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September 20, 2014
Immortal/Mortal Love in The Shadowhunters Series
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September 19, 2014
Friday Beefcake: Foxy Flannel
Team H & H
September 19, 2014
H&H Debriefing: Give a 'Ship
Team H & H
September 19, 2014
Addicted Authors and Characters
Ciar Cullen
September 17, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch's Darcy Scene
Megan Frampton
Tue
Sep 23 2014 4:30pm

I Want To Sex You Up: Erotic Recommendations For September 2014

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card....

As lovers embark upon new and exciting paths towards sexual and emotional fulfillment, issues of control and submission lend new meaning to the term “letting go.”

Bombshell by Jody Gehrman

Copywriter Ruby Sugars is in a rut. Her life consists of the following: long hours, boring neutral colors and regular fat-shaming from her stick insect-looking boss. But Ruby isn't really a Bland Betty—she's a complete Bettie Page hottie, with an enviable collection of vintage couture and very naughty vixen lingerie. Now if only she could channel that girl into her real life….

Cue Ruby's best friend, whose recent fixation is “fantasy matchmaking.” She's decided that all Ruby needs is one night with a sexy, delectable man—one with a serious thing for curvy pinup girls. And “Lancer” is hot enough to make any girl's fantasy come true.

For one night, it's pure, X-rated hotness. But come the next morning, this brand-spankin'-new bombshell will get the shock of her life when the man she vowed to see only once shows up again…as her new boss.

A one night stand turns into something more when a single night of exquisite no holds barred  passion spills over into the light of day.

[Do we need to call a special meeting about that?]

Tue
Sep 23 2014 3:00pm

First Look: Jaci Burton’s Hope Burns (September 30, 2014)

Hope Burns by Jaci BurtonJaci Burton
Hope Burns
Jove / September 30, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital

Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister’s wedding, especially knowing she’ll have to endure a weekend with the one man she never wants to see again. It’s only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can’t forget what they once meant to each other.

But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he’s ever loved. This time, he isn’t going to let Molly run. Together they’re going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them.

Family comes first in Jaci Burton’s novels, and Hope Burns, the third book in this series, is no exception. I was eagerly anticipating the unraveling of the mystery of Molly and Carter. The small town is brimming with happiness over the marriage of Emma and Luke, the H/H of the first book, and that event has forced the prodigal daughter, Molly, to return.

[Who is she burning to see again?]

Tue
Sep 23 2014 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Valerie Bowman, Jennifer Chance, Elisabeth Barrett, and Candis Terry

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers from some great authors! Are you looking to celebrate Christmas with a cowboy or maybe split a bottle of wine on New Year's with a winemaker? Or maybe you're looking for a bluestocking or a con artist to round out your posse, either way these books will fit the bill!

Read on for a special first look at the covers for Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry, The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman, Risk It by Jennifer Chance, and New Year's in Napa by Elisabeth Barrett. Enjoy!

[Learn more about the books and see the sexy covers...]

Tue
Sep 23 2014 12:00pm
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Read & Win: Nina Croft’s Break Out!

Nina Croft

Break Out by Nina CroftGet a sneak peek of Nina Croft’s Break Out (available September 30, 2014), with an excerpt of Chapter 1!

Click here to enter for a chance to win the sweepstakes.*

The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they’ve discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they’re called, rule the universe.

Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can’t resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous–or so fun!

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C., or non-Quebec Terriroties of Canada to enter. Promotion begins September 23, 2014 at 12 pm ET, and ends September 30, 2014, 11:59 am ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Click here for details and official rules.

[Continue on to get a taste of Break Out...]

