Hey HB's! This week we read After We Fall by Melanie Harlow. It's a contemporary novel with a soul-searching, rich girl heroine and an emotionally isolated widower who's still navigating symptoms of PTSD. There's a farm. There are attempts at chores. There are accidental meetings. There are dubious decisions outdoors. There's some peeping. There's some excellent dirty talk. And TREE SEX. Oh yes. If you want more Erin and Mel, check out PATREON!
1 hr 39 min
Hey HBs! It's week one of our winter hiatus! We're here with The Covert Captain, or A Marriage of Equals by Jeanelle M. Ferreira, a historical that's so historical, we couldn't decifer it much of the time. What we understood, we loved, though! It's about a Captain in the army with a big secret and a spinster with nothing to lose bonding over horses, promiscuous relations, and the idea that ladies are capable and worthwhile just as they are. Make sure to check out Ep. 105 for PART 2!
1 hr 27 min
Hey HBs! It's time for the 2020 HB Reading Embrace HUGFEST!!! That's right, you're about to get the congratulatory snuggle of your lifetime! In this episode, we explain the embrace, we explain the category origins, tell you what books popped up the most for each category, and then embrace ALL the participants! Bonus Content: Erin's new BANGS, her husband's love for Taylor Swift, and so much more!
1 hr 21 min
Hey HBs! It's time for Princess Switch: Switched Again! Vanessa Hudgens is back TIMES THREE to bring us more ridiculous Christmas antics. The gang is all here with Stacy and Prince Doofus, Marg and Kev the hot baker! Newcomers Serialkiller McSmirkface and MVP Fiona the Queen Bird also light up the movie!
Dec 28, 2020
1 hr 47 min
Hey HBs! We're here with Mel's new favorite holiday novella Mangos & Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera! It's a novella set in the midst of a TV Christmas Baking Show where Kiskeya and Sully are competing.... AS A TEAM! With ONLY ONE BED! In SCOTLAND! Y'all there's a red hot Traditional Highlander Fingerbanging along with so much mouth-watering food descriptions as only Adriana Herrera can deliver. It's a big swoon.
Dec 21, 2020
1 hr 28 min
Hey HBs! It's the start of our Christmas movie/book extravaganza, and what better way to kick it off than with FAMOUS CELEBRITIES?! Christina and Lo of Christina Lauren join Erin and Melody to talk all about Netflix holiday movie Operation Christmas Drop! It's a delightful military propaganda film starring Bonnie from Vampire Diaries and Bjorn Irondside from Vikings. Plus, we chat about CLo's newest release In A Holidaze! If you want video of this episode, check out our PATREON!
Dec 14, 2020
1 hr 25 min
Oh hey HBs! It's almost the start of Hanukkah, so we wanted to read an appropriate book to honor the holiday! We chose Holiday by Candlelight by Laurel Greer because it was lauded as a Hanukkah triumph. But... while it has a Menorah on the cover, it's more of a Skiing Times book that happens in December? REGARDLESS, it's got Garnet, a holistic health specialist and avid skiier, Caleb, a half Jewish, half Japanese hero who is suffering from PTSD after getting caught in an avalanche. Boy are they hot, though!
Dec 6, 2020
1 hr 48 min
Hey HBs! We're so thankful to and for you, listener, no matter where you're from. So why not stay in the Thanksgiving spirit?! We bring you a rerelease of THANKSGIVING by Janet Evanovich! It's a book we expected to love because we love Stephanie Plum so much, but were mostly confused, amused, and amazed by. Join us on this journey where two eccentric narcissists non sequitur each other into love. Maybe? We think? Thanksgiving is involved!
Nov 29, 2020
1 hr 49 min
Hey HBs! It's Thanksgiving week for us Americans! That means special Thanksgiving books for you! This one features an heiress determined to prove her worth in the Alaskan wilderness and a lawyer with *deep* *dark* *issues* who accidentally-on-purpose got lost in the wilderness. They're objectively terrible people!
Nov 23, 2020
1 hr 59 min
Hey HBs! It's part 2 of In the Company of Women by Kate Christie! We get more WW2 Women's Army Corps goodness and an HEA! Plus, 1994 classic Nell, dumb inspirational posters, and more!
Nov 15, 2020
1 hr 12 min