Secret Baby Romance Novel Minisode: Kini Delivers a Bundle of Joy
Minisode! Kini Allen and I talk about the secret baby trope in romance novels, I share all the ones I forgot I had read, and then she shares some favorites. Then, listeners weigh in on the trope and I make the case for representing other reproductive choices in romance.
This episode may not be for everyone.
Content Warning: We talk about unintended pregnancy in the course of this episode, and in the outro I talk about contraception, abortion, and miscarriage in romance novels.
Guest Host: Kini Allen (Smexy Books)
The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid and LH Cosway (Rugby player and...co-ed)
What A Girl Wants (2003)
Bountifulby Sarina Bowen (hockey player and bartender) Nobody’s Baby But Mineby Susan Elizabeth Phillips (football player and astrophysicist)
Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
Never Enough#4 from The Brown Family Series by Lauren Dane Hold on Tightby Serena Bell Willing Victimby Cara McKenna changed the way Kini was reading romance (but no secret baby)
Simply Irresistibleby Rachel Gibson (@a_huszka)
@HannahHeartsRomance begrudgingly admitted to liking
Scoring the Player’s Babyby Naima Simone despite not liking this trope.
@Phoenixindacity and @b.andherbooks seconded Kini’s recommendation for
Bountifulby Sarina Bowen, and Phoenix also seconded The Cad and the Co-Ed.
@MarisaElaineGettas loves Fumbled by Alexa Martin.
Guttmacher Institute Study about abortion: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/abortion-common-experience-us-women-despite-dramatic-declines-rates
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