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Heaving Bosoms

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Best friends and romance lovers, Erin and Melody, recap romance novels from a comedic, open-hearted feminist, sex-positive perspective! Giggling, tangents, and sincere joy abound! We take ourselves VERY seriously.

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Ep. 246 - Fire Island Part 1 (Movie!)

June 27th, 2022

1:17:42

Hey everyone! Holly, Sara, Nat, and Mel are here to recap Fire Island on Hulu. And we loved it so much that it's gonna be two parts! This is the best …

Ep. 245 - Regarding the Duke by Grace Callaway

June 20th, 2022

1:39:32

HEY HBs! Holly and Nat our here with Regarding the Duke by Grace Callaway! Our first AMNESIA BOOK. But, we have some content warnings. This book …

Ep. 244 - The Best Man (Movie)

June 13th, 2022

1:43:10

Oh heyyyy! Bree Hill from The Categorically Romance podcast and @bree.unabashedly on Instagram is here to help Mel recap The Best Man! Woo, this movie is soooo 1999 and it took us back. Terrence Howard is smizing all …

Ep. 243 - Conquered by the Alien Warrior by Hope Hart

June 6th, 2022

1:24:38

Helloooooooo! It's Mel's favorite time! It's ALIEN TIME!!! Boy are Nat and Mel here to piece together world-building that's been established over an entire series... because this is the final book! Mel still loved it, …

Ep. 242 - ENCORE! A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

May 30th, 2022

1:34:06

Oh hello! Mel's brother's wedding was the weekend before she moved her whole house and family and life. In other words, things are nuts over here! So …

Ep. 241 - Interview with Bridgerton Author Julia Quinn!

May 23rd, 2022

32:05

Julia Quinn, author of the Bridgerton Novels, stopped by Heaving Bosoms to chat all about MISS BUTTERWORTH AND THE MAD BARON! It's the new graphic …

Ep. 240 - The Billionaire's Wake-Up-Call Girl by Annika Martin (Part 2)

May 16th, 2022

57:49

Here is part 2 of Annika Martin's The Billionaire's Wake-Up-Call Girl! Nat and Sara deep dive into what the definition of a "perfect summer walking skirt is", there are CUCUMBERY dicks(??), they still love this book, …

Ep. 239 - The Billionaire's Wake-Up-Call Girl by Annika Martin (Part 1)

May 9th, 2022

1:16:49

Ooooooh, Nat and Sara are here to recap The Billionaire's Wake-Up-Call Girl! This steamy contemporary has been on the list for a while and they do it justice! Plus, ferret stories!

Next week you get part 2, but PATRONS

Erin's Not-Goodbye

May 3rd, 2022

7:41

Hey Pals, some shit has gone down in Erin's world and there's just no way she can be a main pillar of the podcast anymore. She's healthy, she'll be ok, but she needs to focus on her. So, she's still part of the …

Ep. 238 - Really Love with Kenya Goree-Bell

May 2nd, 2022

1:32:53

Hey HBs!!! Kenya Goree-Bell is here to recap the Netflix movie Really Love! Ooooh, an artist and a law student are falling in love in this moody indie film set in DC. And it's delicious!

Bonus Content: the glory of …

Ep. 237 - Morning Glory Milking Farm by CM Nascosta! (Part 2)

April 25th, 2022

59:22

Oh heeeeyyyyyy! Sarah Wendell is back to finish up Morning Glory Milking Farm by CM Nascosta! Part 2 heats up hard!!! We've got more fantasy-world fetishes, an incredibly deliberate hero, great communication, and a …

Ep. 236 - Morning Glory Milking Farm by CM Nascosta! (Part 1)

April 18th, 2022

1:07:09

Hey HBs! Sarah Wendell is here to swoon and geek the hell out with Melody. Did you think a book that's grounded in minotaur hand jobs would be an …

Ep. 235 - The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood with Overdue!

April 11th, 2022

1:53:01

The boys are back in town! The Overdue Boys, that is! Craig and Andrew join us to recap Ali Hazelwood's The Love Hypothesis and we are delighted from start to finish. Get ready for Reylo parallels, Flintstones …

Ep. 234 - Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

April 4th, 2022

2:08:14

Ohhh HELLOOOO! It's our St. Vincent's Day episode! Happy St. Vincent Day! All three bosoms are here to venerate Silver Fox St. Vincent, also known as the Duke of Kingston. What are names in England Times, anyway? Evie …

Ep. 233 - ENCORE! Devil In Winter (Part 1)

March 28th, 2022

1:28:49

In the lead up to our most hallowed holiday, St. Vincent's Day, we're releasing the episode where we were introduced to our favorite hero in the …

Ep. 232 - Melting Point by Kate Meader

March 21st, 2022

1:33:30

Oh Hey HBs!

Nat and Erin are here with a M/M firefighter-chef romance. Which we really wanted to like. But unfortunately, it wasn't everything we wanted it to be. We're bringing you Melting Point by Kate Meader and it …

Ep. 231 - One True Pairing by Cathy Yardley

March 14th, 2022

1:38:09

Hey HBs! Sara Whitney is here to geek out with Melody! We recap One True Pairing by Cathy Yardley and get to talk all about fandom, conventions, gothabilly style, and the Supernatural boys. There's grifting! It's SO …

Ep. 230 - Something Fabulous by Alexis Hall!

March 7th, 2022

1:55:06

Hey y'all! Nat and Mel are here to recap Something Fabulous by Alexis Hall! It was one of the January ARCs for Bonkers Romance Book Club and it's SO …

It's Fundraiser Time!!!

March 3rd, 2022

6:34

Hey HBs! It's time for our annual Patreon fundraiser! This year, because the need is so immediate, we're going to front a donation in anticipation of at least matching the amount we've raised in the past! This week, …

Ep. 229 - Untamed Heart with Sally Thorne!

February 28th, 2022

1:50:30

Oh hey pals! Sally Thorne joined Erin and Mel to recap the 90's masterpiece Untamed Heart. Marisa Tomei does a masterclass in turning an odd-ball …

Ep. 228 - Beyond the Lights with Naima Simone!

February 21st, 2022

2:07:52

Hey HBs! Naima Simone is here! She and Mel gush about the most perfect movie in the whole world: Beyond the Lights! Between Gugu Mbatha-Raw (who sang …

Ep. 227 - Hiatus Roundup!

February 14th, 2022

54:14

Hey HBs! We're back from hiatus! In this episode, Erin and Mel embrace a few more Reading Embrace finishers, chat about what Mel she read over hiatus, read some listener emails, and make a big announcement!

Bonus …

Ep. 226 - ENCORE! From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata (Part 1)

February 7th, 2022

1:41:43

Hey HBs! In this, the last week of our 2022 hiatus, we're celebrating the start of the Winter Olympics with part 1 of From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata! This ice skating enemies to lovers made us both do several …

Ep. 225 - ENCORE! Bully by Penelope Douglas (Part 1)

January 31st, 2022

1:57:57

Hey HBs! We're here with part 1 of Bully by Penelope Douglas. It's a new adult romance between middle-aged-sounding high schoolers who used to be …

Ep. 224 - ENCORE! Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (Part 1)

January 24th, 2022

1:25:22

Hey HBs! Come enjoy part 1 of REBEL by Beverly Jenkins! We've got a teacher who's calling in life is to help as newly-free people learn to read and write as possible and the dashing Captain who just wants to support her …

Ep. 223 - ENCORE! Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (Part 1)

January 17th, 2022

1:26:06

Hello from hiatus! We're here with Melody's obsession STRANGE LOVE by Ann Aguirre. An alien romance with a talking dog! Effortless inclusivity! A pairing competition that's as if Gladiator and Love Island had a baby! …

Ep. 222 - HB Reading Embrace 2021

January 10th, 2022

49:51

Hey HBs! YOU CAME THROUGH AGAIN! AND YOU'RE GETTING SNUZZLED FOR IT! In today's episode Erin and Mel explain the embrace and then get down to the business of shouting out the hundreds of participants in this year's HB …

Ep. 221 - Roller Girl by Vanessa North (Encore!)

January 3rd, 2022

1:52:09

Hey y'all! It's time for an encore episode: Roller Girl by Vanessa North! We will be back next week with our annual Reading Embrace episode, but we …

Ep. 220 - The Hating Game (Movie)

December 27th, 2021

1:56:26

Hey HBs! This week we're throwing out the script and subbing in The Hating Game movie! Life made reading hard recently, so we decided to treat ourselves to a visual delight! We loved this adaptation of Sally Thorne's …

Ep. 219 - Princess Switch 3 (Netflix Movie)

December 20th, 2021

1:43:41

Oh it's Princess Switch 3, Switched into Infinity! That's right, Vanessa Hudgens is back as Stacey, Margaret, and the real star of the show: FIONA.

