Episode Summary

In this fourth edition of What We're Reading, we're joined by special guest Eva Moore! Eva is an author and admin of OSRBC (Old School Romance Book Club) on Facebook and one of the founders of a new book club on Instagram called Romanced by the Book.

Episode Notes

In this fourth edition of What We're Reading, we're joined by special guest Eva Moore! Eva is an author and admin of OSRBC (Old School Romance Book Club) on Facebook and one of the founders of a new book club on Instagram called Romanced by the Book.

How has everyone been? We've been rage baking and fantasizing about punching all the dicks. Seriously, guys. Group hug.

Recs we're looking for:

Anything that smashes the patriarchy

F/F romance

 

Life updates:

Sarah has been cat sitting and has started writing a new book (a science fiction Gothic romance!). Jenny took a whirlwind trip to Scotland to see family. Z got her first two teeth!

Books mentioned in this episode:

  • The Beyond Series by Kit Rocha
  • Gideon's Riders by Kit Rocha
    • Sarah's rage read/therapy
    • Sexy post apocalyptic series
    • All the characters are trauma survivors finding happiness, but the writing doesn't linger on the trauma
  • Earth Bound by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner
  • Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey
    • Contemp cop romance
    • cute, funny, outside of Sarah's normal reads, but she's enjoying
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwaub
    • Not a romance--fantasy exploring villainy
    • X-Men-esque plot with two super genius characters who begin as friends and become arch enemies
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
    • Rumplestiltskin retelling
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
    • Jenny will discuss in next WWR episode
  • Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
  • The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne
    • Book one features a deeply tortured hero who escapes prison and assumes a dead boy's name. The boy was not really dead. He's found with amnesia and is the hero of this book
    • He wakes up in a mass grave with no memory of who he is
    • Feels like he doesn't deserve the heroine who saves him and he fixates on her
  • Magic Harvest by Mary Karlik
  • Scoring the Player's Baby by Naima Simone
    • 3rd book in the WAGs series
    • Heroine who wants nothing to do with football players after her asshole football player exhusband. Has a one night stand with the hero without knowing he's a football player and ends up pregnant.
    • EVERYONE loves this book.
  • Cherish Me by Farrah Rochon
    • Set in Rome
    • Marriage redemption plot
    • "Loving, kind book"
  • Hold Me Down by Sarah Taylor Woods
    • BDSM romance
    • Other people have called it one of their best books of 2018
    • Sexy, hot hero,
    • Angsty
  • Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
  • A Crown of Bitter Orange by Laura Florand
    • Set in the south of France in perfume territory
    • Cousins trying to hold on to the family land, family grows flowers and produces perfume
    • Follows youngest cousin, Tristan, who does adventure sports and is dismissed by everyone but has a phenomenal nose
    • Falls for woman who comes for a line of traitors to his family
    • Only one who really sees him for who he is
  • A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole (check out our interview with Alyssa!)
    • Silver fox Scottish swordsmith hero
    • Heroine with ADHD who underestimates herself
    • Super sexy consent
  • A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
    • Dark, heavy, but super powerful story that revolves around domestic violence
    • Empowering
    • Set in the world of the NBA
  • Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan
    • Enemies to lovers sports romance
    • Kennedy Ryan is a fucking goddess
    • There are writers who push me to be better. And then there are writers like Kennedy Ryan who make me want to stop writing because I will never be that good!"
    • Curvy heroine grappling with insecurity
  • Single Malt by Layla Rayne
    • Three book series that follows the same couple
    • Eva trusts her implicitly to pick her back up after she's been dropped off the cliff
  • For Real by Alexis Hall
    • Seasoned sub who has just gotten out of a relationship with younger, brand new Dom
    • May/December M/M
  • A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe (check out our interview with Joanna!)
    • Gilded Age romance with a deaf hero
    • Jenny's favorite of Shupe's books!
  • For the Duke's Eyes Only by Lenora Bell (check out our interview with Lenora!)
    • Lady Indy's story
    • super strong feminist heroine who does not give a fuck
    • Enemies to lovers feel
    • James Bond meets Indiana Jones with a badass heroine
  • The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (check out our interview with Tessa!)
    • Jenny's favorite Tessa Dare
    • funny, heartwarming, sexy, emotional, exsquisite
  • All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan (check out our interview with Sophie!)
    • Heroine is nurse volunteering at a prison where there's a riot and they plan on harming the her. Hero gets himself beaten to get back into the infirmary to save her.
    • Sophie Jordan brand: batshit plot point (woman being auctioned as a wife in the town square, family curse, prison riot) as a meet cute that then forms into an authentic narrative.
    • Bonkers Alpha hero who fulfills the classic damsel in distress trope
  • Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
    • Ex con who gets out and is trying to live by the rules
    • Ends up living in garage of single mom heroine
  • Ransom by Julie Garwood

som by Julie Garwood You can find Eva on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

 

 

About the Show

Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".