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Jess and Trisha announce the next WIR book club pick, talk about romance authors who write in multiple subgenres, and discuss how to fill the gap when your favorite author stops writing romance – or just does it a bit more  slowly than you might like.

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Thanks to Melody from the Heaving Bosoms podcast for pointing us toward HEAs All Day: Romance Novels as Social Justice Narratives, a Goodreads book club hosted by Maria DeBlassie! Check out both the book club, which is related to our discussion from the last episode, and the HB podcast, which is delightful.

Find yourself a copy of Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert so that you’re ready for the WIR Book Cub discussion coming in January!

Here’s Jessica Avery’s rad BR post about Tiffany Reisz books if you need more guidance (or even if you don’t).

And this is our last call for any recommendation requests! Send them to by November 11!

Books Discussed

Radio Silence, A Princess in Theory, and Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole

Trade Me and The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Haven, Better Off Red, and Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

The Night Mark and The Rose by Tiffany Reisz

Writing Her In and Erstwhile by Holley/HE Trent

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Between the Sheets by Molly O’Keefe

The Forbidden Hearts series (beginning with Hate to Want You) by Alisha Rai

The Third Mrs. Durst and the 2B trilogy (beginning with I Want It That Way) by Ann Aguirre

To Love A Scandalous Duke by Liana de la Rosa

A Bollywood Affair and Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

In the Middle of Somewhere and Riven by Roan Parrish

The Ultimate Pi Day Party and A Match Made for Thanksgiving by Jackie Lau

Tell us your favorite multi-subgenre romance authors and what writers you’ve turned to when you can’t get your hands on a book by your favorite author. As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address ( You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).