Tue
Sep 23 2014 10:45am

First Look: Carolyn Jewel’s A Notorious Ruin (September 23, 2014)

A Notorious Ruin by Carolyn JewelCarolyn Jewel
A Notorious Ruin (Sinclair Sisters #2)
cJewel Books / September 23, 2014 / $5.99 digital

All the widowed Lucy Sinclair Wilcott wants is to save enough money to move to a cottage of her own and keep her younger sister safe from the consequences of their father’s poor judgment. No one is more aware than she how thoroughly her first marriage ruined her. She could not remarry if she wanted to. Then the Marquess of Thrale comes to visit and long-absent feelings of desire surge back.

Everything Lord Thrale believes about the beautiful Mrs. Wilcott is wrong. The very last woman he thought he was interested in proves to be a brilliant, amusing, arousing woman of deep honor who is everything he wants in a lover, for the rest of his life. If only he can convince her of that.

In A Notorious Ruin, the long-awaited second book in Carolyn Jewel's Sinclair Sisters series, the widowed Lucy Wilcott becomes better acquainted with Lord Thrale, whom she met the previous season, during a house party at her father's home. Thrale, and indeed everyone, believes Lucy to be a frivolous featherbrain and is stunned—and then intrigued—to find that may not be the case.

[Hiding in plain sight?]

Tue
Sep 23 2014 9:30am

The "And you? Will he forgive you?” Scene in Bec McMaster’s Forged by Desire

Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster**Note: This post contains minor spoilers for the book Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster. Read with caution! **

Bec McMaster knows how to write angst. When your world is built fundamentally on everyone dying because of a blood sickness (the craving virus), it’s hard not to get buried in angst—in the best way possible! However, in McMaster’s latest book in her London Steampunk series, Forged by Desire, the angst doesn’t come from the hero (who is faced with death by the craving virus when his levels spike), but from our heroine, Perry.

It is revealed through the course of the book that Perry is not who we have been lead to believe. In fact, she’s quite the opposite. Perry feels like she’s been backed into a corner by the events in the book (which I’ll endeavor not to divulge), however, she’s in a rare position of power when she elects to go back to her old life to save the people of the Night Watch, and her lover/commander Garret.

Up to this point, Garret and Perry have fought every battle, survived Perry going missing, accepted the knowledge that Garret’s craving virus levels have sky-rocketed and have vowed to stay together and find a way to make it work. However, once Perry is backed into a corner, she thinks the only way solve everything is to sacrifice herself to a madman.

[Sacrifices for love...]

Tue
Sep 23 2014 8:04am

What’s Your Favorite Wedding Gif?

So on Saturday night, Starz's Outlander series showed us what Outlander fans have been picturing in their minds for over twenty years—Jamie and Claire's wedding night. In the book, it lasted for over fifty pages, so it stands to reason it would be spooled out as slowly on television. But when it heated up—whoa!

So in the interests of satisfying our most gratuitously prurient desires, here are some of the wedding gif(t)s WE got from Jamie and Claire's wedding.

 

[NSFW below]

Mon
Sep 22 2014 4:30pm

First Look: Anne Stuart’s Never Marry a Viscount (September 23, 2014)

Never Marry a Viscount by Anne StuartAnne Stuart
Never Marry a Viscount
Montlake / September 23, 2014 / $12.95 print, $4.99 digital

She’s crept back into the home she lost. He’s crept into her heart.

Sophie Russell was once society’s darling. But after the disgrace and death of her father, she now finds all doors firmly shut to her—including those of her family home. To discover the secrets now hidden within its beloved walls, she’ll pose as a cook and spy on the estate’s new owner, a broodingly handsome viscount, who may have schemed against the Russells. Instead of dishing up the truth, the viscount tempts Sophie with delicacies of his own…

Viscount Griffiths suspects that there is more to his new cook than meets the eye—especially since it was a mistress he hired sight unseen, not a cook. With the hope that her passion in the kitchen will extend to his bedchamber, he humors the beautiful interloper. But when that passion burns to brightest love, revelations may shake both of their wary hearts…

The final sensuous book in the Scandal at the House of Russell trilogy will lay the truth bare.

