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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!

All The Holidays with Special Guest Jenn Northington

Jess and Jenn discuss the increasing number of romances in best-of lists (even if they are coming way too early) and the massive phenomenon that is holiday romance.


Jess and special guest Vanessa Diaz talk about what they're reading, discuss some upcoming Good News in romance and offer season-appropriate romance recs.

Back on the Book Train

Jess and Trisha talk through some news and updates and then discuss Witchmark – including whether it can be classified as a romance.

Time for a Different Form

Jess and Trisha talk about unreasonable expectations of authors and then offer a few “if you like this, try that” romance recs.

Giving Up on Calendars

Jess and Trisha talk about baby epilogues and revisit a classic romance trope: fake dating stories.

The Ghost and the Ghostwriter

Jess and Trisha cover a grab bag of topics before talking about backlist romances they’re glad to have found this year.

But No Poles

Annoyance to Love

Jess and Trisha talk about the appeal (or not) of the enemies to lovers trope and then offer some picks for their best romances of 2022 so far.

The Disney Crime Lord Universe

Book club is back as Jess and Trisha discuss The Beast by Katee Robert and then dive into the distinctions between steamy romance, erotic romance, and erotica.

A Wig Doing a Lot of Work

Jess and Trisha dive into a recent film that lives in the romance world (in more ways than one) and talk about books they’re excited about for the rest of 2022.