Bonus Content: Blonde Hairs the Lame Prince... same guy?, Beard Hairs …

Ep. 218 - Single All The Way (Netflix Movie)

December 13th, 2021

1:34:27

Hey HBs! It's our first Netflix Christmas movie of the year! Single All the Way is SO FUN! We bow down to Jennifer Coolidge and this lighthearted …

Ep. 217 - Eight Cozy Nights by Julia Wolf

December 6th, 2021

1:06:46

Happy Hanukkah, HBs! We've got a wonderful, zero-conflict novella that actually features Hanukkah. Like, on the page! It's truly wonderful, plus …

Ep. 216 - A Thanksgiving to Remember by Margaret Watson

November 29th, 2021

1:52:42

It's inspirational Thanksgiving romance time!!! This year we've got a virginal nurse and an amnesiac maybe criminal. And a mystery. And a PROWLER. Need we say more?

Bonus Content:

Amazing book cover photoshop, is it …

Ep. 215 - Encore! Thanksgiving Groom by Brenda Minton

November 22nd, 2021

2:01:32

Hey HBs! It's Thanksgiving week for us Americans! That means a special encore episode of a favorite Thanksgiving book! This one features an heiress determined to prove her worth in the Alaskan wilderness and a lawyer …

Ep. 214 - Jane Eyre with Vanessa Zoltan!

November 15th, 2021

2:09:45

Hey HBs, Vanessa Zoltan joins us to chat all about Jane Eyre, the absence of Michael Fassbender's penis, and so much more!

Make sure to check out …

Ep. 213 - Mission Her Protection by Anna Hackett

November 8th, 2021

1:34:16

Hey HBs!!!!!! It's our annual Veteran's Day event! I hope you're ready for an action-packed ride complete with roof dives and murder yetis! Mission: Her Protection was a super fun romp with a scientist heroine and an …

Ep. 212 - Encore! Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade

November 1st, 2021

1:23:04

Hey HBs, it's our first sexy ghost!!!! Come join us for Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade. It's a lovely tale of a ghost who falls in love with the woman who lives in the apartment he's haunting and gets the 24 hours of …

Ep. 211 - The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

October 25th, 2021

1:22:12

Happy Spoooooky Season, HBs! We're recapping The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling! We've got a couple of witches, an accidental curse, and chemistry that hasn't diminished in the 9 years they've been apart. Second chance …

Ep. 210 - Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies with Clyve Rose

October 18th, 2021

1:14:01

Hey y'all! Clyve Rose joins Melody to recap the movie Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies! Come to England Times Zombie Apocalypse and do some deadly arts with us! Plus, the best version of the proposal/refusal scene that's …

Ep. 209 - 4th Podiversary!

October 11th, 2021

1:33:04

Happy 4th Podiversary, Listener! We're 4 years old! Also, American HBs, Happy Indigenous People's Day! 

In this episode, Erin does her State of the …

Ep. 208 - Love's Serenade by Sheryl Lister

October 4th, 2021

1:40:32

Hey everyone! This week we've got a super sweet novella called Love's Serenade by Sheryl Lister. It wasn't a home run for us, but we loved being thoroughly steeped in 1920's Harlem as we watched Leigh and Miles find …

Ep. 207 - He's All That with Jenny Nordbak

September 27th, 2021

2:03:29

Hey HBs! Another friend is here! Jenny Nordbak joins Erin and Melody to discuss her new podcast Bonkers Romance and her romance debut HIS LEADING LADY. She's releasing a scorchingly hot contemporary romance about a …

Bonus Bosoms - Bonkers Romance Ep. 1: "The Tightrope"

September 24th, 2021

41:13

BONKERS ROMANCE IS BORN TODAY! Heaving Bosoms has a sister podcast! Mel's new team-up with Jenny Nordbak is barrels of fun, so check it out!

You can listen on all platforms!

Check out their website here

And make sure to …

Ep. 206 - Miss Congeniality with Alexis Daria

September 20th, 2021

1:42:46

Hey HBs! Alexis Daria is here to tell us all about her new release, A Lot Like Adios! It's the second in her Primas of Power series and IT'S DELICIOUS! Second chance romance, family redemption, fan fiction, and super …

Ep. 205 - Taking on the Billionaire by Robin Covington

September 13th, 2021

1:39:29

Hey HBs! We're here with a delicious own voices category romance: Taking On The Billionaire by Robin Covington! Tess is a private investigator with a vendetta and penchant for giving everyone competence boners, …

Ep. 204 - A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole (PART 1) Rerelease

September 6th, 2021

1:34:13

Hey HB's! In honor of our second virtual book club on patreon, we're rereleasing Part 1 of Alyssa Cole's A Princess In Theory. It's Book 1 of her …

Ep. 203 - Heart of Thorns by Sarah Piper with Kim Loraine

August 30th, 2021

1:21:47

Hey HBs! This week Melody is joined by Kim Loraine, author of the Ryker Ranch series and audiobook producer! She brought us a delicious audiobook, HEART OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah Piper! There's Vampires, there's …

Ep. 202 - The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (PART 2)

August 23rd, 2021

1:34:54

Hey beautiful Listener! We're back with Part 2 of The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Gah! It's so beautiful! In the second half we get to see …

Ep. 201 - The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

August 16th, 2021

1:36:05

Hey HBs! We're here with one of the most beautifully crafted books we've ever read. YA romance The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson is a gorgeous …

Ep. 200 - Moonglow by Kristen Callihan with Overdue!

August 9th, 2021

1:59:07

Hey HBs! We've got a special crossover episode this week! It's Overdue Bosoms! The guys from the Overdue podcast joined us to recap Moonglow by Kristen Callihan. We had a blast with Craig and Andrew, talking about …

Ep. 199 - Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt

August 2nd, 2021

2:01:23

Hey HBs! This week we’ve got a fabulously bonkers historical romance, Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt. There’s a fancy blackmail-loving duke who’s been …

Ep. 198 - Keeping the Faith with Andie J. Christopher!

July 26th, 2021

1:25:36

Hey y'all! Andie J. Christopher is here to talk about her new release Hot Under His Collar and recap the 2001 romcom Keeping the Faith! Are there …

Ep. 197 - Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen (PART 2)

July 19th, 2021

1:20:45

Hey y'all! It's Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen part 2! Plus, Bat Cave musings, requests for super hero romances, pool floaty fart sounds, and so much …

Ep. 196 - Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen (PART 1)

July 12th, 2021

1:28:53

Hey HBs! It's time for part 1 of Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen! We've got a hockey-loving office manager with a serious TBI and the billionaire boss who wants to take care of her. But will the increased proximity be too …

Ep. 195 - Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross with Wildly Tarot!

July 5th, 2021

2:00:34

Hey HBs! Holly and Esther are here from the Wildly Tarot podcast! We chat all about their new book, The History of Tarot Art: Demystifying the Art …

Ep. 194 - Barbarian's Mate by Ruby Dixon (Ice Planet Barbarians Rerelease)

June 21st, 2021

2:01:14

Hey HB's! We heard BookTok made a revolutionary discovery recently, so we're here to celebrate all new readers of the Ice Planet Universe …

Ep. 193 - About Time with Make Out Already!

June 14th, 2021

1:22:02

Hey y'all! Liz and Meg from Make Out Already podcast is here with Mel to recap feel good movie About Time! 

Bonus Content: Star Wars pairings, Fleabag spoilers, Andie J. Christopher's upcoming release Hot Under His …

Ep. 192 - The Mummy Returns with Katee Robert!

June 7th, 2021

1:54:35

Hey HBs, KATEE ROBERT is back! We're talking all about her newest release Neon Gods (a smoking hot Hades and Persephone retelling complete with BOASTFUL FLOORS) and recapping The Mummy Returns! 

Bonus Content: The Rock …

Ep. 191 - The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan (PART 2)

May 31st, 2021

1:27:30

Hey Everyone! We're here with part 2 of The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan! Chloe and Jeremy are the CUTEST and the SWOONIEST and we're completely enchanted. Chloe's going to learn to accept help in her quest to …

Ep. 190 - The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan (PART 1)

May 24th, 2021

1:34:09

Hey everyone! We're here with The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan! We LOVED this fabulous historical about an ambitious, list-loving heroine named …

Ep. 189 - Flirting with Forever by Cara Bastone (PART 2)

May 17th, 2021

1:36:06

Hey HBs! It's part 2 of Flirting with Forever! Mary and John and have a lot of misunderstandings, but BOY are they going to figure things out and rub up on each other. Sometimes they rub up on each other before things …

Ep. 188 - Flirting with Forever by Cara Bastone (PART 1)

May 10th, 2021

1:38:27

Hey y'all! We're here with part one of Flirting with Forever by Cara Bastone! In this episode, Melody is a big nit-pick and Erin is an enthusiastic stan, but we both LOVED the book! We've got a grumpy Public Defender …

Ep. 187 - Match Play by Merline Lovelace with Erin and Cole!

May 3rd, 2021

1:59:50

Hey HBs! We usually don't say this, but today, we truly read this book so you don't have to. DON'T BUY OR READ THIS BOOK. There's anti-Asian racism …

Ep. 186 - The Mummy with Katee Robert (RERELASE)

April 26th, 2021

1:58:22

Hey HBs! Brendan Fraser has gotten some well-deserved love on romance twitter of late, thanks to Charlotte Stein, so we're adding our own fawning to the pile! In this rerelease, Katee Robert joins Mel to recap The …

Ep. 185 - The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning with Lauren!