It never bodes well when a tale of romance starts off with a lie; you just know there’ll be all kinds of tension before a happy ever after can achieve fruition. In Anne Stuart's Never Marry a Viscoutn, Sophie Russell decides a small untruth will be her best way into the Viscount Griffiths’s estate. It shouldn’t be hard to pull off pretending to be the new cook when Sophie’s skills in the kitchen have been raved about by her former nanny, among others. The biggest obstacle will be in dealing with the man who may have been party to her father’s murder and the loss of her good family name that has, in part, forced her to seek work. Still, she believes that she knows what she’ll be up against, having watched the Viscount from afar for the previous several weeks:

Alexander Griffiths, the new viscount, had a reputation that was far from stellar. His first wife had died under mysterious circumstances more than a decade before, and he’d lived far to the north, never venturing into society, presumably haunted by guilt. He was certainly haunted by something, Sophie thought, dropping down to her favorite spot on the ledge and taking out her cheese and bread. The one thing no one had ever told her was how exquisitely beautiful he was.

Mere gossip, added with what she’s seen only from a distance, aren’t enough to prepare her for dealing with the tall, dark, handsome man who's become her new boss. Fortunately for Sophie, she’s been assured he’s never been the type of man to show any inclinations towards meddling with his female staff. 

[Until now?]

Mon
Sep 22 2014 2:00pm

Past Perfect: 5 Erotic Historicals from Day, Page, and More!

Lord Savage by Mia GabrielToday we're pleased to welcome author Mia Gabriel to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Mia's Lord Savage, the first book in the Savage trilogy, is out now, and tells the story of a woman who's in the throes of her first truly pleasurable experience with the enigmatic Lord Savage. In addition to having written an erotic historical (or historical erotic!), Mia loves super-sexy books set in the past, and is here to share her favorites. Thanks, Mia!

I’ve always found the past a sexy place to visit in books. There’s always candlelight, the beds are big and mysterious with curtains that close around them, and the clothes are so much more seductive, silk and velvet and corsets and major jewels. Best of all, there are none of those annoying modern distractions: no deadlines to make or emails to answer, and no historical hero, ever, is going to hear the prompt on his cell phone and say, “Just a sec, babe, gotta check this.”

Nor will a historical hero be PC. He’ll be super-manly, with muscles he earned doing dangerous, manly things instead of the gym. He’ll know when to be a gentleman, and when not to. He won’t be distracted by Sunday football, because there isn’t any yet, and besides, there’s no TV. No, his main focus is bedding and ravishing the heroine (which right there sounds so much sexier than hooking up).

[The times, they are changing...]

Mon
Sep 22 2014 12:15pm
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Riding Dirty: Exclusive Excerpt

Jill Sorenson

Riding Dirty by Jill Sorenson

He's her weapon of choice

Psychologist Mia Richards wants revenge. Her new client, tattooed Cole “Shank” Shepherd, provides the perfect means. She just has to manipulate the felon-turned-informant into eliminating her husband's killers—members of Cole's rival motorcycle club. The first step, seducing Cole, is simple. As for walking away before she falls hard—it's already too late

Dirty Eleven practically raised Cole, and he plans to double-cross the cops rather than sell them out. But smart, sexy Mia is an irresistible distraction. While she's evaluating his mind, all he can think about is her body until he discovers her true intentions. Walking a fine line between desire and betrayal, they'll have to outrun her past, his enemies, and the law for a love that's dangerously real.

Get a sneak peek of Jill Sorenson's Riding Dirty (available October 1, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Did you marry young?” Cole asked.

“I was twenty-five,” Mia said.

“How old are you now?”

“Thirty-three.”

He didn’t say she looked younger. “How was the sex?”

She almost choked on her tea.

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Mon
Sep 22 2014 11:35am

Outlander Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Was it Good for You?

