Reviews
As an avid romance reader I truly appreciate Jessen and Juliet’s reviews and recommendations. Y’all have led me to so many authors and stories and I’m so grateful. I truly enjoy listening after I read a book you review. It’s like reading with friends.
Babymama1990 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/22
Finally listened to the ‘A Scoundrel Of Her Own’ episode (since I finished the book yesterday 🙌🏽 Love hearing y’all talk about books! ♥️
precious0321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/22
I came across your podcast while searching for romance podcasts and I’m hooked!! Y’all are funny knowledgeable and just enjoyable to listen to!!!
hollywood401 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/22
I love fangirling with you! Such an amazing podcast.
Club bouha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/22
I stumbled upon this podcast while looking at booktubers. If you read romance and enjoy them then this podcast does in-depth convos on books but also bookish things. I loved their reactions as some mirrored mine!
Nicole1516 via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 01/30/22
Love Juliet as a writer, she is one of my faves. Unfortunately she doesn’t get a chance to talk. Also Jessen’s takes are superficial, a lot of the times are borderline misogynistic. Also there is not a lot of nuance in her views, almost gives me a ‘not like other girls’ feel.
Erika119 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/21
It’s a great podcast. I love how they talk about the books BUT Jessen is disrespectful to her cohost. She doesn’t let her finish and doesn’t give her space to express her opinion. I hope they revise their dynamic and share audio time respectfully between each other.
Zitaatiz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/21
I love Jessen and Juliette’s enthusiasm for romance! It’s like having a conversation with your best gal pals about fabulous books. Their analysis of the heroines, heroes, story lines, and writing is so insightful and gets to the heart of each story. Great podcast for readers and writers of romance.
TravelingWritingBlogging via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/21
I’ve just started listening and I love their way of talking about romance books and the community. I also love how they stay relevant while also finding older gems to review as well! My only critique is that some episodes it sounds like the microphone is muffled and it can be hard to hear.
A Disney Japan fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/21
I have been an avid romance reader for the past 25 years! I love this podcast so much because it gives me new suggestions for books to read. Jessen and Juliette are so relatable and fun to listen to as well! I listen to an episode almost every day! Love love love!
bigG3675 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/21
Usually I enjoy listening but lately you can hear one of them chewing gum during some of their podcasts. Drove me nuts and I had to stop listening 🤦🏻‍♀️
jms8675309 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/21
Great podcast! It is so sweet that this author aunt and romance loving niece are doing this podcast together! I love listening but it bugs me when Jessen frequently misuses the word whenever (she says whenever instead of saying when. I think it must just be a southern thing and I’m not used to it...Read full review »
toatallyaddicted05 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/21
#Obsessed❤️
lostinthepodcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/21
This is one of my favorite podcasts I love how much y’all love romance. However, it can be hard to hear what gets said when one host talks over another or you both talk at the same time. Other than that I love it!
boo boo birdie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/21
I’ve been listening for awhile now and I love the show - especially when you do the historical romances! 😍 My one quibble is just that sometimes you both talk over each other and it’s hard to hear what’s being said. But other than that, it gets an A+ from me! Happy reading!
Avakos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/21
Lovely & funny listen with great book recommendations!
Jen7812 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/17/21
Love how enthusiastic hosts are about their subject matter, and I like getting to hear about books I may not read. However there are episodes that are nearly unlistenable because the hosts talk over each other and do not let each other make full points. It often interrupts the flow of the...Read full review »
FoxFalls via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/21
Title says it all! Great to listen to when the world is what it is, with positive reviews and wonderful books. Love learning about different authors, especially as a newcomer to the romance genre. Would like to continue to see more books outside of the series already covered. Great work! 🥰
aishafernando via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/21
These two ladies love and appreciate the romance genre. Every week they celebrate the genre by reviewing only the books they love. This pod will definitely lead you to something you want to read.
KittyOneZero via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
I’m new listener and I absolutely adore this podcast. These ladies are such a breathe of fresh air to listen to and are so unapologetic of what they love in their romance novels, and I just love it!. My just found a new favorite podcast 🖤
renatastacy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/20
You ladies rock! Every review I get from you is solidly spot on. I love your bright, beautiful, creative spirits & your love of romance books. Also started watching Jessen on YouTube with Jessen Reads Romance. I cannot get enough! Your podcast… Jessen’s You Tube Channel...and my...Read full review »
Meridianxyz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/20
I love listening to this podcast. I love hearing them gush over certain characters and books. I am a seasoned romance reader and I’m happy to see that more people are talking about and normalizing romance novels
BrandyReadsRomance via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/20
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. After a stressful day of helping within the realities and complexities of relationships, I enjoy listening to this podcast. The promise of happily ever after is comforting... dare I say, therapeutic. Believe in love. Invest in day dreaming.
