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 33Private Plane Problems

Jess and Trisha have updates, talk about how they became romance readers, and recommend some titles for the beginning of #RomBkLove.

Episode 32Sometimes Dukes Travel

Jess and Trisha do a bit of follow-up, try to design the perfect starter catalogue for book stores new to romance, talk about some upcoming titles they’re excited about, and recommend some light and delightful reads.

Episode 31Cinnamon Roll Heroes From the Corner of the Pan

Author Andie J. Christopher joins Trisha to discuss shady book repacking practices, the RITA mess, how content warnings help readers, and Andie’s erotic romance recs.

Episode 30If You Don’t Read It, Ask a Friend

Jess and Trisha discuss the problem with calling non-explicit romance “clean,” explore why Trisha rereads and Jess doesn’t, and talk about what they’ve been reading this week.

Episode 29They Keep Bumping Into Each Other

Jess and Trisha discuss the Ripped Bodice’s annual report on the state of racial diversity in romance, talk through some of the romance sales issues brought to light by a high-profile plagiarism event, and recommend books that sit all along the emotional spectrum.

Episode 28Who is the Frankenstein in This Situation?

Jess and Trisha try to sort out a romance plagiarism garbage fire, discuss all of things they appreciate about Thirsty for the WIR book club, and give you some romance recs so that you can Read Harder.

Episode 27Easing People In

Jess and Trisha talk about the first ever romance in Reese Witherspoon’s book club, a new title by E L James, and rare romance. Plus, we announce our new WIR book club pick!

Episode 26Either Saluting You or Calling You Out

Jess and Trisha celebrate their first pod-iversary, have some words for people who aren’t inclusive readers, discuss the characteristics of a good romance novella, and recommend some of their favorites.

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

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.