Claire Randall's adventure continues in the first season of what is sure to be a long-running series on Starz based on the beloved historical fiction/fantasy/romance series by Diana Gabaldon, and we are so ready to recap and then discuss every single moment of it.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Outlander, including Saturday night's Season 1, Episode 7, “The Wedding.” Enjoy!

Claire’s second marriage begins with memories of her first. A younger Claire, hand in hand with Frank, stops outside a registry office, where Frank surprises Claire with a proposal. Claire answers with a kiss, which fades into her kissing Jamie at their wedding.

Soon enough, it’s the wedding night, and the newlyweds are charmingly awkward. A few drinks calm bridal nerves for both, and Jamie assures Claire he’s not going to force himself on her. Claire never thought he would, but she does have some questions, which strikes Jamie as fair. Why did Jamie agree to marry her?

Jamie allows that he married Claire to keep her safe. To protect Claire, the letter of the law must be fulfilled. The marriage would need to be consummated right away, with witnesses swearing they were in the building, if not the room. Jamie gives Claire his name, his clan and his family. If necessary, the protection of his body as well. Pause now for the entire female viewership to swoon, but Jamie is only getting started.

Claire joins him on the bed, hands entwinde, there’s leaning in for a kiss. Claire stalls. She wants to know about Jamie’s family. Jamie asks Claire how many generations back she wants him to go, and, well, ask a Scotsman a story, and the answer will not be brief. Hours pass as the newlyweds swap family stories, until would-be witnesses burst in to see how things are going. Jamie ushers their guests out, and Claire suggests she and Jamie go to bed. 

[Can we join, too?]

Mon
Sep 22 2014 10:59am

Downton Abbey Series 5 (Season 5), Episode 1 Recap: Live the Truth

Edith and Marigold in Downton Abbey Series 5/Season 5Welcome back to Downton Abbey and what's sure to be another year of delicious upstairs/downstairs drama. Come, let's see what Series 5 has in store for our beloved Crawley family, shall we?

Note for U.S. Viewers: Downton Abbey returns to PBS for Season 5 on January 4, 2015. We'll be repromoting Naz's recaps then, so feel free to wait to read them until that time to remain unspoiled.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Downton Abbey, including last night's Series 5 premiere. Enjoy!

And here we are again! When we left the Crawley family last Christmas, Mary was being pursued by a gaggle of suitors (well, okay, really two serious contenders. Poor Evelyn doesn’t really count, does he?) and Edith was planning on reclaiming her daughter, bringing her to Downton and having her raised with one of their tenants, Mr. Drewe. Tom was showing interest in Sarah, the new girl in town, and Isobel was flirting with Lord Merton. And of course, the ever-exuberant Rose fell in and out of love (with the “wrong” man), and had a spectacular coming-out during the course of which, she helped save the Crown Prince from a royal disaster. Downstairs, Daisy emerged as a confident, self-assured young woman, who doesn’t need the attentions of a man to validate herself any more. Anna and Mr. Bates were carrying on as usual, having put Anna’s horrific experience with Green to rest. Or have they? We were left wondering if Mr. Bates really was responsible for Green’s death. Thomas had a hold over Mrs. Baxter, and she, in turn, was looking to Mr. Molesley to protect her. We also saw a glimpse of a possible (?) romance brewing between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes.

So, here we go.

[Whatever happens, we're in this together...]

Mon
Sep 22 2014 8:10am

Is it Ever All Right for the Hero to Have Sex with Someone Other than the Heroine in the Book?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

There is a book coming out in the next month or so (a gritty motorcycle club book) that has a scene where the heroine comes into the hero's living room and finds him having sex with another woman (this is after seeing him getting orally serviced, but in that scene, he stops before finishing). Not only does he not stop the sex, he takes the heroine's suggestion, and he and the other woman head off to his bedroom to finish. And the heroine hears it all.

This isn't precisely a cheating hero, since the hero and heroine haven't committed to one another yet, but it skates very close to the line. Have you read any romance novels where this happens?

Is it ever all right for the hero to have sex with someone other than the heroine during the course of the book? 

