Friends to Lovers

Friends to Lovers

Bad Bitch Book Club
Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.
S4 E3: A Self-Published Romance Starter Pack
This week on the pod, Mackenzie and Lily talk about beloved self-published romances that should be in readers' starter packs as well as other self-pubbed romances they personally adore. Mackenzie discusses her recent affinity for toxic bully romances, and Lily somehow finds a way to mention Eden Finley yet again.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (3:48), Introduction to Main Topic (4:36), Book Recommendations (18:58), What Else We’re Reading (51:42), Conclusion (57:01).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com). 
Feb 8, 2022
1 hr
S4 E2: Let's Talk About Asexual Romance Novels
It's Lily's time to shine! This week, Lily (with an assist from Mackenzie) takes everybody on a journey to understanding asexuality and the current landscape of asexual romance novels. The pair also continue to stan visionary, icon, and legend Angela Chen.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (3:14), Introduction to Main Topic (4:17), Book Recommendations (33:36), What Else We’re Reading (51:16), Conclusion (1:00:00).NOTE: There are spoilers for Claire Kann’s book Let’s Talk About Love during the 36:36-37:36 mark.Content warnings: This episode very briefly mentions sexual coercion, sexual assault, and conversion therapy.You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com). 
Jan 31, 2022
1 hr 2 min
S4 E1: Why Are Romance Novels So Obsessed With Washboard Abs and Massive Dicks?
It's the first episode of season four and we're ready to go! This week, Mackenzie and Lily unpack why the romance genre has such narrow beauty ideals for straight male love interests and what we miss out on when we don't expand that fantasy. Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:46), Introduction to Main Topic (6:58), What Else We’re Reading (35:53), Conclusion (41:15).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com). 
Jan 25, 2022
43 min
Season 4 Trailer: Big Dicks in Romances, The Changing "Sick Lit" Subgenre, and More
Welcome back to season 4 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Our 10-episode fourth season launches on January 24th, so get ready for a many more shenanigans.You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569/.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
Jan 24, 2022
1 min
S3 E10: Books to Give Friends Who Haven't Read in a While
Look at that, it's the final episode of season three! The podcast will return on January 24, 2022, but until then, check out this ep where Mackenzie and Lily dive into which books to recommend to all of the people in your life who haven't perused their bookshelves in a while and don't know what to read now.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:06), Introduction to Main Topic (3:18), What Else We’re Reading (34:07), Conclusion (40:18).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com). 
Nov 15, 2021
43 min
S3 E9: So, Uh, What's Up With BookTok? (Feat. @kendra.reads)
BookTok has become one of the most influential literary spaces on the internet, and yet it's only just starting to get recognition. Luckily, Mackenzie and Lily are joined by Kendra Keeter-Gray, better known as @kendra.reads on the platform, to get to the bottom of all things BookTok.Note: This recording was originally completed in August 2021.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (1:20), Introduction to Main Topic (2:12), Interview with Kendra (5:06), What Else We’re Reading (55:19), Conclusion (50:59).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com). 
Nov 10, 2021
1 hr 2 min
S3 E8: An Official Christina Lauren Novel Ranking
The Classified series is back at it again! For this season's installment, Mackenzie and Lily are diving into popular contemporary romance duo Christina Lauren's 11 published standalone adult romance novels. There's banter, Big Trope Energy, and a whole lot more.Note: Portions of this recording were originally completed in June 2021.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:00), Introduction to Main Topic (2:55), Ranking (18:00), Conclusion (47:43).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com). 
Nov 2, 2021
50 min
S3 E7: Mackenzie and Lily Become Advice Columnists (A Midseason Q&A)
Hey, look who it is! The gals of Friends to Lovers are BACK and ready to finish out season three (and start preparing for the absolute banger that's going to be season four). For today's regularly scheduled midseason Q&A episode, Mackenzie and Lily took audience questions about dating, romance, relationships, friendship, and marriage and gave their non-therapist perspectives on those matters. Note: There are a few small sections of spotty audio, and portions of this recording were originally completed in June 2021.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (5:44), Main Topic (7:45), Conclusion (49:33).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569/.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
Oct 26, 2021
52 min
S3 E6: Romance Novels That Are Better to Read as Series
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 read them out of order as standalones?Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:37), Introduction to Main Topic (3:43), Discussion of What Makes a Good Series and Recommendations (8:18), What Else We’re Reading (29:09), Conclusion (32:45).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569/.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
Jul 13, 2021
34 min
S3 E5: Why We're Obsessed With the Fake Dating Trope — Even If We'll Never Fake-Date IRL
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 the opportunity ever arose.Major episode timestamps: Introduction (0:00), Housekeeping (2:05), Introduction to Main Topic (3:28), Discussion of Fake Dating Book Recommendations (12:22), What Else We’re Reading (32:13), Conclusion (36:49).You can get full show notes and episode transcriptions on the Bad Bitch Book Club website: http://badbitchbookclub.com/podcast.Give us a five-star rating wherever you get your podcasts, and say hi to us at @F2LPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. You can also join the private F2L Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292095932008569/.If you want to support Bad Bitch Book Club's initiatives (including this podcast), become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/badbitchbookclub.Buy all books mentioned on Friends to Lovers: https://bookshop.org/lists/friends-to-lovers-podcast.Friends to Lovers is 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, dating, love, romance, and more.Podcast logo by MKW Creative Co. (https://mkwcreative.co/) and music by Eliza Rose Vera (http://www.elizarosevera.com).
Jun 28, 2021
39 min
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