9.1.17: As difficult as this is for me, I've made the decision to step away from Romance Playlist for the time being. I'm proud that Romance Playlist has taken off in the way it has and it's been a great way to introduce other readers and myself to new authors. However, I need to focus my attention elsewhere. Thank you for following and joining in on this great community. As of today, I am no longer accepting review requests.
Best, Erin

Hi, I’m Erin!  I may be a higher education professional during the day, but my true passion is reading, reviewing and creating playlists for romance books.

Romance Playlist came about in early 2016 after deciding to share a few of my book-related playlists that I created for personal enjoyment.  The idea to expand the playlists to additional books and, perhaps, even create historically-accurate playlists grew through conversations with my husband and some fellow romance readers.

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, I now live and work in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I reside with my husband, daughter and a dog named Dixie. You can see my book reviews at Straight Shooin' Book Reviews.

Thanks for joining me here on Romance Playlist, and please feel free to contact me here or visit me on Goodreads!


  1. Nice blog here! Stopping by as part of getsocial17. I enjoyed the visit.

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