Going Hard in the Paint With Random Objects

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Jess and Trisha are joined by delightful and insightful author Rebekah Weatherspoon to follow up on romance covers, discuss what makes a romance “fluffy,” and recommend some of our favorite fluffy reads.

This episode is sponsored by My One and Only Duke on audiobook, written by Grace Burrowes and read by James Langton; Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White; and Book Riot Insiders.


Join The Great Big Romance Read with us!! We’ll be talking about Pride on our December 16 episode, so read it on your Thanksgiving travels – or if you’re not traveling, read from the comfort of your home.

Rebekah mentioned the fine job that the ladies of Thirst Aid Kit has done highlighting Keanu Reeves. (Just FYI – if you keep scrolling, this will eventually get NSFW.)

This is the very thoughtful Daily Waffle post about romance covers that Trisha mentioned.

Go find Women of Color in Romance. And also maybe join the Patreon. You can find it on your social feeds @wocinromance.

And send Trisha and Jess all of your requests for the romances you want to gift your loved ones or yourself!

Books Discussed:

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon

So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

So Right by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Better Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Blacker Than Blue by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Soul To Keep by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau

Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert

A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert

Between a Honeymoon and a Hot Mess by Phyllis Bourne

Tempest by Beverly Jenkins

Cinnamon Blade by Shira Glassman

Second Time Lucky by Ethan Day

Defying Convention by Cecil Wilde from Geek Out: A Collection of Trans or Genderqueer Romance

If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman

From Scratch by Katrina Jackson

Follow Rebekah on Instagram (@rebekahweatherspoon) or Twitter (@RdotSpoon) and also read ALL of her books! Tell us what (else) you think of romance covers, what you love about fluffy reads, and what recommendations you need this holiday season. Or ever. Find us on email (trisha@riotnewmedia.com and jessica@riotnewmedia.com), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).