Goodreads Podcast: Elizabeth Talks with Romance Author Helen Hoang

Posted by Cybil on May 18, 2019


In the latest edition of the Books of Your Life with Elizabeth podcast, Goodreads Co-Founder Elizabeth Khuri Chandler chats with romance author Helen Hoang, whose steamy sophomore novel, The Bride Test, is one of the most anticipated books of summer.

Hoang talks about being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, her rocky relationship with her family, and her love affair with romance novels. As far as the books that have shaped her life, Hoang discusses Nalini Singh's Slave to Sensation, V.C. Andrews' Flowers in the Attic, Johanna Lindsey's Gentle Rogue, and Kennedy Ryan's Long Shot.



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message 1: by Nicky (last edited May 18, 2019 03:46PM) (new)

Nicky Shields How is it you can do a 30 minute interview with Hoang and not discuss the hotness, graphicness and intensity of the sex scenes in Kiss Quotient? Come on, it's why this book stood out last year. It blew everyone away. It wasn't the predictable romance story... It was the sex! And you didn't ask her about it or talk about it!


message 2: by Helen (new)

Helen Hoang Nicky wrote: "How is it you can do a 30 minute interview with Hoang and not discuss the hotness, graphicness and intensity of the sex scenes in Kiss Quotient? Come on, it's why this book stood out last year. It ..."

What do you want to know about the sex scenes?


message 3: by Katrin (last edited May 21, 2019 05:03AM) (new)

Katrin Davidson Nicky wrote: "How is it you can do a 30 minute interview with Hoang and not discuss the hotness, graphicness and intensity of the sex scenes in Kiss Quotient? Come on, it's why this book stood out last year. It ..."

Also Its a shame you have only read "predictable" romances when they are hundreds if not thousands that are anything but... is this something you are interested in? they are resources like "smart bitches" Podcasts like " heaving bosoms, Fated mates and Wicked Wallflowers" there are romances for every trope.
I hope you find some that suit your needs especially if you love Helen's style.


message 4: by Nicky (new)

Nicky Shields Katrin wrote: "Nicky wrote: "How is it you can do a 30 minute interview with Hoang and not discuss the hotness, graphicness and intensity of the sex scenes in Kiss Quotient? Come on, it's why this book stood out ..." Who says I only read predictable romances? I read them all.


message 5: by Katrin (new)

Katrin Davidson Nicky wrote: "Katrin wrote: "Nicky wrote: "How is it you can do a 30-minute interview with Hoang and not discuss the hotness, graphicness and intensity of the sex scenes in Kiss Quotient? Come on, it's why this ..."


Glad to hear it, I hope Romancelandia is as positive as you want it to be or you find the novel that blends what you are looking for.


message 6: by Sophia (new)

Sophia Brown Love to hear the podcast. In fact, I am a big fan of Helen Hoang. And nothing to deny that I have learned a lot of unknown facts from this interview. Hope to get a more interesting write-up from Helen in the future. I am also from the writing industry. As an academic writer on studyclerk, I love to write on different academic topics that students face obstacles with. But I love to read the novel. Thank you.!


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