April 19th, 2021

1:34:47

Hey HBs! We have a special guest to recap The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning. It's a paranormal historical that is delightfully bonkers in …

Ep. 184 - Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

April 12th, 2021

1:38:49

Hey HBs! This week, we recap Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh! It's the first book in her famous Psy-Changeling series. Sascha is a broken psy who feels things, and Lucas is a werepanter who needs to find the psy …

Ep. 183 - St. Vincent Day with Jenny and Andie!

April 2nd, 2021

52:37

Hey HBs! You're getting next week's episode early BECAUSE IT'S ST. VINCENT DAY! Jenny Nordbak and Andie J. Christopher join us to swoon over St. Vincent. 

Topics Include: 

- Why St. Vincent is the best

- How to …

Ep. 182 - Band Baaja Baaraat with Alisha Rai!

March 29th, 2021

1:35:58

Alisha Rai is here to usher us into a Bollywood obsession! Band Baaja Baaraat is the perfect first-timer's movie. Two college kids decide to start a …

Ep. 181 - The Roommate by Rosie Danan (PART 2)

March 22nd, 2021

1:37:53

Hey y'all! We're back with the conclusion to The Roommate by Rosie Danan! Their pleasure education website, shameless, is in production and these two crazy kids won't realize they're mutually pining. And the reader is …

Ep. 180 - The Roommate by Rosie Danan (PART 1)

March 15th, 2021

1:28:55

Hey HBs! We're here with part 1 of THE ROOMMATE by Rosie Danan! We each read this book over hiatus and LOVED IT, so we decided to cover it for y'all! We've got Clara, an East Coast blue blood who is completely …

Ep. 179 - Crash Landing On You (Ep 1) with Lo and Kate Clayborn!

March 8th, 2021

1:13:38

Whoooaaaa! Lo of Christina Lauren and Kate Clayborn stopped by to introduce us to our brand new obsession, Crash Landing On You! This K-drama has …

Ep. 178 - Sylvie's Love with Dani!

March 1st, 2021

1:53:29

Hey Listener! This week Melody is joined by Dani from Black Chick Lit and Ice Planet Podcasts to recap the film Sylvie's Love. It stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomughda and is supported by Regé-Jean Page (from …

Ep. 177 - Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas (PART 3)

February 22nd, 2021

1:32:04

Hey HBs, it's the fabulous conclusion to Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas! St. Vincent is a big hero and Evie is the perfect sickbed caretaker …

Ep. 176 - Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (PART 2)

February 15th, 2021

1:29:14

Hey HBs! It's The Lord St. Vincent PART 2! In which the marriage is CONSUMATED, they finish their roadtrip, Evie is in big danger, and the couple strikes a bargain: 3 months of celibacy for lifelong sexytimes and …

Ep. 175 - Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas (PART 1)

February 8th, 2021

1:27:52

We're back from hiatus with the best book everrrr, Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas. We have been introduced to our favorite hero in the whole …

Ep. 174 - The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (Rerelease)

February 1st, 2021

2:05:04

Hey HBs! On this last week of hiatus, we're bringing you Tessa Dare's The Duchess Deal! This episode was the birth of recurring bits like Queen Bird, Darkwing Duke, Werecunt, and more. It was originally aired in 2 …

Ep. 173 - The Red by Tiffany Reisz (RERELEASE)

January 25th, 2021

1:42:21

Hey HBs, happy third week of hiatus! We're bringing one of our faves in the back catalogue. THE RED by Tiffany Reisz! It's an erotic fantasy novel about a fiery gallery owner who's in debt and on the brink of losing …

Ep. 172 - After We Fall by Melanie Harlow (RERELEASE)

January 18th, 2021

1:41:01

Hey HB's! This week we read After We Fall by Melanie Harlow. It's a contemporary novel with a soul-searching, rich girl heroine and an emotionally …

Ep. 171 - The Covert Captain by Jeannelle M. Ferreira (PART 1) RERELEASE

January 11th, 2021

1:28:32

Hey HBs! It's week one of our winter hiatus! We're here with The Covert Captain, or A Marriage of Equals by Jeanelle M. Ferreira, a historical that's so historical, even two ladies who can read and understand …

Ep. 170 - HB Reading Embrace 2020

January 4th, 2021

1:22:58

Hey HBs! It's time for the 2020 HB Reading Embrace HUGFEST!!! That's right, you're about to get the congratulatory snuggle of your lifetime! In this …

Ep. 169 - The Princess Switch: Switched Again!

December 28th, 2020

1:48:23

Hey HBs! It's time for Princess Switch: Switched Again! Vanessa Hudgens is back TIMES THREE to bring us more ridiculous Christmas antics. The gang is …

Ep. 168 - Mangos & Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera

December 21st, 2020

1:28:38

Hey HBs! We're here with Mel's new favorite holiday novella Mangos & Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera! It's a novella set in the midst of a TV …

Ep. 167 - Operation Christmas Drop with Christina Lauren!

December 14th, 2020

1:26:32

Hey HBs! It's the start of our Christmas movie/book extravaganza, and what better way to kick it off than with FAMOUS CELEBRITIES?! Christina and Lo of Christina Lauren join Erin and Melody to talk all about Netflix …

Ep. 166 - Holiday By Candlelight by Laurel Greer

December 7th, 2020

1:49:15

Oh hey HBs! It's almost the start of Hanukkah, so we wanted to read an appropriate book to honor the holiday! We chose Holiday by Candlelight by …

Ep. 165 - Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich (RERELEASE)

November 30th, 2020

1:50:31

Hey HBs! We're so thankful to and for you, listener, no matter where you're from. So why not stay in the Thanksgiving spirit?! We bring you a …

Ep. 164 - Thanksgiving Groom by Brenda Minton

November 23rd, 2020

2:00:06

Hey HBs! It's Thanksgiving week for us Americans! That means special Thanksgiving books for you! This one features an heiress determined to prove her worth in the Alaskan wilderness and a lawyer with *deep* *dark* …

Ep. 163 - In The Company of Women by Kate Christie (PART 2)

November 16th, 2020

1:13:31

Hey HBs! It's part 2 of In the Company of Women by Kate Christie! We get more WW2 Women's Army Corps goodness and an HEA! Plus, 1994 classic Nell, dumb inspirational posters, and more! 

Lady Loves: 

Erin: Tazo Dessert …

Ep. 162 - In The Company of Women by Kate Christie (PART 1)

November 9th, 2020

1:35:11

Hey HBs! It's Veteran's Day! So, we're coming at you with a super sweet lesbian romance set in World War 2! It's a book that really immerses you in the times, plus lady smooching! 

Bonus Content: we're a mess (no, but …

Ask-A-Badass HB 25 - Jessica A!

November 4th, 2020

37:30

HEY VOTING HBs!!!!! It's election day and if you've cast your ballot already, we admire you!! Maybe you need something to listen to in the poll line! …

Ep. 161 - Notting Hill with Erin and Cole!

November 2nd, 2020

2:26:18

Hey HBs! We've got a special episode brought to you by The Cigarette Burns Podcast! Erin and Cole chat all about Notting Hill! 

“I’m just a girl…” …

Ep. 160 - Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade

October 26th, 2020

1:19:22

Hey HBs, it's our first sexy ghost!!!! Come join us for Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade. It's a lovely tale of a ghost who falls in love with the woman who lives in the apartment he's haunting and gets the 24 hours of …

Ep. 159 - Nicholas (Lords of the Satyr) by Elizabeth Amber with Sarah Wendell!

October 19th, 2020

2:19:51

Sarah Wendell is here! That's right, the resident Smart Bitch who loves Trashy Books is on Heaving Bosoms! She introduces Melody to the wonders that is the Lords of the Satyr series with NICHOLAS by Elizabeth Amber. …

Ep. 158 - Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

October 12th, 2020

1:49:12

Hey HBs! We're here with Pestilence by Laura Thalassa. It's a romance between a regular-every-gal and one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The …

Ep. 157 - 3rd Podiversary!

October 5th, 2020

1:41:17

Hey Listener, it's our 3rd Podiversary!!! You know what that means: it's time for Erin's State of the Podcast Address, emails from YOU, many rounds of Fuck Marry Kill, and more! Thank you so much for making this podcast …

Ep. 156 - You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (PART 2)

September 28th, 2020

1:29:18

Hey HBs! It's part 2 of You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria. Jasmine and Ashton are navigating the perilous worlds of celebrity and love …

Ep. 155 - You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (PART 1)

September 21st, 2020

1:33:08

Hey HBs! Were you in a reading slump? Well, you're not anymore! You Had Me at Hola is such a delicious, heartfelt, funny read from start to finish …

Ep. 154 - Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer (PART 2)

September 14th, 2020

2:03:40

Hey HBs. Hello! You're back for part 2! Will these two crazy kids make it? Oh you know they *do* but now we know so much more about the cars that get …

Ep. 153 - Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

September 7th, 2020

1:51:11

Hey HBs! We've got part 1 of Midnight Sun for you! It's Twilight from Edward's perspective! In this edition, it's Twilight except with more burning stink and 400 extra pages of Rosalie conversations, teenage inner …

Ep. 152 - Belle with Bea Koch!

