When In Romance

When In Romance is a biweekly romance podcast dedicated to romance novel news, enthusiasm, and romance book recommendations from Book Riot!

Episode 57Wealthy Know-It-Alls

Jess and Trisha discuss some recent RWA developments, review the adaptation of Beverly Jenkins’s Deadly Sexy, and recommend some favorites by Ms. Bev.

Episode 56“Why are there so many Colonels?”: The Austen Episode

Jess and special guest host Jenn Northington talk All Things Austen, including recent events, romance retellings, and adaptations.

Episode 55Some Of It Is Nice News

Jess and Trisha know that things are super weird and rough right now, but they’ve got book recs for romance fans and a rundown of the new Ripped Bodice diversity report.

Episode 54Not Helping You In Any Way

Jess and Trisha talk about some maybe promising RWA news, romances about people overcoming obstacles, and stories that grab you right from the start.

Episode 53Not Surprising But Still Disappointing

Jess and Trisha discuss the way the RWA debacle keeps getting worse, celebrate the Ripped Bodice Awards, and offer you some short reads for this short month.

Episode 52The Challenge is Hibernation

Jess and Trisha match romances to conversation heart sayings and recommend romances for all of your Valentine’s/Galentine’s/Palentine’s Day needs.

Episode 51Lessons In S’mores

Jess and Trisha are delighted by Get a Life Chloe Brown and are ready to point you toward the romance you need to achieve your new year’s resolution.

Episode 50It’s Gotta Be All Up From Here

Jess and Trisha try to explain the destructive disaster that engulfed RWA and then discuss 2020 resolutions and romance titles they’re ready for.

Episode 49“Wanted” vs. “Desired”

Jess and Trisha pass along some recs from listeners, run through some recent romance news, and celebrate some of their 2019 reading highlights.

Episode 48Cozy With a Side of Crime

It’s part two of romance recs! Jess and Trisha talk historicals, slow build romance, SFF romcoms, and much (much) more!

Episode 47Only One Bed For All Those Feelings

Jess and Trisha rec books that deal with infertility, romance with disabled characters, holiday titles that may not be on your radar, and more.

Episode 46That Was Pretty Feelsy

Jess and Trisha discuss the next WIR book club pick, romance authors who write in multiple subgenres, and how to fill the gap when your favorite author stops writing romance.

Episode 45A Hard-Earned HEA

Jess and Trisha talk about book clubs and romances that address serious social and cultural issues. Plus, updates and reminders!

Episode 44Spooky But Not Creepy

Jess and Trisha discuss sexual content ratings in romance, how to learn more about the history of romance, and some romance you might want to read this season.

Episode 43What Is the Right Amount of Embroidery?

Jess and Trisha share some thoughts about book displays; discuss plot, characters, science, and embroidery for the Great Big Romance Read; and talk about buzzworthy books still to come in 2019.