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What’s your favorite thing about reading romance?

We take a moment to think specifically about the pieces of elements and results of romance that we appreciate most. What about you?

Elyse Watches The Bachelor–S25 E7: That was Pointless

Elyse Watches The Bachelor with Kraken Rum and Coke

Before we get started on the recap I have a couple of updates. First of all, Chris Harrison has announced he’s stepping away from the franchise for awhile after saying some racist shit to Rachel Lindsay in an interview. Basically current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell was criticized for social media posts of her at an Old South themed sorority party. Harrison talked over Lindsey when she expressed concerns about it and basically dismissed it because it … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelor–S25 E7: That was Pointless

The Rec League: Filthy Mouths

The Rec League - heart shaped chocolate resting on the edge of a very old book

Thanks to Ali for sending in this Rec League request that is certainly of interest to the Bitchery: I just read Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey and I really enjoyed the dirty talk by the hero. Can you recommend any more dirty talking heroes/heroines? Sarah: Oh, no…I’m the worst person for this question. Dirty talking during sex in books makes the entirety of my internal organs cringe into oblivion. I’m sorry! Sneezy: Does The … Continue reading The Rec League: Filthy Mouths

Links: Gymnasts, Bridgerton, & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.

Happy Wednesday! First, if any of you are in the Texas area, we hope you’re being as safe as you can be and staying warm. I have a few friends out in Austin and I’ve been checking in on them and peeking at their Instagram stories to make sure they’re doing all right. Valentine’s Day was Sunday and I hope you did something kind for yourself. I ate dumplings and had wine! One more week … Continue reading Links: Gymnasts, Bridgerton, & More

Stuff We Like: Home Office and School Essentials

Stuff we Like - HOme Office and School Essentials

It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! We’ve been chatting about the things that make working from home or virtual school more comfortable. We’re curious what you’ve discovered that’s useful and helpful, too! Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of … Continue reading Stuff We Like: Home Office and School Essentials

Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: A Bowl of Cherries

This HaBO is from Erin, who is hoping to find this historical romance that blends erotica and suspense: Hoping you Smart Bitches can help me find this book I’ve been Googling in vain. Here’s what I remember: Historical romance/thriller. I think it takes place in Victorian London or thereabouts, and there’s a serial killer the hero and heroine are trying to catch. The serial killer almost gets her at one point. I think the man … Continue reading HaBO: A Bowl of Cherries

Book Review

(Trust) Falling for You by Charish Reid

(Trust) Falling for You

(Trust) Falling for You is a fun, sweet novella about two college professors with very, very different personal and teaching styles falling for each other on a Team Building retreat in the woods of Wisconsin. This retreat, incidentally, sounds both like an HR nightmare and the sort of thing guaranteed to result in multiple letters to Ask a Manager, and also precisely like something that someone in academic administration would decide was a brilliant thing … Continue reading (Trust) Falling for You by Charish Reid

Books On Sale

Boxed Sets, Socialites, & More

Books on Sale: Best of Luck by Kate Clayborn & More

Best of Luck by Kate Clayborn is 99c! This is the third and final book in the Chance of a Lifetime series, which has had several favorably comments from the Bitchery. The hero in this one is the brother of the heroine’s best friend, if that is or isn’t your catnip.

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Book Review

First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

First Comes Like

I was initially skeptical of the newest installment in Rai’s Modern Love series. The main character, Jia, is a social media influencer who creates videos about make-up. I tend to avoid novels about models, and wasn’t sure that I was millennial enough to appreciate this romance. But First Comes Like might be my perfect pandemic read. It has a more lighthearted, fluffier tone than Girl Gone Viral, with a heroine whose thirstiness made me smile, … Continue reading First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

Hide Your Wallet

February 2021 New Releases, Part Two

If you’re new to Hide Your Wallet, this is where we list new releases we’re pretty excited for in the coming month. Each reviewer has a book maximum (five per person), but we’ve separated HYW into two parts. The first HYW of the month will cover books that release from the 1st to the 14th. The second HYW will cover books released from the 15th to the end of the month. We also think this … Continue reading February 2021 New Releases, Part Two

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