August 31st, 2020

1:53:34

Hey HBs! Bea Koch of The Ripped Bodice stopped by to chat about her debut book Mad & Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency, and reviewed the movie Belle with Melody! The movie is a gorgeous take on the life of Dido …

Ep. 151 - Act Like It by Lucy Parker

August 24th, 2020

1:58:01

Hey HBs! We've gone to THE THEATRE with Act Like It by Lucy Parker. This enemies to lovers, fake relationship novel between two West End actors is a big swoon! 

Bonus Content: Melody is a professional, Erin's mom needs …

Ep. 150 - Psycho Stripper (Formerly Patreon-Only!)

August 17th, 2020

50:24

Hey HBs! We needed a break, but we thought y'all should still have new content, so here is part 1 of our recap of the Lifetime thriller, PSYCHO …

Ask-A-Badass HB 24: Anthony and Liz!

August 14th, 2020

35:58

For any longstanding HBs, Anthony S and Liz S have been a beacon of love, support, and kindness to each other and to the rest of the cult. Natalie …

Ep. 149 - Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey

August 10th, 2020

2:46:11

Hey HBs! We've got Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey for you. We have to be honest, this re-defines the term "hate episode." This is an erotica novel from the first person perspective of a woman, written by man. You wanted …

Ep. 148 - Roller Girl by Vanessa North

August 3rd, 2020

1:49:14

Hey y'all! It's Roller Girl by Vanessa North! This feel-good lesbian romance between a trans athlete and a plumber/roller derby coach is exactly what …

Ep. 147 - Clueless with Suzanne Park!

July 27th, 2020

1:40:29

Hey HBs! It's another boring episode of Heaving Bosoms..... AS IF!! Melody is joined by author Suzanne Park to recap the 1995 classic CLUELESS! Get ready for a big nostalgia recap! Check out Suzanne's work, The Perfect …

Ep. 146 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 2)

July 20th, 2020

2:05:06

Hey HBs! We're back with part 2 of Strange Love by Ann Aguirre! Beryl and Zylar have to get through the rest of The Choosing while overcoming Ryzven's egomaniacal antics at every turn! Plus, they figure out how to sex …

Ep. 145 - Strange Love by Ann Aguirre (PART 1)

July 13th, 2020

1:22:43

Hey HBs! We're here with Melody's new obsession STRANGE LOVE by Ann Aguirre! An alien romance with a talking dog! Effortless inclusivity! A pairing competition that's as if Gladiator had a baby with Love Island! Consent …

Ask-A-Badass HB 23: Lauren Connolly!

July 10th, 2020

38:38

In this episode of Ask-A-Badass HB, Lauren and Nat have the longest (maybe?) lightning round to date. They talk about altitude baking changes, why it's important to diversify your media, what the sexiest belly button …

Ep. 144 - Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin (Rerelease)

July 6th, 2020

1:41:06

This week we read Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin and it was an amazing, wild ride. Aliens have landed and sworn their protection from THE …

Ep. 143 - The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (PART 2)

June 29th, 2020

1:23:32

Hey HBs! We're here with part two of The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe! It's got an incredible emotional arc AND the best ending for the characters! Plus, you know, hot hot sex that Melody needs to talk about in …

Ep. 142 - The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (PART 1)

June 22nd, 2020

1:18:41

Hey HBs! Erin and Melody are here recapping The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe! It features feminist icon Florence "Fuck Yeah" Greene (thanks, …

Ep. 141 - Barbarian's Choice by Ruby Dixon with Melody and Dani

June 15th, 2020

2:02:25

Hey HBs! We've got Barbarian's Choice here for you from The Ice Planet Podcast! Melody and Dani recap the all-alien book in which we get to see Farli, whom we've known since she was a teen, get her HEA!! We learn a ton …

Ep. 140 - Barbarian's Heart by Ruby Dixon with Erin and Dani

June 8th, 2020

1:37:58

Hey HBs! We're here with an episode of the Ice Planet Podcast on Heaving Bosoms! Dani graciously gave us permission to release our guest spots on our feed after ACOWAR, so what was supposed to be an April or early May …

Ep. 139 - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (PART 5)

June 1st, 2020

1:56:41

Hey HBs! We're here with the 5th and FINAL part of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! We start with Elain's rescue, do lots of battles, SAVE THE WORLD, and end with sky sex (Melody is sure of it). Enjoy! 

Bonus …

Ep. 138 - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (PART 4)

May 25th, 2020

1:34:21

Here we are! We've got chapters 47-63 of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas for you! We reconvene at the end of the big meeting of the High Lords and Lady, see the wall finally fall, and get down to the business …

Ep. 137 - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (PART 3)

May 18th, 2020

1:33:11

Hey HBs! It's part 3 (of 5) of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! We just struck a deal with Kyr and his deathbringers, we're getting ready for the meeting of all the high lords, Nesta hates everything, Elain …

Ep. 136 - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (PART 2)

May 11th, 2020

1:41:24

Greetings, HBs, from the 4 walls of our homes to the 4 walls of yours! In this episode, we cover chapters 11-27 of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! Feyre and Lucien go on a freezing danger roadtrip, Feyre …

Ep. 135 - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (PART 1)

May 4th, 2020

1:32:36

Hey HBs! You asked for it (so many times!) and so IT'S HERE! This is the start of our recap of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! We cover Part 1: Princess of Carrion (Chapters 1-10), in which Feyre is …

Ask-A-Badass HB 22: Jen LB!

May 1st, 2020

1:00:03

Jen and Nat talk about paranormal romance, why romance is the answer for an escape, how Jen is the human embodiment of Lady Love, that being a librarian is like being the best kind of enabler and the best thought out …

Ep. 134 - Romancing the Stone with Cole!

April 27th, 2020

2:11:04

Hey HBs! In this episode, Erin and Cole watch Erin's favorite, the classic 80s romance adventure movie, Romancing the Stone, with *lots* of movie …

Ep. 133 - Never Been Kissed with Sara Whitney!

April 21st, 2020

1:54:43
Hey HBs! Mel is sick, so Erin is joined by guest host Sara Whitney! Join them as they recap Never Been Kissed, which we *think* might be a retelling of As You Like It? WHO KNEW?! But mostly, they talk about Drew …

Ep. 132 - The Mummy with Katee Robert!

April 13th, 2020

1:56:09

Holy tits, HBs! KATEE ROBERT IS HERE! It's Katee Robert! Melody joins Katee to recap The Mummy! Why yes, this is such a big deal that Mel feels Katee …

Ask-A-Badass HB 21: Aicha!

April 10th, 2020

42:22

Nat talks to Aicha M about a lot of things that had to be cut for time (Covid19, GBBO, etc), but they cover why Lisa Kleypas is the QUEEN, why swearing just feels SO GOOD, why kids are the worst, and maybe other …

Bonus Bosoms - Bigfoot Pirates Haunt My Balls by Chuck Tingle (PATREON)

April 9th, 2020

28:43

Hey HBs! This formerly patreon-only content is here for your perverted consumption because it's what we can offer you in these dark times! And perverted is *obviously* a positive descriptor. We love your perverted butts …

Ep. 131 - Even Odds by Elia Winters (PART 2)

April 6th, 2020

1:09:58

Holy Cats, HBs! We've got the second half of Even Odds by Elia Winters for you! Isabel and Caleb are now working in the same office and forced …

Ep. 130 - Even Odds by Elia Winters (PART 1)

March 30th, 2020

1:23:06

Hey HBs! We're here with part 1 of Even Odds by Elia Winters! It's a sweet contemporary romance about two game designers who may also bring some gameplay into the bedroom... and the office! 

CW: discussions of sexual …

Bonus Bosoms - Killing Me Softly (Part 1) Patreon Wide Release

March 25th, 2020

1:13:17

First: we want to say a special HUGE THANKS to all the HBs in the healthcare field on the front lines of fighting this pandemic. We owe you everything. 

Second: do you need some extra joy this week? Come with us in the …

Ep. 129 - Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (PART 2)

March 23rd, 2020

1:04:32

Hey HBs! We're here with part 2 of Rebel by Beverly Jenkins. Will Valinda stick with her marriage of convenience or let the sophisticated, handy pirate of her dreams dote on her for the rest of her life? Will Drake …

Ask-A-Badass HB 20: Em C!

March 20th, 2020

36:22

Em C and Nat talk about how art can lead you to the corporate training world. Why Nora Roberts is the best gateway to romance! How you only like an …

Ep. 128 - Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (PART 1)

March 16th, 2020

1:24:37

Hey HBs! Come enjoy part 1 of REBEL by Beverly Jenkins! We've got a teacher who's calling in life is to help as newly-free people learn to read and write as possible and the dashing Captain who just wants to support her …

Ep. 127 - Newsies the Movie with Erin and Cole

March 9th, 2020

2:16:41

Hey HB's! It's Erin and Cole from Cigarette Burn: A Movie Podcast talking about a favorite film of theirs. NEWSIES!!! That's right, hear two grown …

Ask-A-Badass HB 19: Megan L!

