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This week we read the LAST Hathaways Book, Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas. We say goodbye to the Hathaways and rank our top Kleypas heroes and heroines! It's a fun one!   Read:   Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas   Watch:   Succession (HBO)   Dickinson (Apple TV+)     This episode is brought to you by Kensington’s newest title from Alexandra Ivy, INTENDED VICTIM.  New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy delivers a novel of romantic suspense about a vicious killer who attempts to punish the one that got away. It’s a creepy tale with a hot hero in law enforcement and a feisty heroine aiming to stay out of the killer’s clutches. You can find INTENDED VICTIM by Alexandra Ivy wherever books are sold. Find out more at Kensingtonbooks.com.     This episode is also sponsored by LOLA. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter TROPES when you subscribe!   Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
This week we read the fourth book in The Brother's Sinister Series: The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan. We discuss what makes a bad girl, missing fingers, and our weekly swoons! Also find out the answer to our weekly question- Did Clayton read this in a bath? (yes, yes he did) Get in touch: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook  Learning the Tropes Podcast  Email learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com.   Of course, as always please rate/review/subscribe! 
This week we read the motorcycle club runaway romance Ride Hard by Laura Kaye. We also talk about exciting lives and we find out Clayton's least favorite trope!  Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
It's February and we're reading two books and watching a movie!    Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein     To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (Netflix)     Act Like It by Lucy Parker     Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
This week we read The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston and talked about shirtless Hollister models, how the Crows need to work on their onboarding process, and whether or not this is even a Romance (!)   Read:   The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston   Listen:   First Aid Kit (Spotify)   Watch:   Emmylou Harris moved to tears by First Aid Kit at Polar Music Prize (Youtube)     This episode is sponsored by Audible. Right now, for a limited time, you can get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. That’s more than half off the regular price. Choose 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit https://www.audible.com/TROPES or text TROPES to 500-500.    Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Are you traveling? Hiding out from your family? Have we got an episode for you! This week Erin (@erinleafe) and Clayton (@your4thhost) review Jasmine Guillory's beloved second novel The Proposal. Erin was sick for this one, but pushed through!   Like what you hear? Make sure to also follow us on Instagram @learningthetropes, Twitter @learningtropes, Facebook at Learning the Tropes Podcast and of course email us your thoughts at learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com. 
This week we had the wonderful and talented author Sarah MacLean (Fated Mates Podcast) in the studio to talk about The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath! Sarah gives us the inside scoop on Romance cover photo shoots, Erin plays "Bad Cop" and we talk about why there aren't more Gorilla maulings in Romance. It's super fun!    Find Sarah - Instagram @sarahmaclean Twitter @sarahmaclean Website http://www.sarahmaclean.net   Listen to Sarah and Jen's podcast Fated Mates!   Buy Sarah MacLean Merch: https://jordandene.com/collections/romance-sarah-maclean   Follow Jordan Dene @jordandenenyc   Watch: Nardwuar vs. Snoop Dogg (2019)   Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner   Fleabag   This episode is sponsored by LOLA. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter TROPES when you subscribe!   Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
Last weekend Erin, Clayton and Producer Patty went to see Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Goulding and Emma Thompson. What did they think? Did they give it their heart(s)? Find out in this special Friday Bonus Episode!   Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
This week we read The Last Wolf by Maria Vale and talk about the difference between Shifters and Werewolves, how to get to Paris if your an animal and whether or not Erin can take Clayton "going there". It's fun!   Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
Next week we're reading Slade, Book 2 of the New Species Series by Laurann Dohner. So in case you need to catch up, we're re-releasing the episode that ignited our obsession, Fury! It's a fun one!    Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
WARNING: We spoil the heck outta this series, so watch it first before you listen!   It's our first annual Tipsy Episode and we watched Virgin River Season 1, based on the books by Robyn Carr. We talked about Mel vs. Charmaine, how much Brady sucks and Jack's hair... his luscious, luscious hair. Plus, Listener Questions!    Watch:   Virgin River (Netflix)     Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
In this special bonus episode, we interview Summer Heacock, author of Crashing The A-List and The Awkward Path To Getting Lucky. We talk about Summer's writing process, how the hero of her latest book is definitely NOT Benedict Cumberbatch and how Celebrity Cutouts can be great company. Follow Summer: Instagram @fizzygrrl Twitter @Fizzygrrl Facebook Fizzygrrl Order Cutouts Here: Starstills   Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
This week we read about the super sexy, motorcycle ridin', quiche makin' Rafe, A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon! Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
This week is our very first listener recommendation- The Virgin Duet by Alexa Riley! We discuss the advantages of being a billionaire, "the man", vapes, nicknames and edible bubbles!  Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook at Learning the Tropes Podcast Email us your thoughts at learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com.   Don't forget to rate/review/subscribe! 
