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.
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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 (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).