March 6th, 2020

39:05

Megan L and Nat recorded an episode IN PERSON, in NAPERVILLE, MOTHERFUCKERS, staring into each other's eyes! They talk about how YA transitions perfectly in to Romance and how we are all just horny teens living for the …

Ep. 126 - Barbarian's Mate by Ruby Dixon (Rerelease)

March 2nd, 2020

2:04:49

Hey HB's! We've got more Melody catnip: alien erotic romance! To celebrate the new Ice Planet Podcast, we're rereleasing our chat about Barbarian's Mate, the 7th installment of the Ice Planet Barbarians series. We've …

Ask-A-Badass HB 18: Jennifer R!

February 28th, 2020

33:50

In the land of many tangents, Jenn R (SHE GOT HER SHOUTOUT DAMMIT) and Nat discuss why you should not ALWAYS rub soy candles into your skin, give a …

Ep. 125 - The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev (PART 2)

February 24th, 2020

1:38:01

We're back with Part 2 of The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev! Ria and Vikram get their happy ending in their second chance romance! Plus, as Jen from …

Ask-A-Badass HB 17: Erika C!

February 21st, 2020

39:22

In this episode of Ask-A-Badass HB, Erika C and Natalie cover some very niche medical BING BOONG BONGS. They talk about reading romance as an escape, how Erika might ACTUALLY be a superhero, how she copes with her …

Ep. 124 - The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev (PART 1)

February 17th, 2020

1:49:09

Happy Monday! We're recapping part one of The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev! It's a second chance romance of two childhood sweethearts, set during a …

Ask-A-Badass HB 16: Caitlin K!

February 14th, 2020

35:27

Hey HBs! On this episode of Ask-A-Badass, Nat and Caitlin talk about the upside of long commutes, if audio books are actually reading, Girl Scouts (favorite cookie anyone?), reading goals, what to do when life hands you …

Ep. 123 - Firelight by Kristen Callihan (Rerelease)

February 10th, 2020

2:01:52

We're bringing you a monster-sized episode for our first sexy monster! **heart-eyed emoji**. Join us for Firelight by Kristen Callihan, a romance …

Ask-A-Badass HB 15: Stefannie C!

February 7th, 2020

38:47

Hey HBs! Sink into the sultry sounds of Stefannie C's voice during this episode of Ask-A-Badass, where Nat and Stefannie talk cake, Cavill, …

Ep. 122 - From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata (PART 2)

February 3rd, 2020

1:27:49

Hey HBs! We're here with part 2 of From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata! This Slytherin/Slytherin romance was ALL ABOUT THE W and gave us all the feels! 

Bonus content: RIGHT TO BOOK!, Erin eats a little crow but then …

Ask-A-Badass HB 14: Holly E!

January 31st, 2020

37:17

Do like tangents? Regency romance? Weird ventriloquist dummy portraits? Tarot? Tauruses? Then you will love this episode, because Nat talks to Holly …

Ep. 121 - From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata (PART 1)

January 27th, 2020

1:43:38

Hey HBs! We're here with From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata! This ice skating enemies to lovers made us both do several swoons! 

Bonus Content: …

Ask-A-Badass HB 13: Jess E!

January 24th, 2020

39:26

Nat and Jess talk about how Laura Ingalls Wilder is problematic, but we still have a soft space in our heart for her! They do a deep dive into sun …

Ep. 120 - Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston (PART 2)

January 20th, 2020

1:56:04

Hey HBs! We're here with part 2 of Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston! Come swoon with us over Alex and Henry and their forbidden romance. Presidents, power points, Queens, ribs, Texas, elections, …

Ep. 119 - Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston (PART 1)

January 13th, 2020

1:42:04

Hey HBs! We're here with Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston! It's an enemies to lovers romance about the First Son of the United States and a Prince of England. OMG. The writing is stunning, the banter is …

Ask-A-Badass HB 12: Laura and Adam!

January 11th, 2020

42:20

Adam and Laura take Natalie on a journey of what it means to be a beta reader. Adam uses a lot of references about movies and pop culture that …

Ep. 118 - Monday Mini!

January 6th, 2020

14:35

Hey HBs! We're here with an apology minisode because we needed a mental health week. Take care of yourselves, your girlfriends, and we'll see you …

Ask-A-Badass HB 11: Breanna S!

January 3rd, 2020

40:51

Hey HBs! We're here with Ask-A-Badass! In this episode, Breanna tells Natalie all about Twitter. Like what is it, how it works. Natalie and Bre …

Ep. 117 - Icecapade by Josh Lanyon Rerelease

December 30th, 2019

1:14:16

Hey HBs! We're here with an old-but-goody! Back when we were baby podcasters we rang in the new year with Icecapade by Josh Lanyon! Are you in the …

Ep. 116 - Blitzen's Fated Mate by RE Butler

December 23rd, 2019

1:09:13

Hey HBs! Erin is joined by friend and HB Karen to recap Blitzen's Fated Mate by RE Butler! It's a holiday shifter novella that involves the newest …

Ask-A-Badass HB 10: Kimberly L!

December 20th, 2019

40:27

HBs, it's Kimberly L! Natalie and Kimberly talk all about dragons, dicks, dragon dicks, illustration, comedy, and Kimberly's new self-published work! 

And join us on Monday, December 23 for Erin and HB Karen recapping …

Ep. 115 - A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh with guest host Tiffany Reisz!

December 16th, 2019

1:49:31

Hey HBs! OMG IT’S HAPPENING! Tiffany Reisz joined Melody to recap A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh! It’s a historical romance that features a forced marriage of convenience, enemies to lovers, excellent hate-sex, and …

Ask-A-Badass HB 9: Ann C!

December 13th, 2019

53:14

WE HAVE CLIPPY HERSELF IN THE HOUSE! In this Ask-A-Badass, Natalie and Ann C talk about the Clippy origin story! Natalie really finds out what fan fiction is and what facts are. Maybe also what writing is, and what …

Ep. 114 - The Knight Before Christmas (Netflix Movie)

December 9th, 2019

1:36:50

Hey HBs! We're here with Netflix movie The Knight Before Christmas! We unironically LOVED this story of an Ohio teacher and the knight who travels space and time because TRUE LOVE. 

Bonus Content: surprise sneezes, sick …

Ask-A-Badass HB 8: Becci D!

December 7th, 2019

54:56

Oh boy. Becci and Natalie go some places with this conversation. Please keep an eye out for the Patreon episode with an HOUR more of content. EESH. …

Ep. 113 - Safety Not Guaranteed with Tessa Bailey

December 2nd, 2019

1:12:25

Hey HBs! Tessa Bailey joined Melody to recap the rom com Safety Not Guaranteed! It's an Aubrey Plaza/Mark Duplass flick that surprised us both with …

Ask-A-Badass HB 7: Ali F!

November 29th, 2019

49:52

This week we talk to Ali F! Natalie and Ali do a deep dive into the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, Fangirl over Penny Reid, discuss what could truly …

Ep. 112 - Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich

November 25th, 2019

1:51:24

Happy Thanksgiving, American HBs! We're so thankful to and for you, listener, no matter where you're from. What better way to show that than with a …

Ask-A-Badass HB 6: Jenny!

November 22nd, 2019

52:54

Hey HBs! This week, Natalie and Jenny chat romance, tarot, witchiness, and so much more! 

And tune into the regular episode on Monday, November 25th …

Ep. 111 - The Holiday with Jill Shalvis

November 18th, 2019

46:00

That’s right HBs! We’re kicking off the holiday season with a recap of The Holiday with Jill Shalvis ! Holiday romance! Dogs! Logistics with Erin and …

Ask-A-Badass HB 5: Bethany!

November 15th, 2019

43:51

Natalie learns about how important it is to follow your dreams, how romance can help you learn about yourself, Nora Roberts, what a Swamp Bat is, and …

Ep. 110 - Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann

November 11th, 2019

1:55:37

Hey HBs! We're here this gorgeous Veterans Day with Prince Joe by Suzanne Brockmann! When terrorists Digiorno and Sausalito decide to assassinate a Prince, he needs his American Doppleganger, a Navy Seal, to impersonate …

Ask-A-Badass HB 4: Alie!

November 8th, 2019

50:54

Hey HBs! It's time for Ask-A-Badass! Today Natalie learns about Human Resources and what you can do in romance novels, but not in real life (spoiler alert: DON'T KEEP PANTIES IN YOUR DESK DRAWER, OK??).

And tune it on …

Ep. 109 - The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig (PART 2)

November 4th, 2019

1:36:06

Hey HB's! We're here with the climactic end to The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig! We're back with the Duke of Sexydom Lucien and Sally, Patron Saint of Self-Worth and crack detective to discover who …

Ask-A-Badass HB 3: Jackie!

November 1st, 2019

54:48

In this episode of Ask-A-Badass, Natalie learns about Jackie's love of old school romance, how to swindle pregnant ladies out of rocking chairs, …

Ep. 108 - The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig (PART 1)

October 28th, 2019

1:14:54

Hey y'all! We're here with part 1 of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig! There's a confident heroine who oozes awesome, there's a Vampire Duke (!! or is there?), spies!, MURDERRRRRR, it's a spooky good …

Ask-A-Badass HB 2: Blair!

