Secret Baby Romance Novel Minisode: Kini Delivers a Bundle of Joy

Short Description

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.

Books Discussed

    Show Notes

    Shelf Love:

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    Guest Host: Kini Allen (Smexy Books)

    Listen to: Episode 5 with Kini Allen, where we discuss Time Served by Julianna Keyes


    Listener recommendations:

    • Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson (@a_huszka)

    • @HannahHeartsRomance begrudgingly admitted to liking Scoring the Player’s Baby by Naima Simone despite not liking this trope.

    • @Phoenixindacity and @b.andherbooks seconded Kini’s recommendation for Bountiful by Sarina Bowen, and Phoenix also seconded The Cad and the Co-Ed.

    • @MarisaElaineGettas loves Fumbled by Alexa Martin.



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