Fictional) Sex” by Trisha, right here on Book Riot

Check out Passionflix, Forever My Girl, and 50 Shades Freed.

Feel free to support the Go Fund Me to get Deadly Sexy by Beverly Jenkins on a screen near you.

The NYT announced Tina Jordan is joining the team in the books department, and Jordan put out a call for romance galleys.

Amanda’s Book Riot piece from last fall nicely encapsulates some of the reasons we did the eye-rolling we did in the podcast. Trisha had some other concerns too, to be honest.

Books discussed:

Stroke of Midnight by Andie J. Christopher

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Deadly Sexy by Beverly Jenkins

Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Between a Rock and a Hot Mess by Phyllis Bourne

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Playing the Part by Robin Covington