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Articles / December 1, 2019

A Prince on Paper A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole is $1.99! This is the third book in Cole’s Reluctant Royals series. I’d say it can be read as a standalone, but characters from previous books definitely play a role. Elyse gave this one a B: A Prince on Paper was a fun, fairytale romance, but it needed more resolution to totally satisfy me. The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her… Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate. For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother—the heir to the throne—and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brother’s future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him. Nya and Johan both have good reasons to…

AudioFile’s 2019 Best of Romance Audiobooks
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Articles / December 1, 2019

We have some exciting news for all you romance audiobook listeners out there! AudioFile is letting us exclusively announce their Best of Romance list. For those who don’t know, AudioFile is a magazine available in print and online that reviews audiobooks. Feel free to peruse the other categories too! Here is AudioFile’s Best of Romance list, along with links to their reviews: THE BRIDE TEST by Helen Hoang, read by Emily Woo Zeller AMERICAN DREAMER by Adriana Herrera, read by Sean Crisden GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN by Talia Hibbert, read by Adjoa Andoh DESIRE LINES by Elizabeth Kingston, read by Nicholas Boulton RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston, read by Ramon de Ocampo WOLF RAIN by Nalini Singh, read by Angela Dawe Want to see Nicholas Boulton behind the scenes on recording Desire Lines? There’s also a video with Sean Crisden recording American Dreamer, and wow…what a voice. Check out the rest of AudioFile’s other “Best of” lists for other genres! Have you listened to any of the books listed? Are any of the narrators a favorite of  yours?

December’s New Releases
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Articles / December 1, 2019

It’s the first of the month! How the heck did that happen? It’s freakin’ December! We’re changing up Hide Your Wallet slightly in the sense that we want to give you all a more curated list. There are more of us now and with all of us listing so many books, we felt the feature was getting a bit unwieldy and away from romance. Going forward, we’ve giving ourselves individual caps and a certain number of books we mention have to be romance. We are a romance site after all! Hope you like the changes! Queerbaiting and Fandom Author: Joseph Brennan Released: December 1, 2019 by University of Iowa Press Genre: Nonfiction In this first-ever comprehensive examination of queerbaiting, fan studies scholar Joseph Brennan and his contributors examine cases that shed light on the sometimes exploitative industry practice of teasing homoerotic possibilities that, while hinted at, never materialize in the program narratives. Through a nuanced approach that accounts for both the history of queer representation and older fan traditions, these essayists examine the phenomenon of queerbaiting across popular TV, video games, children’s programs, and more. Contributors: Evangeline Aguas, Christoffer Bagger, Bridget Blodgett, Cassie Brummitt, Leyre Carcas, Jessica Carniel, Jennifer Duggan, Monique Franklin, Divya…