Sun
Sep 21 2014 2:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Sleepy Hollow’s Ichabbie

Sleepy Hollow's Ichabbie, the pairing of 18th century Ichabod Crane and modern woman Abbie Mills, is a 'ship that makes a lot of sense—and it also does not. Let's explain.

Source: SupaGirl  

First, let's take the fun stuff—the 'shipping. 

[Cast off the line, sailors!]

Sun
Sep 21 2014 10:00am
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Christmas Brides: Exclusive Excerpt from “Once Upon a Christmas Scandal”

Alexandra Hawkins, Suzanne Enoch, Elizabeth Essex and Valerie Bowman

The Christmas Brides Anthology

Relax on a silent night and dive into Christmas Brides, a lush historical holiday anthology featuring a brand-new story from USA Today bestselling author Alexandra Hawkins. And back by popular demand from last Christmas, previously published One Hot Scot, The Scandal Before Christmas, and It Happened Under the Mistletoe are back to deck the halls in this sensual Christmas collection.

One Hot Scot by Suzanne Enoch

Duncan Lenox lives surrounded by enemies, a MacLawry in a land of Campbells. But when an English beauty has nowhere else to turn, he feels obligated to help. Now that they must spend a night together in an abandoned cottage while a storm rages on, will their mutual passion save—or doom—them both?

Once Upon a Christmas Scandal by Alexandra Hawkins

Lady Ellen is outraged when she learns her dowry’s been increased by her dad, eager to draw every bachelor in England to her front door. So when Lord Swainsbury comes knocking, Ellen assumes he’s another dreadful fortune hunter. Little does she know that Swainsbury has completely fallen for her—body, heart, and soul…

The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex

Lieutenant Ian Worth needs a wife by Christmas. He has to find her, woo her, and wed her before he goes back to sea. Anne Lesley is a shy spinster with no prospects, so she accepts Ian’s hasty offer only for the security it will bring. But when a midwinter storm rolls in, things start to heat up between them…and they might just find true, honest-to-goodness love…

It Happened Under the Mistletoe by Valerie Bowman

Oliver Townsende intends to avoid the hordes of marriage-minded misses at a friend’s holiday party. When he meets Miss Cerian Blake, who’s dodging her own unwanted set of admirers, the two decide to join forces and fake an infatuation to keep their suitors at bay. But when mistletoe becomes involved, will their Christmastime prank turn into a love to last all seasons?

Get a sneak peek of the Christmas Brides anthology (available September 30, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt from the story “Once Upon a Christmas Scandal” by Alexandra Hawkins.

Her cheeks were a vivid pink that had nothing to do with the chill in the corridor as they walked back to the main house.

“How long had you been listening?” Derrick quietly asked, sensitive to the fact that Lord Netherley’s comment had upset her.

Lady Ellen halted in front of the closed door. She placed her hand over his to prevent him from opening it. “Long enough to understand that you are a good man.”

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Sat
Sep 20 2014 12:15pm

“Even If It Were Just Days": Love Between Mortals and Immortals in Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters Series

City of Bones by Cassandra ClareNote: contains major spoilers for “The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices” series.

It's a well-established theme in paranormal romance and romantic urban fantasy that true love should be forever. If one lover is mortal and the other isn't, it has to be remedied in some way: this can be as simple as a vampire “turning” his beloved, or as mind boggling as some of J.R. Ward's solutions, which usually involve divine intervention. A lover who can't or won't be turned is generally tragic backstory.

Cassandra Clare's interconnected YA Shadowhunters books are unusual in exploring relationships between mortals and immortals as a viable option, albeit not one without problems.

In The Mortal Instruments series, mortal teenager Alec falls in love with Magnus Bane, an immortal warlock who's over three centuries old. The bliss of requited love is marred by Alec's jealousy over Magnus's many previous relationships, and by his worry about growing old while Magnus stays youthful—shades of Bella in the Twilight series, but this story goes in a very different direction. With no desire to be immortal himself, Alec contemplates a spell to take away Magnus's immortality, and he realizes how wrong and foolish this would be just a little too late—Magnus finds out about the plan and dumps him, breaking both their hearts.

