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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.

This episode is sponsored by Libro fm, BookCon, and Unscripted by Claire Handscombe.

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Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai

Bad Blood by M. Malone

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Syncopation by Ana Zabo

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Duchess by Design by Maya Rodale

Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Wolfsong by T.J. Klune

Rebel by Beverly Jenkins

Reverb by Anna Zabo

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert

Goalie Interference by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn

Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole

The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo

A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Let us know what books to recommend to our indie bookstores, and tell us what you’re excited to read this summer. Find us on email ( and, Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).