Another week, another F2L episode! In this lil' jaunt, Mackenzie and Lily dive into the world of romance novels that are in series: What makes a great romance series, and which books will leave you totally confused if you were to attempt to rea
Trope Talk is BACK, and this season, Mackenzie and Lily are talking about a beloved trope that many people don't necessarily have experience with IRL: Fake dating. Find out why it's so cherished — and why Lily believes she'd be awesome at it if
How the heck did "beach reads" come to be, and why is the domain often ruled by rich white ladies? Mackenzie and Lily unpack it all. Plus, Lily teases an upcoming release that she says perfectly incapsulates what the romance genre is all about.
After a brief unexpected (and now resolved!) hiatus, we're BACK and ready to continue on the odyssey that is season three! This week is one of F2L's most anticipated episodes of all time: We talked to Jason Rogers and Jake Gronsky, two straight
This week on the pod, Mackenzie and Lily talk about recent contemporary romance releases that should be in readers' starter packs as well as other contemporary romances they adore. As always, Mackenzie enjoys a good age-gap romance, and Lily ca
F2L is baaaaaack! On this first episode of season three, Mackenzie and Lily dive into one of the most requested topics from listeners: What does it actually look like for a romance novelist to write a sex scene? They're joined by beloved author
Welcome back to season 3 of Friends to Lovers, a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships,
It's romance challenge time! In the final episode of season two, Mackenzie and Lily talk about Bad Bitch Book Club's 2nd Annual Spring Romance Challenge, which kicks off on April 15th. Enjoy all of the picks that book club members are reading s
In the penultimate episode of season two, Mackenzie and Lily tackle a few of their favorite non-romance Smart People Books™ that'll not only give you plenty of food for thought but are also just delightful reads.Major episode timestamps: Introd
The Classified series is back! For this season's installment, Mackenzie and Lily are diving into popular contemporary romance author Jasmine Guillory's five published novels and unpacking what makes a quintessential JG book.Major episode timest
This week, Mackenzie and Lily go into controversial territory and unpack five of the most polarizing popular romance and love story-adjacent novels to come out in the past couple of years. Get ready for hot takes on hot takes.Major episode time
It's midway through the second season of Friends to Lovers, and you know what that means: It's Q&A time! In this episode, Mackenzie and Lily give romance recommendations for a number of listener questions, including the books that encapsulate t
In 2011, E.L. James published the erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, which became one of the best-selling books of the 21st century. However, critics quickly pointed to its problematic depictions of BDSM practices and relationships at large,
Is this the end of F2L? This week, Mackenzie and Lily come to virtual blows (sort of) about one of the genre's most popular tropes—and one of Lily's personal favorites: Enemies-to-lovers. Is it really as great as everyone says it is? Or is it t
Why are there so few plus-size protagonists or love interests in romance novels? And why are there even fewer books with plus-size protagonists AND love interests in the same story? This week, Mackenzie and Lily dive into the romance genre's on
What makes a romance novel steamy? And do other people think some of your favorite sexy romance novels are all that steamy? This week, Mackenzie and Lily dive into creating a five-level "steam scale" for how to rank the steaminess of books. Mac
Season two of the podcast kicks off with a trip down hot mess memory lane. In this episode, Mackenzie and Lily reminisce about the YA books they read during their teen years that gave them the absolutely wrong romantic ideas in adulthood.Major
Welcome back to season 2 of Friends to Lovers, a Bad Bitch Book Club podcast hosted by BBBC founder Mackenzie Newcomb and writer, editor, and bestie Lily Herman. Each week, they use books as a jumping off point to talk about sex, relationships,
In the final episode of season one (!), Mackenzie and Lily give their recommendations for underrated books under 250 pages that you can read this holiday season. Plus, Mackenzie shares her favorite trash human read of quarantine and Lily discus
In the penultimate episode of season one, Mackenzie and Lily talk about their favorite love stories (not exclusively romance novels!) of 2020. Find out why ghosts deserve love too, who becomes the first male author ever mentioned on the podcast
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Classified, an ongoing series where Mackenzie and Lily read and rank all of the existing work by a romance or romance-adjacent author. We're kicking things off with the work of Taylor Jenkins Reid because Mac
Why do so many romance novels not touch on contraception, consent, or STI status in their pages? Why are erotica authors calling including safe sex practices in their books "propaganda"? And which romance novel that was dubbed a "modern classic
What does Mackenzie actually think of Reese's Book Club? Is Lily really reading 400 books this year? What were some of the worst reads in 2020? In their first-ever midseason Q&A, Mackenzie and Lily keep the goss piping hot.Major episode timesta
Why does Mackenzie get heart emoji eyes every time she sees a book with love at first sight in it while Lily wants to gouge her eyes out? In the inaugural Trope Talk episode, insta-love books are front and center, and the hot takes are abound.
What does it take to write one of the most exquisite blow job scenes in historical romance history (according to F2L's co-hosts, of course)? Mackenzie and Lily continue their conversation with bestselling author Sarah MacLean, discuss which rom
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