[It's a good reason to breakup, but...]

Fri
Sep 19 2014 5:00pm

Friday Beefcake: Foxy Flannel

Adrien BrodyPlaid flannel was once a fabric reserved for grunge rockers and lumberjacks. But now, any man can rock the fall trend—and we're especially glad if they rock it with some facial hair and twinkle in their eye!

This week we're ready to snuggle up in some flannel, maybe grab a cup of coffee with the guys from last week, and settle in for some nice fall weather.

Does a bundled up (fall) guy or a stripped down (summer) guy appeal to you more?

[Let's get this flannel party started...]

Fri
Sep 19 2014 4:30pm

H&H Debriefing: Give a ’Ship

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan, and Jenn discuss what's hot in romance.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for Sleepy Hollow Season 1 and How I Met Your Mother Seasons 1-9.

This week, we address a topic especially near and dear to Heather's heart: shipping. We attempt to define the term, share some of our favorite ships (right now we're all about debating whether or not we 'ship Ichabbie in Sleepy Hollow), and ask readers to weigh in on the question of whether or not everyone is a shipper. Last but not least, we list some of the shows we'll be covering this Fall TV season—if there's anything you've been watching or are looking forward to watching this year that we don't already cover that you think should be, let us know! We'll do our best to make that happen.

Editor's note: And if you want a more in-depth background on shipping, I highly recommend checking out this crowd-sourced history of shipping in (Internet) fandom. Fascinating stuff. —Heather

Fri
Sep 19 2014 3:15pm

Ahoy, Maties: Top 10 Pirate Romances from Hoyt, Lindsey, London and More!

Pirate in Her Arms by Danelle HarmonTalk Like A Pirate Day is today, and what better way to observe the holiday than talking pirate romance? From Cape Cod to the Barbary Coast, Elizabethan times to Victorian era Brazil, these seafaring romances are ready to board your keeper shelves.

Pirate in my Arms by Danelle Harmon

Let’s start out this list with a story based on the real deal. Danelle Harmon spent three years working with the crew that recovered the sunken ship, Whydah, belonging to actual pirate Black Sam Bellamy, and it shows in her attention to detail. Prepare to be swept back in time with this unforgettable tale of an adventurous English rogue who finds his greatest treasure in gentle Maria Hallet of Cape Cod, and a love that will not be denied.

Across a Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham

Marsha Canham could probably fill this list all by herself, but if pressed to pick only one of her nearly flawless pirate romances, the first in the Elizabethan-set Pirate Wolf series would have to be the one. Isabeau (Beau) Spence, herself the daughter of a notorious sea dog, is definitely daddy’s girl. A skilled navigator who demands respect, she rescues Simon Dante from a doomed ship, and the battle of wits between them begins. Rapier-sharp wits, passionate hearts and thrilling adventure make their happily-ever after one for the history books.

[And our TBR piles...]

Fri
Sep 19 2014 1:00pm

LOL! The Top 10 Rom-Coms of the Past 10 Years

I worship at the altar of Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks, and Meg Ryan. I can quote When Harry Met Sally on command, and I’ve been to Katz’s Deli. However, since the early 2000s, much has been left to desire in the world of the rom-com. But if you know where to look, there are plenty of gems to be found. In chronological order, here are my picks for the best rom-coms of the last ten years; what rom-coms would make it onto your list?

13 Going on 30 (2004)
Why? Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner are perfectly charming. As teenagers, we all wished we were older and wiser—or Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving as Jenna wishes in the film. But she quickly learns that the perfect life isn’t really worth it without the ones we love. Plus, Andy Serkis doing the Thriller dance is a vision.

[And so many other things to love...]