Jess and Trisha discuss the challenges in finding romance by AOC with queer characters, plan to get better acquainted with the Emma Award winners, and have some recommendations for anyone looking for romance with couples past the age of 40.
Also! Book Riot is giving away $500 worth of the year’s best YA fiction and nonfiction so far! Go to bookriot.com/500yagiveaway before July 31 to enter.
You’ll be seeing more Cat Sebastian in your local Barnes & Noble.
Not in those areas? That’s ok – we’ve got you covered too.
Wrong To Need You by Alisha Rai
Phire: I’m Just Saying by Iris Bolling
Sweet Stallion by Deborah Fletcher Mello
Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay
Playing the Part by Robin Covington
Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, illustrated by Jenn St-Onge, Joy San, and Genevieve Ft
Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl
Bear Among the Books by T.J. Masters
Trust Me by Farrah Rochon (This is the one Trisha recommended with the rad New Orleans city councilwoman and the pesky journalist.)
Cherish Me by Farrah Rochon (And this is the brand new one about the long-married couple trying to fix their relationship.)
Twice in a Lifetime by Jodie Griffin
Autumn by Cole McCade
Tell us what books you love with characters beyond their 20s and 30s – and can someone please help Jess find that farmer/nudist book she’s searching for?? Find us on email (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com), Twitter (@jessisreading and @trisha_reads), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).