We Love a Lady Blacksmith — Favorites of 2023

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Jess and Trisha talk about their favorite romance reads of 2023. Prepare your TBR for many, many books — front list AND back list.

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Books Discussed

Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura

A Necessary Chaos by Brent Lambert

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Molly Molloy and the Angel of Death by Maria Vale

Before I Let Go and Reel by Kennedy Ryan

So This is Christmas by Jenny Holiday

Something Like Love and Captured by Beverly Jenkins

Second Chance at Rancho Lindo by Sabrina Sol

The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann

Wild Pitch by Cat Giraldo

The Scoundrel Falls Hard by Sophie Jordan

Switch Hitter by E.M. Lindsey

Something Wild & Wonderful by Anita Kelly 

Stars in Your Eyes by Kacen Callender

We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

Role Playing by Cathy Yardley

The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest

All The Right Notes by Dominic Lim

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

Time to Shine by Rachel Reid

A Spinster’s Guide to Danger and Dukes by Manda Collins

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 (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown), and Jess is even on TikTok (@jess_isreading).