October 23rd, 2019

49:10

Hey HBs! We're here with THE ONE AND ONLY Blair! Natalie debuts her wonderful, warm interviewing style and finds out Blair's problematic faves, how …

Ep. 107 - The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai with Erin and Cole!

October 21st, 2019

1:35:38
Hey there listener! We're kicking off year three of this crazy ride with a guest host! Fan-favorite Cole is back to discuss The Right Swipe by Cole's …

Ask-A-Badass HB 1: Host Natalie!

October 16th, 2019

53:34

Hey HBs! Join us on Monday, Oct 21 for Erin and Cole recapping The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai! Cole positively swoons over his author crush writing …

Ep. 106 - 2nd Podiversary!

October 14th, 2019

1:28:19

Hey HB's! It's been TWO YEARS OF AWESOME!!!! Y'all are amazing. For real. We can't believe how lucky we are to have you in our world. In celebration of our two year podiversary we're coming at you with some …

Ep. 105 - The Covert Captain, or A Marriage of Equals by Jeanelle M. Ferreira (PART 2)

October 7th, 2019

1:21:40

Hey HB's! We're here for part two of The Covert Captain, or A Marriage of Equals by Jeanelle M. Ferreira! We *think* we wrap up the plot of this book quite nicely! Once you parse through the Englandtimes phrasing, our …

Ep. 104 - The Covert Captain, Or a Marriage of Equals by Jeanelle M. Ferreira (PART 1)

September 30th, 2019

1:28:34

Hey HB's! We're here with The Covert Captain, or A Marriage of Equals by Jeanelle M. Ferreira, a historical that's so historical, even two ladies who …

Ep. 103 - The Duke and I (Inspired Bridgerton Season 1!)

September 23rd, 2019

1:09:38

Hey HBs! This week we're rereleasing our episode on The Duke and I by Julia Quinn because a) we're so stoked for the Bridgerton Series coming to …

Ep. 102 - The American President with Erin and Cole

September 16th, 2019

2:15:06

Hey HBs! It's ERIN AND COLE!

Erin joined Cole on Cigarette Burns Podcast to talk about one of their all-time favorites, “The American President”. …

Ep. 101 - The Lady's Guide To Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

September 9th, 2019

1:57:16

Hey HB's! It's time for the Great Big Romance Read! We're reading The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite! Do you love a lady scientist? What about a lady fiber artist? What about two ladies who SUPER …

Ep. 100 - Set It Up with Talia Hibbert

September 2nd, 2019

1:29:42

Hey everyone! SPECIAL GUEST EPISODE! Talia Hibbert joined Melody to talk all about the Netflix movie Set It Up, as well as her two new releases Work For It (9/3) and Get a Life, Chloe Brown (11/5). Both are available …

Ep. 99 - One Wore Blue by Heather Graham (PART 2)

August 26th, 2019

2:00:21

Hey HBs! We're back for One Wore Blue Part 2. I know, we don't want to be here either. HOWEVER! Come hear Mel and Erin cope through humor and ranting! 

Content Warnings: enragingly whitewashed depictions of slavery and …

Ep. 98 - One Wore Blue by Heather Graham (PART 1)

August 19th, 2019

1:26:40

Hey HBs! Come join us in this love letter to Confederate Generals where two privileged slave owners angst at each other over states rights (but not slavery because they're both pretty okay with that; STATES RIGHTS!) …

Ep. 97 - Chat with Christina Lauren!

August 12th, 2019

55:41

Hey HBs! Erin got to talk to CHRISTINA LAUREN! Both Lauren AND Christina! In addition to spending a little time talking about What's My Number (they hate slut-shaming *swoon!*), they talk all about their friendship, …

Ep. 96 - Perv by Dakota Gray (PART 2)

August 5th, 2019

1:24:14

Hey HBs! Are you wondering how the story ends for Nate and Robyn? You're in luck because we're here to recap part two of Perv by Dakota Gray! Plus, why is smells, what is time (a flat circle?), how does money, where …

Ep. 95 - Perv by Dakota Gray (PART 1)

July 29th, 2019

1:37:16

Hey HBs! We’re here with Perv by Dakota Gray. It has so many things we usually love. Interracial couple! Graphic sex scenes! Kink! Frank sexual …

Ep. 94 - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (PART 2)

July 22nd, 2019

1:56:44

Hey HBs! Come join us for the end of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris! In addition to Sookie and Vampire Bill's HEA (or HFN? WHO KNOWS!), Erin and I tell you all about "The Melody" from Erin's wedding, we hate book …

Ep. 93 - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (PART 1)

July 15th, 2019

1:36:03

Hey HBs! We're here with part 1 of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, the first book in the Southern Vampire series or, as we like to call it, the Sookie Stackhouse series! This was a foundational book in Erin's …

Ep. 92 - Always Be My Maybe

July 9th, 2019

1:15:31

Hey HBs! Due to a gross but minor health issue, Erin was unable to read about sexy vampires last week. So, we put Sookie on hold and discussed …

Ep. 91 - Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman, with JenReadsRomance

July 1st, 2019

1:20:57

Hey y'all! We're here with JenReadsRomance from twitter and Fated Mates Podcast glory to chat about Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman! It's an f/f novella starring a superhero and a nerdy …

Ep. 90 - Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (PART 2)

June 24th, 2019

1:26:17

Hey HB's! We're coming at you with Part 2 of Josh and Hazel's Guide to not dating! In which we swoon and try not to read you the entire thing because we love it so muuuuuch. 

Patreon Shout Out! 

Liz Z, you are a …

Ep. 89 - Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (PART 1)

June 17th, 2019

1:53:38

Heyyyyy! We've got some quirky, light adorableness for you! No content warning here except maybe, Get Ready For the Squeeeeee! Josh and Hazel's Guide …

Ep. 88 - Bully by Penelope Douglas (PART 2)

June 10th, 2019

1:56:40

Hey HBs! We're back with the final part of Bully by Penelope Douglas! Hear more about The LOOP!, girl-on-girl crime, sex in an autumn storm, and the …

Ep. 87 - Bully by Penelope Douglas (PART 1)

June 3rd, 2019

2:00:53

Hey HBs! We're here with Bully by Penelope Douglas. It's a new adult romance between middle-aged-sounding high schoolers who used to be best friends …

Ep. 86 - Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon

May 27th, 2019

1:59:03

This episode, Erin and Melody are talking about Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon! It's part of her Beards and Bondage series and, really, what more can you ask for, AMIRITE?? Come experience how Claudia and Shep are …

Ep. 85 - Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey (PART 2)

May 20th, 2019

1:55:58

Hey HBs! We're back for Part 2 of Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsay! Viking Times continues to be pretty problematic, but with a little escape, imprisonment, kidnapping, and (of course) rape, these two crazy kids end …

Ep. 84 - Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey (PART 1)

May 13th, 2019

1:46:20

Hey HBs! Oh boooyyyyyy. We're coming at you with Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey! I'm not gonna mince words. We loathed it. I'm not even sure this thing is funny. We did a lot of laughing, but mostly out of …

Ep. 83 - Barbarian's Mate by Ruby Dixon (Ice Planet Barbarians #7)

May 6th, 2019

1:59:42

Hey HB's! We've got more Melody catnip: alien erotic romance! We're talking about Barbarian's Mate, the 7th installment of the Ice Planet Barbarians series. We've got Josie, the last of the original women to resonate, …

Ep. 82 - 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (PART 2)

April 29th, 2019

1:41:58

Hey all! We're back with part 2 of 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne! Darcy and her werve Tom get steamy in a bar, make us shout "It's ON (TM) in the best ways, and force us to read too many gorgeous passages at an …

Ep. 81 - 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (PART 1)

April 22nd, 2019

1:20:02

Hey HB's! We're coming in hot after 2 weeks of being away from each other while Erin was traveling. And we've got 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne! …

Ep. 80 - Can't Escape Love by Alyssa Cole with Sara Netzley

April 15th, 2019

1:24:52

Hey friends! Melody is joined by friend of the pod and Golden Heart Finalist Sara Netzley AKA Sara Whitney! We're coming at you with a DELICIOUS …

Ep. 79 - The Cutting Edge with Erin and Cole, via The Cigarette Burns Podcast

April 8th, 2019

2:00:10

Hey HB's! Erin joined cult favorite Cole on his podcast to recap the best rom com of all time, The Cutting Edge. As a former competitive figure …

Ep. 78 - Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell (PART 2)

April 1st, 2019

1:51:08

Hey HB's! Happy Monday! Are you ready for the conclusion of Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell? The slow burn is about to pay off! Plus, …

Ep. 77 - Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell (PART 1)

March 25th, 2019

1:37:52

Hey HB's! This here is Part 1 of Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell. We've got an interracial relationship which starts with a …

Ep. 76 - The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

March 18th, 2019

1:35:00

Hey HB's! We're here with The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. It's a contemporary, BWWM romance that's... mostly about donuts and coffee? THAT'S UNFAIR. Listen, we really wanted to love this one and we didn't. 

