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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.

This episode is sponsored by Audible, MIRA Books and HQN, and The Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas.

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Carolina breaks downthe #CopyPasteCris situation for Book Riot.

Also, check out Courtney Milan’s blog postabout it for more info and also for some personal reflections.

Jess mentioned this tweet from Beverly Jenkins, which inspired this tweet from @allieiswriting, and then also this related t-shirt that you can buy. And that is the short version of why this week’s episode is marked explicit.

Here’s the full Read Harder challenge list so you can read your way through.


The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Thirsty by Mia Hopkins

Intercepted by Alexa Martin (and here’s our book club convo about it)

Thrall by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish

The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot

My Beautiful Enemy and its prequel, The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

Behind These Doors by Jude Lucens

The Craft of Love by E.E. Ottoman

Love On My Mind by Tracey Livesay

Let us know if you have thoughts on Thirsty and what books you’ve loved for the Read Harder challenge! Find us on email (trisha@riotnewmedia.comand, Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).