This week we interview Maureen Lee Lenker, writer of the monthly romance review column “Hot Stuff!” for Entertainment Weekly. We discuss our similar backgrounds, her relatively recent exposure to the genre, and what it’s like to review romance novels for a living. We’re looking forward to checking back in with Maureen next year to see how the column has grown!
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*Books mentioned in this episode:
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James
When We Were Gods by Colin Falconer
Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot (writing as Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia)
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Much Ado About You by Eloisa James
Temptations Of A Wallflower by Eva Leigh
A Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
Then Comes Winter ed. by Christina Boyd
Hot Holiday Reads, Vol. 2: Christmas Nookies, ed. by Tricia Skinner, Story by Maureen Lee: “From Keats, With Love”
A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole
Wrong To Need You by Alisha Rai
Hate To Want You by Alisha Rai
Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt
*The above links will take you to The Ripped Bodice website where you have the option to purchase the print books from the only exclusively romance bookstore in the US. We love them–please consider showing your support to such a wonderful small business! If you’re in the LA area, definitely go and visit the store–it’s magical!
Special thanks to our Editor, Chris Willett!