BONUS …

Ep. 75 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (PART 2)

March 11th, 2019

2:02:13

It's our 75th episode and we're here for the conclusion of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! Feyre and Rhysand are working together, spying badly, dry humping in the Court of Nightmares, and FALLING LURVE …

Ep. 74 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (PART 1)

March 4th, 2019

2:06:14

Hey HB's!! IT'S TIME! We're finally talking about A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! It's book 2 of her Court of Thorns and Roses Series. We've got Feyre out from under the mountain and engaged to that dumb …

Ep. 73 - The Seduction of Viscount Vice by Nicola Davidson

February 25th, 2019

1:22:09

Erin and Melody discuss The Seduction of Viscount Vice by Nicola Davidson. It's a DELICIOUS England Times/Highlander Times 2nd chance love story …

Ep. 72 - Tikka Chance On Me by Suleikha Snyder

February 18th, 2019

49:41

Hey HB's! This week Erin is telling Melody all about Tikka Chance On Me by Suleikha Snyder. It's a delicious novella about a motorcycle club enforcer …

Ep. 71 - Maternity Leave Roundup

February 11th, 2019

58:42

We're BAAAAAAAAACK! It's Erin. It's Melody. TOGETHER AGAIN! In this episode we chat a bit about what we did over maternity leave, but mostly we talk about all about the books we read (listed below) and the 2019 HB …

Ep. 70 - And Playing the Role of Herself by KE Lane

February 4th, 2019

1:50:36
It's our final guest-hosted episode and our first all-lady romance as Erin and her friend Liz dive into And Playing the Role of Herself by K.E. Lane. …

Ep. 69 - A Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian (PART 2)

January 28th, 2019

1:02:51

Hey HB's! Tanya's here with Melody for the final part of Cat Sebastian's A Soldier's Scoundrel! Jack and Oliver figure out the mystery of the stolen …

Ep. 68 - The Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian (PART 1)

January 21st, 2019

52:04

Hey HB's! It's the next episode of maternity leave line up, featuring TANYA! Oh that's right, Tanya from A Knight in Shining Armor fame and glory. Don't worry, she says her piece here. 

This week, we're covering part 1 …

Ep. 67 - Priest by Sierra Simone with special guest Jenny Nordbak

January 14th, 2019

1:59:39

Hey all! We have a special guest for you! JENNY NORDBAK FROM THE WICKED WALLFLOWERS CLUB PODCAST! *squeee!* 

Jenny and I talk all about Priest by Sierra Simone. A gorgeous tale about a Priest who's tempted for the first …

Ep. 66 - Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

January 7th, 2019

1:54:17

Oh HBs, do we have a treat for you! Erin and Sara Netzley of The DC TV Report podcast sit down to gush and giggle over Beautiful Player by Christina …

Ep. 65 - The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert

December 31st, 2018

2:05:47

This week Erin teamed up with her friend of fifteen years, Cole, a straight man and novice romance reader, to read The Marriage Contract by Katee …

Ep. 64 - Christmas Wedding Planner (Netflix Movie)

December 24th, 2018

2:06:27

It's here, it's HERE, the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! The stockings are hung, Melody is wrapped in her Reindeer Onesie, knowing the Reindeer Mafia will protect every HB, and we've got basically unlimited access to …

Ep. 63 - How The Dukes Stole Christmas, an Anthology by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe

December 17th, 2018

1:53:42

Hey HB's! We got into the Christmas Spirit by reading two novellas within this anthology called Heiress Alone by Joanna Shupe and Meet Me In Mayfair …

Ep. 62 - Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (PART 2)

December 11th, 2018

1:52:22

Hey HB's! We finish up our discussion of Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips! 

Bonus Content: Alaskan earthquakes, month-long Christmas for very pregnant Melody, more stories of Rooster the Dog, our demand …

Ep. 61 - Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (PART 1)

December 4th, 2018

1:40:34

Hey y'all! I feel like we haven't hated something for a MINUTE. Well, get stoked because we... didn't like this very much. We've got a hot mess heroine that was even too much for Melody and a douchenozzle hero who …

Ep. 60 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

November 26th, 2018

1:55:47

Heyyyyyyyyy HB’s! Many of you have requested books from Sarah J. Maas’ series A Court of Thorns and Roses and we are here with book 1! Book two will …

Ep. 59 - Seduced by Dr. Bigfoot, Attorney at Large by Chuck Tingle

November 19th, 2018

1:16:24

It’s the mostly tingly time of the year... That’s right everyone, we read CHUCK TINGLE! In this episode, we recap Seduced by Dr. Bigfoot, Attorney at Large and Space Raptor Butt Invasion. Can Mark handle his attraction …

Ep. 58 - The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands (PART 2)

November 12th, 2018

1:13:07

Hey HB's! This week on Heaving Bosoms we're finishing up our coverage of The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands! Are you on pins and needles about how he stealths her for the second time? Do you want to know who's …

Ep. 57 - The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands (PART 1)

November 5th, 2018

1:34:30

Happy Monday, HB’s! This week we’re heading back in our fiction time machine to HIGHLANDER TIMES with The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands. …

Ep. 56 - Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert

October 29th, 2018

1:18:00

Happy Halloween Week, HB's! This week we're coming at you with a sexy, spooky special: Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert. We've got a devoted …

Ep. 55 - 1 Year Anniversary Episode!!

October 22nd, 2018

1:58:11

IT'S BEEN A YEAR!!!!!!! We're so excited! In this episode we go through some listener emails, do a couple of Melody's Kryptonite: Top 5 Lists, and …

Ep. 54 - The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata (PART 2)

October 16th, 2018

1:48:53

Hey y'all! Thanks for your patience and understanding! Here's the wrap-up of our convo about The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata. As Erin puts it, its the tale of two never-nudes who enter into a marriage of …

Ep. 53 - The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata (PART 1)

October 8th, 2018

1:39:26

This week, in part one, we cover The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata. It's a "slow burn" with a former personal assistant turned full-time …

Ep. 52 - A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole (PART 2)

October 1st, 2018

1:30:40

This week we finish up our discussion of A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole. Part 2 takes place IN THESOLO! Can Ledi solve the puzzle of the disease …

Ep. 51 - A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole (PART 1)

September 24th, 2018

1:31:19

Hey HB's! We're here with Part 1 of Alyssa Cole's A Princess In Theory. It's Book 1 of her Reluctant Royals series and SUCH A GREAT READ. We've got …

Ep. 50 - Interview with Tessa Dare

September 17th, 2018

1:42:25

Hey HB's! This week we're all getting treated with an interview with Tessa Dare! We chat about her new release The Governess Game, as well as her …

Ep. 49 - After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

September 10th, 2018

1:44:21

Hey HB's! This week we read After We Fall by Melanie Harlow. It's a contemporary novel with a soul-searching, rich girl heroine and an emotionally …

Ep. 48 - The Red: An Erotic Fantasy by Tiffany Reisz

September 3rd, 2018

1:41:06

This week we've got an especially tasty little morsel: The Red by Tiffany Reisz! It's an erotic fantasy novel about a fiery gallery owner who's in debt and on the brink of losing everything and the mysterious man who …

Ep. 47 - Split by JB Salsbury

August 27th, 2018

2:08:04

Hey HB's! Happy Monday to you! Were you missing our personal brand of hate in your life? NEVER FEAR! We're here to deliver in this monster episode covering Split by JB Salsbury. It's about a girl who comes back to her …

Ep. 46 - How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper (PART 2)

August 20th, 2018

1:08:27

Here we go with Part 2 of How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper! Will they figure out who's attacking locals? Will there be super sperm? …

Ep. 45 - How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

August 13th, 2018

1:28:13

This week we're bringing you part 1 of How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper, one of Erin's favorite books! We've got a Mississippi …

Ep. 44 - Let's Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

August 6th, 2018

1:32:16

Hey y'all! This week we have Teagan Hunter's Millenial delight, Let's Get Textual. It's got a wrong number meet-cute, two sarcastic, adorable …

Ep. 43 - Melody's Interview on The Things She Does Podcast

July 30th, 2018

55:45

Hey All! We are so appreciate that you've been so understanding about our hiccup in programming, but a plastic shard getting lodged in your cornea doesn't happen every day. Poor Erin! 

Luckily, Nickie from The Things …

Ep. 42 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (PART 2)

July 23rd, 2018

1:39:47

Hey HB's! We're back with Part 2 of Helen Hoang's debut novel, The Kiss Quotient! Stella and Michael are embarking on a classic EnglandTimes fake relationship and find that they're dynamic just might be perfect. That …

Ep. 41 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (PART 1)

July 16th, 2018

1:35:21

Get ready for some squee HBs, we're here gushing over the first half of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang! Scientist/mathematician + male escort/fashion designer?! Neuroatypical heroine?! Hapa hero?! We are very here for …

Ep. 40 - The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

July 9th, 2018

2:09:54

Hey HB's! We're back for The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn! It’s a friends-to-lovers romantic comedy with some slapstick antics that had us in stitches! Rosie is an aspiring romance novelist who hasn't gone …

Ep. 39 - Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin

July 2nd, 2018

1:41:08

Hey listener! Did you put on your big kid underwear? WELL, GET READY TO TAKE IT OFF. Ok, it's already getting weird. Gotta set the tone.... 

