002: Jennifer Crusie, The Drinking Game - guest Amanda Diehl
Amanda Diehl (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books; NPR Books) and Andrea discuss their favorite Jennifer Crusie novels and other reader favorites.
We discuss the rampant anti-butter bias in Crusie's maternal archetypes, cute and fuzzy hitmen, the dangers of frying pans, and secretary Inception! We also learn how Andrea once trapped Amanda in her car and forced her to start reading Jennifer Crusie novels.
Is it a bingo? Is it a drinking game? Andrea shares the recurring themes she's noticed in Jennifer Crusie's oeuvre.
In Trope Town, Amanda recommends con artist and pet-centric romance novels. Andrea hopes someone writes a book full of carpenter puns.
- Agnes and the Hitman - Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
- Welcome to Temptation - Jennifer Crusie
Jess, Fish With Sticks, Diana, Rebecca, Erica, Kelly M.
Jennifer Crusie Books we discuss
Welcome to Temptation
Agnes and the Hitman (with Bob Mayer)
Trope Town - Book Recommendations
The Taming of Jessi Rose: Beverly Jenkins (historical)
Meghan March: Anti-Heroes Collection, including the The Mount Trilogy (contemporary)
Mia Hopkins: East Side Brewery Series (contemporary)
Kresley Cole - Gamemaker series (contemporary)
Kerrigan Byrne: Victorian Rebels (historical)
Rachelle Ayala: Her Christmas Chance (contemporary
Must love dogs:
Rebekah Weatherspoon: Haven (Content warnings)
Write This Book
Carpenters (with Puns)
Two Grinches Non-denominational Holiday Romance
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Amanda’s Romance Book Club at Porter Square books - There’s a Facebook Group that’s private, so reach out to Amanda on social media if you want details or search on Facebook for “HEA Romance Book Club.”
Brazen and the Beast, Sarah MacLean
Wallbanger, Alice Clayton
The Heiress Effect, by Courtney Milan
His at Night, Sherry Thomas
Something About You, Julie James
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