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Jess and Trisha are reunited(!) and get caught up on romance news, adaptations, and their reading over the last couple of months.

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Book club meets an adaptation discussion with The Perfect Find! We’re discussing the book by Tia Williams and the adaptation on September 28 for our Oct 2 episode, so send us your thoughts! (The adaptation is on Netflix, BTW.)

Just in case you want to be ready for next year’s Steamy Lit Con…

Books Discussed

The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

The Marquis Who Musn’t by Courtney Milan

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Wild Pitch by Cat Giraldo

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

ColdHearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

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).