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When In Romance

When In Romance is a biweekly romance podcast dedicated to romance novel news, enthusiasm, and romance book recommendations from Book Riot!

Episode 25Hang-Ups From Growing Up In The Irish Mob

Jess and Trisha start the year off right by discussing all the things they’re going to do better in 2019, a few of the many books they’re excited about in 2019, and some of the romance they read while they were away.

Episode 24All Of The Wet Shirts

Jess and Trisha discuss Pride by Ibi Zoboi as part of the Great Big Romance Read; offer quick takes on ...

Episode 23The Healing Power of Romance: Our Holiday Recommendations Show

Jess and Trisha offer romance recommendations for under the radar picks from 2018, books for the romance film-lover in your life, non-book gifts from romancelandia, and more.

Episode 22Going Hard in the Paint With Random Objects

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.

Episode 21Let’s Just Call Him “Not Calvin”

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.

Episode 20All Worked Up By Pockets

Jess and Trisha tease the Intercepted book club discussion, come to terms with their 2018 romance resolution shortcomings (and Trisha asks for a little help!), look ahead to 2019 releases, and recommend some books with friendly, non-surly heroes.

Episode 19Friendly and Smiley and Handing Out Coffee

Jess and Trisha take a deep dive into Butterfly Swords for the When In Romance book club, talk about romance authors writing employer/employee romance, and suggest a cool way you can support your local romance booksellers.

Episode 18Completely Distracted By Things

Jess and Trisha preview their When In Romance book club discussion, chat about what they’re reading, and do quick takes on topics including bad takes on romance covers, an exciting time in romance film and TV development, and when is the right time for Christmas cowboys (spoiler alert: not yet).

Episode 17Look How We Accidentally Recommended All the Strippers

Jess and Trisha discuss plagiarism and Kindle Unlimited stuffing, announce the first read for the When In Romance book club, chat about what they’re reading, and update everyone on the success of the #wheninromance hashtag.

Episode 16Miss Scarlet is More Interesting Than Hester Prynne

Jess and Trisha shout out romance bestsellers, talk about a whole bunch of romance series and what draws us in, discuss Trisha’s arbitrary list of rules for children in romance novels, and announce the short list for the WIR book club read.

Episode 15People Who Aren’t Evil Deserve An HEA

Jess and Trisha discuss RITA judging past and future, Jess’s non-definitive list of who deserves an HEA, and depressing reminders that Twitter trolls are toxic and dangerous.

Episode 14The Difference Between “You” and “We”

Jess and Trisha discuss some excellent and important RWA speeches by Suzanne Brockmann and Sonali Dev; note the anti-climactic end of a certain trademark battle; and talk more about the romance (books) still to come in 2018.

Episode 13Our Diamond Shoes Are So Tight: A Romance Mid-Year Check In

Jess and Trisha discuss the biggest romance news, books, and authors in 2018 so far. Plus, Jess has the top score on the first ever “When In Romance Mid-Year Quiz.”

Episode 12The Farmer Might Be the Nudist

Jess and Trisha discuss the challenges in finding romance by AOC with queer characters, plan to get better acquainted with the Emma Award winners, and have some recommendations for anyone looking for romance with couples past the age of 40.

Episode 11Can I Say That On This Podcast?

Jess and Trisha are joined by special guest co-host Sarah MacLean, and the three of them discuss what might be “taboo” in romance; what should definitely be off-limit in romance (spoiler alert: it is still Nazis and it will always be Nazis); and recommend some great romances with LGBTQA+ characters for Pride Month.