Getting Lit S3EP09: Hard as it Gets

Feb 3, 2020 | Podcast

Ilana and Wendy dip into Tattoo Parlor Romance with a torso on the cover, because that always goes well. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. Weirdly heteronormative for the genre. But that’s not the worst part of the novel…

Ilana’s Drink: “So We Meet Again”

1.5 tablespoons spiced rum

1 cup eggnog

Cinnamon stick

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Combine rum and eggnog stirring. Garnish with cinnamon stick, dust with cinnamon and nutmeg.

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