This episode join Erin and Clayton as they read Meg Tilly's first romance novel Solace Island. Make sure you read the book first because we do some spoiling!  Don't forget to  follow us on Instagram @learningthetropes, Twitter @learningtropes, Facebook at Learning the Tropes Podcast and of course email us your thoughts at learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com.  Of course, please rate/review/subscribe! 
This week we read the much buzzed about debut novel Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Does it live up to the hype? Why are we recording from Erin's couch? What's Clayton's plans for the podcast once Erin stops talking to him? All these questions answered!   Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
(Spoiler Warning: If you haven't watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before or To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, watch them before listening!)   Erin, Clayton and Producer Patty talk about the big Netflix sequel, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You! Are we Team Peter or Team John Ambrose? Why can't Clayton pronounce Lara? Listen to find out!   Watch:   High Fidelity Series (Hulu)   No Reservations (Hulu)   Buy:   Earhugz   Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
It's Valentine's Day! And as a special gift, we're posting our interview with author Ruby Lang. We talk about her new book House Rules, why she prefers writing novellas and (most importantly) New York real estate!    Find Ruby- Instagram @ruby.lang Twitter @RubeLang Facebook @RubyLangWrites   Cheap Old Houses Instagram @cheapoldhouses   Ruby's Books: Acute Reactions   Practice Perfect: The Complete Series   Playing House    Open House    House Rules   The Uptown Collection    Ruby's Novella Recs:   A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong - Cecilia Grant   A Midnight Feast - Emma Barry, Genevieve Turner   Grounded For Christmas - Savannah J Frierson   One Masked Night - Beverly Jenkins Books Mentioned: Night of The Phantom - Anne Stuart    Bridget Jone's Diary - Helen Fielding   Lord of Scoundrels - Loretta Chase   Cinderella Deal - Jennifer Cruise   Bet Me - Jennifer Cruise   Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
This week we read Slave To Sensation by Nalini Singh and we talk about condos, changelings versus shifters and Clayton has a breakthrough.   Read: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh   Kerrigan Byrne Victorian Rebel Series   Listen: Ellie And The Wave   Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
It's August and we have three SWELTERING books for you! Plus, as a special treat, we chat with Vanessa Zoltan of the Hot and Bothered podcast. We talk about what drew her to Romance, how she got Romance novelist Julia Quinn onboard, and how much we all love Lisa Kleypas. It's fun! To learn more about Vanessa's podcast: https://www.hotandbotheredrompod.com/ Our August Books: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey Slow Heat by Leta Blake  Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
(Trigger Warning: We discuss assault and rape in this episode) This week we read Slade, the second book in the New Species series. Why is professionalism so hard to find in this world? What's the attraction to the Secret Baby trope? And what exactly is Fork Proximity?   Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
This week we read Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole and talked about Harlem in the 1910s, whether sucking on fingers is erotic or unsanitary, and how honking a car horn at your parents is never a good idea.    Read:   Let Us Dream by Alyssa Cole   Watch:   Dolemite Is My Name - Netflix     Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
This week we read the leopard shapeshifting romance Burning Wild by Christine Feehan. We were joined by our very special guest writer/producer/comedian and fellow podcaster Rebecca Leib! Follow her on Instagram and/or Twitter. Rebecca cohosts a fantastic podcast Ghost Town, where she covers strange, abandoned and spooky places all over the globe! Find us: Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com
This week we read Book 4 of the Hathaways Series, Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas. We talked about how nonchalant the Hathaways are, if Clayton remembers various escaped animal headlines and Dodger. Frickin' Dodger.   Read:   Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas   Watch:   Cheer (Netflix)   This episode is sponsored by LOLA. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter TROPES when you subscribe!   Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
We're back with Book 2 of The Hathaways Series, Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas, and we have a special guest! Author Kate Clayborn joins us to talk about her new book Love Lettering, Virgin River (Spoiler Alert) and all things Kleypas! (Also, we had a few audio issues this episode, so our apologies.)   Read:   Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas   Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn   Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner   Listen:    OnWriting (iTunes)   Follow:   Movie Premieres Unlimited   Find Kate- Instagram @kateclayborn.author Twitter @kateclayborn   Find us- Instagram @learningthetropes Twitter @learningtropes Facebook Learning The Tropes Podcast Join The Learning The Tropes Troop! email: learningthetropespodcast@gmail.com Learning The Tropes is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!
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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 23rd, 2018
Latest Episode
Feb 14th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
77
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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