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Jess and Trisha discuss where “best of” lists come from and what they’re for, and then they do a deep dive into meet cutes – and not so cutes – that includes a pop quiz and some recommendations.

This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life; Sorrow by Tiffanie DeBartolo from Woodhall Press; and If The Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon from Kensington Books.

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Publishers Weekly has weighed in on the best romances of the year, and Goodreads has asked readers to do the same.  

Send us your recommendation requests for our holiday rec episode!

Books Discussed

His Convenient Husband by Robin Covington

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I Think I Might Love You by Christina C. Jones

One Last Chance by Therese Beharrie

My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh

Strange Love by Ann Aguirre

Play It Again by Aiden Wayne

Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Send us your holiday recommendation requests! 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).