Shelf Love
  • 006. Halloween Boo? by Sarah Spade - with my BFF Becky

    Oct 22, 2019

    Andrea and her non-romance-reading friend Becky read Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade and it does not go according to plan. In this sometimes frightening, but ultimately uplifting holiday episode, Andrea digs deep into Becky’s unromantic psyche, and also into the lore of Salem, MA where Becky lived for 10 years. Does fate exist? Can ghosts get boners? Do you believe a self-professed cold New Englander can learn to love Romance Novels? Listen to find out.

  • 005. Time Served by Julianna Keyes with Kini Allen

    Oct 15, 2019

    Kini Allen (Smexy Books) and Andrea discuss Time Served, a steamy second chance contemporary by Julianna Keyes. We cover “unlikeable” heroines, social class/Otherness, steamy revenge sex, and why it’s ok to like books in which characters do problematic things.

  • 004. Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean with Esme Brett

    Oct 8, 2019

    Esme Brett (Feminist Romance) and Andrea discuss Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean, plus-size representation in romance novels, ladies with skillz, and introduce a new game to Romancelandia: Hot Damn/No Ma’am.

  • 003. Rebel by Beverly Jenkins with Bree Hill

    Oct 1, 2019

    Bree Hill (Falling For Romance) and Andrea discuss Rebel by Beverly Jenkins, inspiring teachers, Pizza Hut’s reading agenda, and heroes who give and give, and ask nothing in return.

  • 002. Jennifer Crusie's Oeuvre - guest Amanda Diehl

    Sep 24, 2019

    Amanda Diehl (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books; NPR Books) and Andrea discuss their favorite Jennifer Crusie novels and other reader favorites. Andrea introduces the Crusie Drinking Game to the world and urges you to drink responsibly. Many books are recommended.

  • 001. Lisa Kleypas Wallflowers Quartet with Amanda Diehl

    Sep 18, 2019

    Amanda Diehl (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books; NPR Books) and Andrea duke it out to select their favorite Wallflower from Lisa Kleypas’s memorable Wallflower quartet series.