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Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss a new romance novel every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.

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Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss a new romance novel every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.

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Awesome for Romance Nerds!

By EmiSally1357 - Jan 27 2020
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Love hearing your opinions! I can binge these episodes for hours. Please check out Gabriel’s Inferno! It’s by Sylvain Reynard and totally different from your other reads! Totally wanna hear your opinions!

This is fun

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I like everything about the podcast!

iTunes Ratings

129 Ratings
Average Ratings
120
4
2
2
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Awesome for Romance Nerds!

By EmiSally1357 - Jan 27 2020
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Love hearing your opinions! I can binge these episodes for hours. Please check out Gabriel’s Inferno! It’s by Sylvain Reynard and totally different from your other reads! Totally wanna hear your opinions!

This is fun

By ctapiau - Aug 28 2019
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I like everything about the podcast!
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Learning The Tropes: A Podcast for Romance Novel Veterans and Virgins

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Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss a new romance novel every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.

Rank #1: The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 28

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It is the third in the Wallflowers Series- The Devil in Winter! It's a big one!

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May 22 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Virgin River Season 1 (Netflix Series) Review + Listener Questions!

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WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!

It's our first annual Tipsy Episode and we watched Virgin River Season 1, based on the books by Robyn Carr. We talked about Mel vs. Charmaine, how much Brady sucks and Jack's hair... his luscious, luscious hair.

Plus, Listener Questions! 

Watch:

Virgin River (Netflix)

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Dec 31 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 5

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This week Erin (@erinleafe) and Clayton (@your4thhost) read Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas, and finally find out what Clayton feels about the greatest Romance Hero of all time (don't @ us, or actually do, we love telling people they are wrong) DEREK CRAVEN! Also we discuss our feelings about epilogues, rich people, gaming hells, school reading lists and BDE.
 
Don't forget to  follow us on Instagram @learningthetropes, Twitter @learningtropes, Facebook at Learning the Tropes Podcast and of course email us your thoughts at learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com.  Of course, please rate/review/subscribe!

Dec 05 2018

51mins

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Rank #4: Do You Want To Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare, Episode 20

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It's our 20th episode! We celebrated by reading the case of the mystery tuppers aka Do You Want To Start a Scandal By Tessa Dare. Listen to Clayton indulge his love of secret places and more! 

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Mar 20 2019

40mins

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Rank #5: Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath, Episode 44

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This week we read Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath and we have so many questions! Is Houston the best Beta Hero? How prevalent was bundling board humping in the Old West? Did that raccoon steal Houston's hat or what?

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Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

Horror Stories by Liz Phair

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Oct 23 2019

1hr

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Rank #6: Grin And Beard It by Penny Reid, Episode 47

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This week we read Grin And Beard It by Penny Reid and talked about comedic actors winning Oscars, whether stars should date normies and Clayton gets grossed out by finger licking... again. 

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Grin And Beard It by Penny Reid

Watch:

girl walk // all day

The Hook Up Plan

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Nov 20 2019

58mins

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Rank #7: Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 52

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This week we ring in the New Year with Mine Till Midnight, Book 1 of The Hathaways Series by Lisa Kleypas!

Read:

Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

Watch:

Wild Rose (Hulu)

Listen:

Harry Styles - Fine Line (Spotify)

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Jan 01 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean, Episode 12

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This week we read the Rogue road trip romance The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean. We also discuss who to invite to the party? Unlikeable heroes and heroines, new earls, minotaurs and dreams of bookstore ownership. 

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Jan 23 2019

52mins

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Rank #9: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Episode 36

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This week we read the much buzzed about debut novel Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Does it live up to the hype? Why are we recording from Erin's couch? What's Clayton's plans for the podcast once Erin stops talking to him? All these questions answered!

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Aug 14 2019

1hr

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Rank #10: Secrets Of A Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 26

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May Day!

It's the first episode in our Wallflower Series! Meet the self-made Simon Hunt and the wallflower Annabelle Peyton in Secrets of a Summer Night! 

How does Simon stack up against Clayton's favorite Derek Craven? Find out! 

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May 01 2019

50mins

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Rank #11: Slade by Laurann Dohner, Episode 35

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(Trigger Warning: We discuss assault and rape in this episode)

This week we read Slade, the second book in the New Species series. Why is professionalism so hard to find in this world? What's the attraction to the Secret Baby trope? And what exactly is Fork Proximity?

