028. Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi with guest 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.
- Emergency Contact - Mary HK Choi
Guest: Kennedy Ryan
Kennedy’s Modern Romance Novel Canon recommendation:
Lord of Scoundrelsby Loretta Chase
Terry McMillan -
Waiting to Exhale
Laura Kinsale -
Flowers From the Storm
Tiffanie DeBartolo -
How to Kill a Rock Star
#18 Kennedy Ryan Minisode: The RITAs and Breaking Through
#24 Body Image, Weight Loss, and Invisible Women in Romance Novels: Kennedy Ryan and Esme Brett
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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