AllisonJHuffman1980 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/20
Love listening and comparing favorite book boyfriends & tropes! Penny Reid and the whole Smartypants Romance collective brought me back to reading romance after years of taking myself way too seriously. Gotta say - if you haven’t yet read Staci Hart you need to get on that. She’s grown up...Read full review »
JennBenn1031 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/20
I’ve only listened to a few but I love it!! You have to read Kristen Ashley!!
Sher21278 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/20
Smart Women Read Romance is my favorite pod cast for romance books!!
Dg67 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/20
Sharing books I love to read.
Sharrow96 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/23/20
This is very fun and entertaining to listen to. I’ve only listened to a handful so far and I love the books reviewed. I do wish that one gal doesn’t talk over the other one so much, it can make it hard to listen to when they are talking over each other, interrupting, and talking louder or more...Read full review »
RubyLovesToRead via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/20
This has been a fantastic experience! I love love love the way these ladies geek out about love ❤️! The first episode I listened to was The Kiss Quotient (it’s my favourite book) and I loved it! The way they want to see diversity is a breath of fresh air. This book was what made me feel at home...Read full review »
Niña Azul via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/12/20
I found Smart Women Read Romance when I was on one of my hunts for new romance book pods to listen to and I quickly became a fan! I love how excited Jessen and Juliette always are when they talk about the books they’ve chosen for the week. You can tell how much they love the book because of the...Read full review »
AHopelessRomantic'sBooklandia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/20
This is seriously one of my favorite podcasts! It really feels like a couple of friends chatting and gushing about books and I am SO here for it! The girls are also hilarious and just the perfect escape to listen to.
Ashheartbooks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/19/20
Love the banter between the hosts! Look forward to every episode!
Noodle327 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/20
Great ladies. Only suggestion is that the conversation be more equal, sometimes it feels one sided. Thank you for doing this podcast.
Rach1760 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/19
Really enjoy this podcast. The gals love to read romance and have great enthusiasm. The podcast is so fun to listen to and have read books to be able to listen to the podcast episodes. Again, really enjoy because they say & are excited about books like I do when I read a good book. Always...Read full review »
ModerateConserve via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
I’ve discovered so many great books that I otherwise would not have considered before I listened to this podcast. I love that I can hear the pure joy of reading in Jessen and Juliette’s voices as they discuss the books.
mermaid0dreamer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/19
You guys have a great chemistry and very funny and I love listening to your podcast because it makes me smile and laugh and you introduce me to new people to read
Molly69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/19
I love this podcast! It deserves a ton more love than it gets! Its so insightful, but funny at the same time. After I’m done listening I go out and buy the book they talk about. For me personally, I like to know a little about certain books before I buy them, and they do it so effortlessly and...Read full review »
Nani Padilla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/19
Just discovered this podcast today and I’m so glad I gave it a listen. They are so relatable and fun to listen too! I plan to catch up as fast as I can.
Iggyebab via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/19
This is honestly one of my favorite podcasts ever ! I feel like I’m talking about romance books with some of my best friends ! Love all the minisodes too ! Definitely recommend !!
Ashleigh Cellini via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/19
Love these fun chats between friends about books they love! It's funny, where I'm from "whenever" means anytime, not a specific time... Took me a few episodes to get used to southern speak lol! But it was worth the confusion to enjoy the fun!!!Read full review »
EBeth2007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/19
My problem with romance book podcast is that I got the impression that most of them don’t really like the romance genre. They get very negative and nitpicky on common conventions/tropes of romance which kind of take the joy out of reading romance. However, Juliette and Jensen clealry loves...Read full review »
🤮🤰👾🍀 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/19
All the book feels are so relatable. I love the reviews and girl talk!!
Kmarler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/19
Finally! A podcast made for women who aren’t afraid to say that they love a good romance novel. As a corporate professional and a mom, sometimes I am judged when I tell others that romance is my favorite genre. It’s great that we have these two wonderful ladies reviewing books that we love...Read full review »
exquisitedisaster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/19
Hey ladies! I stumbled upon your podcast a few weeks back and I love it! You two remind me of me and my best friend. Listening to you makes me feel like I’m right there with you talking about the book as well.
Jabbrjawz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/19
Hey Ladies! Love this podcast! Y’all have reviewed so many of my favorite already but I also recommend the following reads Runaway Girl by Tessa Bailey Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan
sincerelyrena via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/19
I love their voices! I listen to them at my 9-5 job when everyone around me is talking loudly and my mind and ears need to hear calming voices. Oh and it doesnt hurt that they review romance novels. What else could a girl ask for? To Juliette and Jessen- Please continue making these podcasts....Read full review »
melovesromance via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/21/19
I found my people!!!
Pippy528 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
Found this podcast in January and have been hooked ever since! These ladies have made me love reading romance all over again! They are funny and smart and have great taste in books! The way they break down their books is perfect!! Highly recommend!
LilMangum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/19
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