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Continuing the Podcast Magic

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Jess and Trisha talk about the current “steaminess” discourse in romance and new books with some of their favorite tropes.

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Join Jess in conversation with the one and only Beverly Jenkins on Nov 2!

Here’s the video from Jessen Reads Romance that we discussed – thanks again to Polly for sharing.

And here are some related thoughts from Mimi Matthews. 

Plus! Next episode is our annual recommendation show, so send us requests for a family member, friend, or just yourself:!

Books Discussed

A Christmas to Remember by Beverly Jenkins

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

The Marquis Who Mustn’t by Courtney Milan

Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Stars in Your Eyes by Kacen Callender

It’s a Fabulous Life by Kelly Farmer

Do Your Worst by Rosie Danan

Let us know what you’re reading, what you’re thinking, and what you’re thinking about what you’re reading! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address ( You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).