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Jess and Trisha talk about sports and independent women in Intercepted, wonder whether you should be able to judge a book by its cover, and share a few thoughts on Goodreads Readers Choice romance picks.

This episode is sponsored by Love, Lies, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Julie Wright, Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost, and Book Riot Insiders.


Join The Great Big Romance Read with us!! We’ll be talking about Pride on our December 16 episode!

We talked about this article about romance covers. Spoiler alert: the article title is very annoying.

See which books are left in the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards.

Bonus #RomBkLove!

And as mentioned: Trisha’s Book Riot interview with #RomBkLove mastermind Ana Coqui.

Books Discussed:

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Intercepted by Alexa Martin

Fumbled is the next book up in Alexa Martin’s series!

Insider tip: You’re gonna wanna check out Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon before our next podcast.

Tell us what you thought of Intercepted, whether you like to judge a book by its cover, and who you voted for or wrote in for the Goodreads Choice Awards. Find us on email ( and, Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).