Chapter 3 Podcast

S1E23 | Where to Start With ROMANCE! Subgenres, Tropes & Recommendations (with Isabelle from Happy for Now)

August 3, 2021

Are you new to reading romance or wondering where to start? We’ve got you covered! In today’s episode Bethany and Isabelle from Happy for Now talk romance subgenres and tropes, with plenty of recommendations to get you started.  For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon

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Books from On My Radar segment:

If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy: https://amzn.to/3yiUFZB

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee: https://amzn.to/3rHofWl

The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee: https://amzn.to/3fc7fSM

The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis: https://amzn.to/3BZA6DB

Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers: https://amzn.to/3BXl55s

Bombshell by Sarah Maclean: https://amzn.to/3rVV7Lb

 

Other Books/Authors Mentioned

HISTORICAL

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare: https://amzn.to/379ICBX

When A Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare: https://amzn.to/3BSCcp3

Castles Ever After Series by Tessa Dare

Girl Meets Duke series by Tessa Dare

Courtney Milan

The Bareknuckle Bastards series by Sarah Maclean: https://amzn.to/3fg60Cd

Brazen and the Beast by Sarah Maclean: https://amzn.to/37b2vbK

Vanessa Riley: https://amzn.to/3fen0IV

Wild West Series by Beverly Jenkins: https://amzn.to/3idur59

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole: https://amzn.to/3zUkHme

Proper Romance line from Shadow Mountain Publishing: https://amzn.to/3BYEjaR

CONTEMPORARY

Twisted Love by Ana Huang: https://amzn.to/3BXn2Pk

Run Posy Run by Kate C. Wells: https://amzn.to/377C2M7

The Wicked Villains Series by Katee Roberts

Desperate Measures by Katee Roberts: https://amzn.to/3j4i22E

Touch of Taboo series by Katee Roberts: https://amzn.to/3fgVSci

Neon Gods by Katee Roberts: https://amzn.to/3j9KjVF

Patricia Davids: https://amzn.to/3xiYVXI 

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle: https://amzn.to/3j4ij5G

Sarah Morgan

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan: https://amzn.to/3C8iNkb

Debbie Macomber: https://amzn.to/3lbCSQf

To Love Jason Thorne by Ella Maise: https://amzn.to/2V4UwKZ

To Hate Adam Conner by Ella Maise: https://amzn.to/3BVDGyJ

Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole: https://amzn.to/3f9vHEz

A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole: https://amzn.to/3xcYeiD

Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: https://amzn.to/2WDmgXz

The Wright Brothers Series by Christina C. Jones: https://amzn.to/3x9OaH3

The Love Sisters series by Christina C. Jones: https://amzn.to/3j8VSfw

The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker: https://amzn.to/3zNFE28

Cowboys of California series by Rebekah Weatherspoon: https://amzn.to/3laHCWs

Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon: https://amzn.to/3zRxshn

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall: https://amzn.to/2WEDILl

Adriana Herrera: https://amzn.to/2WCXDKC

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa: https://amzn.to/3liBpHZ

Love on Cue series by Mia Sosa: https://amzn.to/3liBuLN

Bromance Book Club series by Lyssa Kay Adams: https://amzn.to/3lfLWDF

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory: https://amzn.to/2V8MBML

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory: https://amzn.to/3xgimAi

Whiteout by Adriana Anders: https://amzn.to/3l9eT4m

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts: https://amzn.to/2V5D6xQ

Grip by Kennedy Ryan: https://amzn.to/3liBYBB

Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan: https://amzn.to/3C0yQjG

Reel by Kennedy Ryan: https://amzn.to/3lfjhPq

Forbidden Promises by Synithia Williams: https://amzn.to/3yfipOi

SPECULATIVE

In Death series by J.D. Robb: https://amzn.to/3BVt2Ii

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon: https://amzn.to/3lk287f

Risdaverse series by Ruby Dixon: https://amzn.to/3lc7QYH

Strange Love by Anne Aguirre: https://amzn.to/2V5DVXs

Planet of Desire series by Robin Lovett: https://amzn.to/2UYJI16

I Married a Lizardman by Regine Abel: https://amzn.to/3j2Ku53

Magic Bites by Illona Andrews: https://amzn.to/3fe8Wiy

Psy-Changling series by Nalini Singh: https://amzn.to/3BWHuzR

   *Changling Cast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/changeling-cast/id1553981571

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole: https://amzn.to/2UYLpvu

Green Creek series by TJ Klune: https://amzn.to/3lfbEIs

Queen Takes Knights by Joely Sue Burkhart: https://amzn.to/3ff8ZLg

Deal With the Demon by Chace Verity: https://amzn.to/3BWFdVb

Reign & Ruin by J.D. Evans: https://amzn.to/3fdy9tH

Radiance by Grace Draven: https://amzn.to/3iaUxFQ

A Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope: https://amzn.to/3leNHRC

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri: https://amzn.to/2WyzhS5

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri: https://amzn.to/3j2M86J

A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane: https://amzn.to/3C1LoY3

The Midwinter Mail-Order Bride by Kati Wilde: https://amzn.to/3BRdeWW

Fortuna Sworn by KJ Sutton: https://amzn.to/3rHttkG

A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas: https://amzn.to/3BYLwrr

 

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This episode was recorded using a Blue Yeti USB condenser microphone kit: https://amzn.to/342dnqx

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