Episode 15: Romance Tropes

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Episode 15: In this show, we depart from our usual analysis of YA literature and instead discuss adult romance-novel tropes that persistently beguile and bedevil us.

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SHOW NOTES

Our Current Reads

Carrie:

Baader-Meinhof: The Inside Story of the Red Army Faction by Stephan Aust
Orleans by Sherrie L. Smith

Christa:

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn

   “Translation: All this twaddle merely is saying, ‘Hi, I’m Andreas Baader, a sociopathic dick.'”

 

References

What the hell is a “manther” anyway?
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Roxane Gay’s Outlander recaps: here, here, & here

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                          “I feel so objectified.”

Romance Trope: The Virgin Hero 

Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
Off-Campus by Amy Jo Cousins
Taking Him by Jackie Ashenden

Romance Trope: The Indestructible Male

The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
The Master by Kresley Cole
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

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“Your torture tactics are nothing compared to the Midwestern accents of these dames, Le Chiffre!”

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