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The Ripped Bodice Bookstore Announces New Award for Romance Fiction

The Ripped Bodice bookstore announced a new award: The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction. Check out the panel of judges!

10 Romantic Books I Got From The Ripped Bodice Bookstore

A Rioter not only got to visit the romance bookstore of her dreams, L.A.'s The Ripped Bodice, but also got a slew of recommendations from a co-owner!

6 Enemies to Lovers Contemporary Romances to Read in 2019

They can't stand each other now, but just you wait. We're head over heels for these swoon-worthy enemies to lovers contemporary romances.

Sometimes Dukes Travel

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.

If You Don’t Read It, Ask a Friend

Jess and Trisha discuss the problem with calling non-explicit romance “clean,” explore why Trisha rereads and Jess doesn’t, and talk about what they’ve been reading this week.

Yellow Romance Novels To Brighten Up Your Spring (And Summer)

Spring is finally upon us which means flowers, rain showers, and bright yellow books. These yellow romance novels are sure to brighten up your spring!

They Keep Bumping Into Each Other

Jess and Trisha discuss the Ripped Bodice’s annual report on the state of racial diversity in romance, talk through some of the romance sales issues brought to light by a high-profile plagiarism event, and recommend books that sit all along the emotional spectrum.

Reading Pathways: Lisa Kleypas

Ready to start reading the swoon-worthy historical romances of Lisa Kleypas? Tasha offers three suggestions that are sure to wind up on your keepers shelf.

Who is the Frankenstein in This Situation?

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.

Read Harder 2019: An Historical Romance by an Author of Color

Reading Harder in 2019? Dive into a far more fun version of history class with any one of these historical romances by an author of color.

Read A Book Based On Your Relationship Status

Let’s be honest: the circumstances and situation of your relationship affect how you perceive love. And near St. Valentine’s Day, ...

Easing People In

Jess and Trisha talk about the first ever romance in Reese Witherspoon’s book club, a new title by E L James, and rare romance. Plus, we announce our new WIR book club pick!

Words Romance Novels Have Ruined for Me

When you read romance, you end up with a slew of words that are forever ruined in your brain. Because they now are inherently sexy.

On Passing My Yearly Reading Goal

How did you do with your 2018 reading goal? Here's one reader on finally surpassing hers, and how she managed it this year.

The Healing Power of Romance: Our Holiday Recommendations Show

Jess and Trisha offer romance recommendations for under the radar picks from 2018, books for the romance film-lover in your life, non-book gifts from romancelandia, and more.