028. Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi with Kennedy Ryan
Longing, Connection, and Friendship as Foundational to Romance
Kennedy Ryan is back to discuss Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi, a book that LJ Shen (lovingly) forced Kennedy to read. It’s the story of two lonely protagonists who become obsessed with contact and their love story is about friendship, trust, and understanding as the foundation for a relationship.
We also talk about meeting your writing heroes, Kennedy’s influences and her nomination for the romance canon, and why love is a hazard to your health. Plus, a cameo from Penny Reid.
Also, did you know that tonight on March 9, 2020 it is the beginning of Purim? Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, you’re going to love this enemies to lovers rom-com Write This Book from Hannah Hearts Romance at the end of this episode.
Guest: Kennedy Ryan
- Website: https://kennedyryanwrites.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/kennedyrwrites
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kennedyryan1/
We Read Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi
Kennedy’s Modern Romance Novel Canon recommendation:
- Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
- Terry McMillan - Waiting to Exhale
- Laura Kinsale - Flowers From the Storm
- Tiffanie DeBartolo - How to Kill a Rock Star
- Recently read: Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
- #18 Kennedy Ryan Minisode: The RITAs and Breaking Through
- #24 Body Image in Romance Novels: Kennedy Ryan and Esme Brett
- #19 Penny Reid On The Hades/Persephone Myth and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
What’s next for Kennedy:
- Queen Move is out May 26, 2020
End of Episode Fun:
Hannah Hearts Romance shares a Purim-related Write This Book.
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