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Jess and Trisha discuss new revelations about discrimination at the school Nicholas Sparks founded; suggest some romance-focused Patreons you might consider supporting; and recommend books featuring characters who are asexual, aromantic, grey-asexual and greyromantic.

This episode is sponsored by audiobooks, This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura, and Fix Her Up by New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey, published by Avon.

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Like we said, no more comments section at Book Riot– but you can just contact Trisha and Jess! Our info is below!

Here’s the link to the Romance GenreCon! It’s free!

Click here to learn about how Nicholas Sparks went from sucking generally to being the actual worst.

Here are the Patreons (PAtreons? PaTREons? PatreONs?) we talked about:


Hot Licks by A.M. Arthur

That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert

Shadows You Left by Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra

Perfect Rhythm by Jae

Writing Her In by Holley Trent

Syncopation by Anna Zabo

Thaw by Elyse Springer
Correction: In discussing Thaw by Elyse Springer, our host incorrectly identified the asexual character. Abigail, rather than Gabrielle, is asexual; our apologies for the error.

Play It Again by Aidan Wayne

Let us know what Patreons you love (no matter how you pronounce it!) and what your favorite books are that feature characters who are asexual, aromantic, grey-asexual and greyromantic. Find us on email ( and, Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).