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #12: It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 27

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It is the second in the Wallflowers Series- It Happened One Autumn! We finally meet St. Vincent, swoon over Lillian and Westcliff and find a new favorite trope! 

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May 08 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #13: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, Episode 2

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Welcome to the second episode of Learning the Tropes! This week hosts Erin (@erinleafe) and Clayton (@your4thhost) dive into The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. This novel has been on the top of the Best of Romance Lists 2018, but did romance virgin Clayton like it?  And of course- Goodreads Lists! 
 
Like what you hear? Make sure to also follow us on Instagram @learningthetropes, Twitter @learningtropes, Facebook at Learning the Tropes Podcast and of course email us your thoughts at learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com.

Nov 14 2018

44mins

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Rank #14: A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 51

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Because Clayton was good all year, this week we read A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas and talked about the Feast of Seven Fishes, Make-It Gifts and The Stony Cross Park Interactive Experience.

Read:

A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

Watch:

Virgin River (Netflix) 

Listen:

John Denver And The Muppets: A Christmas Together (Spotify)

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Dec 24 2019

55mins

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Rank #15: Slow Heat by Leta Blake, Episode 38

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This week we dove headfirst into the Omegaverse and read Slow Heat by Leta Blake. And let's just say, it was a DOOZY! Things are gonna get real slick!

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Aug 28 2019

57mins

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Rank #16: Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas (w/ Kate Clayborn) Episode 53

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We're back with Book 2 of The Hathaways Series, Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas, and we have a special guest! Author Kate Clayborn joins us to talk about her new book Love Lettering, Virgin River (Spoiler Alert) and all things Kleypas!

(Also, we had a few audio issues this episode, so our apologies.)

Read:

Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Listen: 

OnWriting (iTunes)

Follow:

Movie Premieres Unlimited

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Jan 08 2020

1hr 22mins

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Rank #17: To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (Netflix Movie Review), Episode 58

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(Spoiler Warning: If you haven't watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before or To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, watch them before listening!)

Erin, Clayton and Producer Patty talk about the big Netflix sequel, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You! Are we Team Peter or Team John Ambrose? Why can't Clayton pronounce Lara? Listen to find out!

Watch:

High Fidelity Series (Hulu)

No Reservations (Hulu)

Buy:

Earhugz

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Feb 19 2020

34mins

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Rank #18: Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh, Episode 40

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This week we read Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh and we talk about condos, changelings versus shifters and Clayton has a breakthrough.

Read:

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Kerrigan Byrne Victorian Rebel Series

Listen:

Ellie And The Wave

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Sep 18 2019

1hr

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Rank #19: Prisoner Of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey, Episode 37

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(Trigger Warning: We discuss rape and assault in this episode.)

This week we travel all the way back to 1991 to read Prisoner Of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey. Does this book still hold up? Is it really an "Old School" Romance? What are Clayton and Erin's favorite euphemisms for man parts? Ya gotta listen to find out!

Also, find Clayton's swoon here.

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Aug 21 2019

53mins

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Rank #20: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston, Episode 50

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This week we read The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston and talked about shirtless Hollister models, how the Crows need to work on their onboarding process, and whether or not this is even a Romance (!)

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The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

Listen:

First Aid Kit (Spotify)

Watch:

Emmylou Harris moved to tears by First Aid Kit at Polar Music Prize (Youtube)

This episode is sponsored by Audible. Right now, for a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. That’s more than half off the regular price. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit https://www.audible.com/TROPES or text TROPES to 500-500. 

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Dec 18 2019

48mins

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Valiant by Laurann Dohner, Episode 63

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This week we get reacquainted with the New Species and read Valiant by Laurann Dohner. Is this the best one yet? YES!

Join the Learning The Tropes Troop on Facebook and VOTE for our NEXT BOOK!

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Valiant by Laurann Dohner

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Ben Gibbard: Live From Home (Youtube)

Sanditon (PBS)

Beechum House (PBS)

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Apr 01 2020

1hr

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Vow Of Silence by Melynda Price, Episode 62

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This week we read Vow Of Silence by Melynda Price and talk (remotely) about our spotty knowledge of Amish culture, whether Josiah is a good detective and could either of us spot a rug made out of hair.

(Note: The audio on this episode is not up to our usual standards, but it will be fixed by the next episode. Thanks for sticking with us on our first remote outing!)

This episode is brought to you by The Bachelor by Sabrina Jeffries.

