#70 – Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (with Sarah Thompson)

Tune in as BookTokker and Bookstagrammer Sarah Thompson joins in to shower praise on Take a Hint, Dani Brown, the fake-dating contemporary romance novel by Talia Hibbert. This is also the second standalone novel in her Brown Sisters trilogy, with its first book, Get a Life, Chloe Brown, having been the focus of a recent episode. Spunky … Continue reading #70 – Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (with Sarah Thompson)

#66 – Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (with Kait and Renata of Worst Bestsellers)

Tune in as Kait and Renata (Worst Bestsellers) collaborate with 2CC for a discussion on Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Take a Hint, Dani Brown; Act Your Age, Eve Brown). The 2019 contemporary romance novel, which is the first standalone entry in the Brown Sisters series, revolves around Chloe Brown, a sharp-mouthed … Continue reading #66 – Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (with Kait and Renata of Worst Bestsellers)

My 2 Cents on Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What's new, everyone? Contemporary romance author Jayci Lee has just come out with Booked on a Feeling, her standalone follow-up to A Sweet Mess and The Dating Dare (while characters from the previous books do … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (with Torry of Ready to Be Petty)

Tune in as Torry (Ready to Be Petty) visits the show to cover The Spanish Love Deception, the 2021 contemporary romance by debut author Elena Armas. Having originally been self-published by Armas and won the Goodsreads Choice Award for Best Debut Novel of 2021, TSLD’s enemies-to-lovers/grumpy x sunshine/fake dating/slow burn love story between engineering coworkers … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (with Torry of Ready to Be Petty)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey 

Tune in for Arthur’s breakdown of It Happened One Summer, the Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com novel by Tessa Bailey (Fix Her Up, Window Shopping). On top of giving his thoughts on the opposites-attract romance between high-maintenance Instagram socialite Piper Bellinger and grumpy fishing captain Brendan Taggert, Arthur draws numerous correlations between It Happened One Summer and … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey 

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Lacie Waldon (The Layover)

Today’s guest is author Lacie Waldon, whose debut novel, The Layover, is a vacation rom-com that mixes The Hating Game with The Unhoneymooners. In this episode, you’ll hear Arthur and Lacie cover subjects like her background as a flight attendant, her upcoming book From the Jump (which will be published on July 19, 2022), being a … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Lacie Waldon (The Layover)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur

Tune in to hear what led Arthur to give Hang the Moon, the latest #ownvoices queer romcom by Alexandria Bellefleur (Written in the Stars), the first ever windup score of 100/100 in the 2CC catalog! Lavender-scented Breathe Right nasal strips, linguistics, the Rick Astley Paradox, and more will all be covered on this episode. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7zgac5JbZe5HwDxLAnpjeI?si=Ijcf4VKQTgqmGreVuW5Hsw

My 2 Cents on a Trio of Queer Contemporary Romance Novels

What’s new, everyone? Contemporary romances are slowly but surely becoming increasingly inclusive, particularly in regard to the rainbow 🏳️‍🌈. Of course, we still have major steps to take, like creating a rom-com that stars a trans lead. Nonetheless, I’m glad to keep reading more and more queer romances that are as enjoyable as their cishet counterparts. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on a Trio of Queer Contemporary Romance Novels