Straddling Lusciousness and Social Consciousness in Romance, featuring Angelina Lopez

Jul 18, 2022

Angelina Lopez

Romance often gets the short-shrift for being not a serious genre, or for being a guilty pleasure—and yet, it’s the best-selling genre there is. Which is why Grant and Brooke chose to explore with Angelina Lopez, touching upon the sexiness of romance, yes, but also the fact that it’s so much more than that. Romance can be socially conscious, and importantly—there’s romance out there for every kind of reader. Listen in to open your horizons to new reading experiences, or if you’re already a big romance lover, to be nodding your head, knowing you’ve been on the money all along.


Angelina Lopez writes sexy, Latinx-inspired stories about strong women and the worthy men lucky to love them. Her debut book, Lush Money, was named a Top 10 Romance Debut of 2020 by ALA’s Booklist. Lush Money and Hate Crush, received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and Booklist. Her first book in a new high-heat, small town, Latinx series is After Hours on Milagro Street. You can find more about her at @AngelinaMLo on Instagram and Twitter.

Connect with Our Communities

Never miss an episode

Subscribe to Write-minded on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.