From one of the biggest names in historical romance, New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries, comes the second in a sparkling series about an oft-widowed mother’s grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fathers. In the process, they may just find that love can conquer all...even for a headstrong young lady with a scandalous secret to hide.

For more great books, go to https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/

Read:

Vow Of Silence by Melynda Price

Watch:

Lovesick (Netflix)

Spoiler Alert Singer:

Scott Barkan - https://scottbarkan.bandcamp.com

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Mar 25 2020

34mins

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Star Champion by Susan Grant, Episode 61

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This week we read Star Champion by Susan Grant (aka The Champion of Baresh) and talked about hallucivapes, bajha and night slime. You know, the usual stuff!

(Note: This episode was recorded before the current health crisis, so we don't touch on it, but we hope our listeners stay safe and healthy. Look out for each other and help flatten the curve!)

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Star Champion by Susan Grant

Watch-

High Fidelity - S1 E8: Ballad of the Lonesome Loser (Hulu)

Gang of Youths - The Deepest Sighs, the Frankest Shadows (YouTube)

Gang of Youths - The Heart Is A Muscle (YouTube)

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Gang of Youths - Go Further In Lightness (Spotify) 

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Mar 18 2020

48mins

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Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert, Episode 60

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This week we read Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert and talked about chronic pain, whether Red was a good artist or just hot, and what would be on our "Get A Life" lists!

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Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Watch:

Gentefied (Netflix)

It was NOT a Pepsi Commercial! It was Diet Coke:

Shirtless Construction Worker Commercial (1995) [Youtube]

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Mar 11 2020

52mins

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March Preview Episode

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It's March and boy do we have some books for you!

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

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Star Champion (Star Series 4) by Susan Grant

https://amzn.to/37FVBJp

Vow of Silence by Melynda Price

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Mar 04 2020

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Act Like It by Lucy Parker, Episode 59

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This week we read Act Like It by Lucy Parker and talked about stage acting, iPad mishaps and Clayton's face tattoo!

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Act Like It by Lucy Parker

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Feb 26 2020

52mins

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To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (Netflix Movie Review), Episode 58

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(Spoiler Warning: If you haven't watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before or To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, watch them before listening!)

Erin, Clayton and Producer Patty talk about the big Netflix sequel, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You! Are we Team Peter or Team John Ambrose? Why can't Clayton pronounce Lara? Listen to find out!

Watch:

High Fidelity Series (Hulu)

No Reservations (Hulu)

Buy:

Earhugz

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Feb 19 2020

34mins

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Interview: Ruby Lang (Author of House Rules, Practice Perfect, Acute Reactions)

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It's Valentine's Day! And as a special gift, we're posting our interview with author Ruby Lang. We talk about her new book House Rules, why she prefers writing novellas and (most importantly) New York real estate! 

Find Ruby-

Instagram @ruby.lang

Twitter @RubeLang

Facebook @RubyLangWrites

Cheap Old Houses Instagram @cheapoldhouses

Ruby's Books:

Acute ReactionsPractice Perfect: The Complete SeriesPlaying HouseOpen House House RulesThe Uptown Collection 
Ruby's Novella Recs:
 
A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong - Cecilia GrantA Midnight Feast - Emma Barry, Genevieve TurnerGrounded For Christmas - Savannah J FriersonOne Masked Night - Beverly Jenkins

Books Mentioned:

Night of The Phantom - Anne Stuart Bridget Jone's Diary - Helen FieldingLord of Scoundrels - Loretta ChaseCinderella Deal - Jennifer CruiseBet Me - Jennifer Cruise

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Feb 14 2020

56mins

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Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein, Episode 57

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This week we read Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein and wow... just wow.

Read:

Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein

Listen:

Yuck - Glow & Behold (Spotify)

Watch:

Shrill - Season 2 (Hulu)

This episode is brought to you by Kensington’s newest title from Cheris Hodges, OWNER OF A BROKEN HEART

Sportswriter Nina Richardson had the perfect life away from her family’s famous shadow. But a social media blowup and rejection by her boyfriend brought her back to their peaceful Charleston, South Carolina B&B to figure out what went wrong. So there’s no way she’s going to trust the crazy-hot sparks flying between her and handsome new employee Clinton Jefferson. It’s just reckless, rip-his-clothes-off, one-night-and-forget-it lust—right?

You can find OWNER OF A BROKEN HEART by Cheris Hodges wherever books are sold. Find out more at Kensingtonbooks.com.

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Feb 12 2020

55mins

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February Preview Episode

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It's February and we're reading two books and watching a movie! 

Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (Netflix)

Act Like It by Lucy Parker

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Feb 05 2020

8mins

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Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 56

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This week we read the LAST Hathaways Book, Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas. We say goodbye to the Hathaways and rank our top Kleypas heroes and heroines! It's a fun one!

Read:

Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

Watch:

Succession (HBO)

Dickinson (Apple TV+)

This episode is brought to you by Kensington’s newest title from Alexandra Ivy, INTENDED VICTIM. 

New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy delivers a novel of romantic suspense about a vicious killer who attempts to punish the one that got away. It’s a creepy tale with a hot hero in law enforcement and a feisty heroine aiming to stay out of the killer’s clutches.

You can find INTENDED VICTIM by Alexandra Ivy wherever books are sold. Find out more at Kensingtonbooks.com.

This episode is also sponsored by LOLA. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter TROPES when you subscribe!

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Jan 29 2020

1hr 5mins

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Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 55

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This week we read Book 4 of the Hathaways Series, Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas. We talked about how nonchalant the Hathaways are, if Clayton remembers various escaped animal headlines and Dodger. Frickin' Dodger.

Read:

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

Watch:

Cheer (Netflix)

This episode is sponsored by LOLA. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter TROPES when you subscribe!

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Jan 22 2020

57mins

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Tempt Me At Twilight by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 54

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This week we read Tempt Me At Twilight by Lisa Kleypas, Book 3 of the Hathaways Series. Join us!

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Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas

The Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy

Listen:

Mannequin P---y - Drunk II (Spotify)

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Jan 15 2020

43mins

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Little Women (2019) Movie Review

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(Spoiler Warning: If you haven't seen the movie yet, go see it, then listen!)

Erin, Clayton and Producer Patty saw Greta Gerwig's Little Women (2019) starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Timothee Chalamet. Is it a masterpiece? Find out in this special Friday Bonus Episode!

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Jan 10 2020

34mins

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Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas (w/ Kate Clayborn) Episode 53

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We're back with Book 2 of The Hathaways Series, Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas, and we have a special guest! Author Kate Clayborn joins us to talk about her new book Love Lettering, Virgin River (Spoiler Alert) and all things Kleypas!

(Also, we had a few audio issues this episode, so our apologies.)

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Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Listen: 

OnWriting (iTunes)

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Movie Premieres Unlimited

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Jan 08 2020

1hr 22mins

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Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 52

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This week we ring in the New Year with Mine Till Midnight, Book 1 of The Hathaways Series by Lisa Kleypas!

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Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

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Wild Rose (Hulu)

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Harry Styles - Fine Line (Spotify)

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Jan 01 2020

1hr 2mins

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Virgin River Season 1 (Netflix Series) Review + Listener Questions!

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WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!

It's our first annual Tipsy Episode and we watched Virgin River Season 1, based on the books by Robyn Carr. We talked about Mel vs. Charmaine, how much Brady sucks and Jack's hair... his luscious, luscious hair.

Plus, Listener Questions! 

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Virgin River (Netflix)

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Dec 31 2019

1hr 4mins

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January Preview Episode

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January is Hathaways Month! 

To kick off 2020 right, we're reading every book in the five book Hathaways series by Lisa Kleypas! It's gonna be so much fun!

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Mine Till MidnightSeduce Me at SunriseTempt Me at TwilightMarried by MorningLove in the Afternoon

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Dec 25 2019

6mins

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A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas, Episode 51

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Because Clayton was good all year, this week we read A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas and talked about the Feast of Seven Fishes, Make-It Gifts and The Stony Cross Park Interactive Experience.

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A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

Watch:

Virgin River (Netflix) 

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John Denver And The Muppets: A Christmas Together (Spotify)

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Dec 24 2019

55mins

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The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston, Episode 50

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This week we read The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston and talked about shirtless Hollister models, how the Crows need to work on their onboarding process, and whether or not this is even a Romance (!)

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The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

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First Aid Kit (Spotify)

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Emmylou Harris moved to tears by First Aid Kit at Polar Music Prize (Youtube)

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Dec 18 2019

48mins

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Awesome for Romance Nerds!

By EmiSally1357 - Jan 27 2020
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Love hearing your opinions! I can binge these episodes for hours. Please check out Gabriel’s Inferno! It’s by Sylvain Reynard and totally different from your other reads! Totally wanna hear your opinions!

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By ctapiau - Aug 28 2019
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I like everything about the podcast!