This week we read Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin and it was an …

Ep. 38 - After the Wedding by Courtney Milan

June 25th, 2018

2:02:47

Hey Commuters! Get ready for this super-sized episode! We read After the Wedding by Courtney Milan! He's a biracial, unrecognized nephew of an Earl. She's a Lady with a tragic past and a refusal to give up hope for …

Ep. 37 - Interview with Sarah MacLean for Wicked and the Wallflower

June 18th, 2018

1:04:25

Hey Esteemed Listener!!! We have a very special episode this week: an interview with author Sarah MacLean! Sarah is a best selling romance author, …

Ep. 36 - The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston (PART 2)

June 11th, 2018

1:30:41

Hold onto your butts while we finish up The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston! There's talon sex, there are fights, there are dream demons, there's an …

Ep. 35 - The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston (PART 1)

June 4th, 2018

1:09:31

Hey HB's! We're back this week with Part 1 of The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston. It's a paranormal romance complete with modern-day vikings and the gods who command them, a persnickety former marine back from death, …

Ep. 34 - The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie (PART 2)

May 28th, 2018

42:25

Hey HB's! Here's part two of The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie. In addition to the culmination of Abby and Max's tale, we've got another round of the …

Ep. 33 - The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie (PART 1)

May 21st, 2018

1:11:13

Hey HB's! We're here for Part 1 of The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie. It's a beautiful tale full of sisterhood and lady love, in addition to all the …

Ep. 32 - Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

May 14th, 2018

1:39:25

Hey HB's this week we read Take the Lead by Alexis Daria! It's a reluctant romance set on a celebrity dance show. Gina Morales is the pro dancer in …

Ep. 31 - The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (PART 2)

May 7th, 2018

1:33:49

Hey HB's! Sorry for the slight delay! This is Part 2 of Sally Thorne's The Hating Game! We're jumping back into Lucy's sickbed and you get to hear all about how much Melody hates the other guy who's into Lucy and all …

Ep. 30 - The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (PART 1)

April 30th, 2018

1:31:29

Hey HBs! And Flamethrowers! Five of you spoke and we listened, so here's Part 1 of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne! We wanted to do this in one episode, but the squee was TOO STRONG!

Join us for this quirky, fun, …

Ep. 29 - A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux (PART 2)

April 24th, 2018

1:25:58

We're back to finish up A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux, and this time we're in Medieval Times! Legit Medieval Times! We get to see our generous Dougless throw aside all her hygiene standards to CHANGE …

Ep. 28 - A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux (PART 1)

April 16th, 2018

1:35:08

Hey HB's! This week we're FINALLY GETTING TO TANYA'S BOOK! Or rather, Part 1 of A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. It's a classic romance novel published in the 80's and it does not disappoint... if you're …

Ep. 27 - Bonus Content and Patreon Preview!

April 9th, 2018

47:31

Hey HB's! Erin and Melody are embarking on the crazy journey that is Patreon very soon, so we thought we should give you a taste of what you can …

Ep. 26 - Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai

April 2nd, 2018

1:38:30

Hey HB's! It's time for Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai. Join Reverends Erin and Melody as they discuss family redemption, spanking, tattoos, and various kinds of musks! Prepare yourselves, because like this book, this …

Ep. 25 - Firelight by Kristen Callihan

March 26th, 2018

1:59:41

We're bringing you a monster-sized episode for our first sexy monster! **heart-eyed emoji**. Join us for Firelight by Kristen Callihan, a romance …

Ep. 24 - Beard Science by Penny Reid (Part 2)

March 19th, 2018

1:23:47

Hey y'all! We're back to finish up Beard Science by Penny Reid. This thing has everything: bakery lingerie hustle, counter top make-outs, hot fantasies, adorable flirting, lady love, MORE blackmail, strife, redemption, …

Ep. 23 - Beard Science by Penny Reid (PART 1)

March 12th, 2018

1:21:06

Hey HB's! We're back in Shark infested waters with Beard Science by Penny Reid. Cletus Winston in is the 3rd brother of 7 siblings in Green Valley, TN and he's the wiliest of the bunch. Meanwhile, Jennifer Sylvester is …

Ep. 22 - Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean (PART 2)

March 5th, 2018

49:32

Hey HB's! Let's finish up Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean! When last we met, we left our fabulous heroine and her rake in …

Ep. 21 - Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean (PART 1)

February 26th, 2018

1:13:39

It's Part One of Erin and Melody's recap of Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean. Lady Calpernia Hartwell is done with being a …

Ep. 20 - The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (PART 2)

February 19th, 2018

1:10:17

In this episode, we finish up The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. There's theater, rain, a jailbreak, redemption, and SEX. YES PLEASE. 

Bonus Content: Does Melody know what animals are? Or sounds? What's in her head? 

Self …

Ep. 19 - The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (PART 1)

February 12th, 2018

59:07

Hey HB's! This marks the first in our multi-part episode coverage of novels with Tessa Dare's The Duchess Deal! We've got a strong, surviving …

Ep. 18 - Fifty Shades Freed by EL James

February 5th, 2018

1:33:02

Hooo dangy, the movie is coming out, so we thought you might need a refresher on the final book in the Fifty Shades of Grey series, Fifty Shades Freed! If you read the title and thought, "oh goody, they break up?" …

Ep. 17 - See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

January 29th, 2018

1:49:37

This week we read a delicious late nineties treat, See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson. It's got an ambitious journalist, a bad boy hockey goalie, Doc Martens, crushed velvet dresses, scandalous writing under a nom de plume …

Ep. 16 - Love Hacked by Penny Reid

January 22nd, 2018

1:36:44

This week we discuss listener recommendation, Love Hacked by Penny Reid! Get ready for Star Wars, bitcoins, dry humping, butter chicken, and a new segment, None of Erin’s Opinions Represent the Opinions of Any Agency …

Ep. 15 - Dear Bridget I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

January 16th, 2018

1:46:22

We're finally back to cover another listener recommendation: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland! This one features a sexy British doctor, a widowed nurse, and a lot of cheeky sexual …

Ep. 14 - When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

January 8th, 2018

1:42:17

READER RECOMMENDATION, Y'ALL! Thank you Stephanie for taking the bribe and bringing Maddie and Logan into our lives! 

In this episode we swoon over When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare. It starts in England Times, …

Ep. 13 - Icecapade by Josh Lanyon

January 1st, 2018

1:05:50

We've got a New Years selection for you to properly ring in 2018: Icecapade by Josh Lanyon! Are you in the mood for forbidden love between a jewel thief and the FBI Agent who has tailed him for a decade? Are you ready …

Ep. 12 - Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates

December 20th, 2017

1:10:57

Come on down for our final Christmas book: Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates! If you like tattooed cowboys, grudges, wine, cheese, hair snarling, redemption, and reconnection, you'll love this book. Plus, you get …

Ep. 11 - Christmas on Crimson Mountain by Michelle Major

December 11th, 2017

1:23:32

This week we tackle Christmas on Crimson Mountain by Michelle Major. We were craving a sweet Hallmark-movie-style romance featuring a small town, ice …

Ep. 10 - One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz

December 4th, 2017

1:19:34

Hey All! This week we read the final book in Tiffany Reisz's Men at Work series, One Hot December! This one has a bad-ass welder heating things up with a man that’s part construction worker, part CEO (a creature we’ve …

Ep. 9 - The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

November 27th, 2017

1:08:51

This week we read The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. Are you a sucker for a rakish Duke, a lady who can throw a punch, and a fake dating scheme? We are …

Ep. 8 - Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz

November 20th, 2017

58:14

We love Thanksgiving and we LOVED this sexy Thanksgiving read! It had all the wit, heart, redemption, and STEAM we expect from a good romance novel. Plus, being back in Oregon with a teenager who is straight up goals …

Ep. 7 - Under the Wire by HelenKay Dimon

November 13th, 2017

1:00:29

Erin and Mel read Bad Boys Undercover: Under the Wire by HelenKay Dimon, but mostly talk about how many gunshot wounds is too many for sex. Also, please welcome our new spin-off show, Logistics with Erin. 

Note: this …

Ep. 6 - The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

November 6th, 2017

1:22:36

This week Erin and Melody read their first historical with The Duchess War by Courtney Milan! This was a beautifully written and surprisingly sexy …

Ep. 5 - A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

October 30th, 2017

1:30:35

This week we read A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest! Or, as we’re calling it, 50 Shades of Twilight: A Tale of Teenage Stockholm Syndrome. Full …

Ep. 4 - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

October 23rd, 2017

1:20:07

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is a charming story about witchy sisters falling in love. This is for anyone who loved Practical Magic or Como …

Ep. 3 - Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz

October 16th, 2017

52:10

In this special pumpkin spice edition, Erin and Mel discuss Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz. This book has everything - mountain cabins, crisp leaves, flannel shirts, and a bearded handyman who wants you to tell …

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