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Sep 30 2015 4:30pm

Love Transcends Time: 5 Romances to Break the Space-Time Continuum

First Time with a Highlander by Gwyn Cready

Today we're thrilled to welcome Gwyn Cready to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Gwyn's latest release in her Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series, First Time with a Highlander, comes out on October 6. A main feature of Gwyn's series are heroes traveling back into time. Gwyn is here today to talk about other time travelers, but ones that we've fallen in love with onscreen (and in some pages on the page, too). Thanks, Gwyn!

Here, my friends, are my top time travel stories. I’m not even going to include Somewhere in Time, which clearly needs to be a category all its own. Here are the rules: First, the story has to have a central romance because, well, because I’m doing the list, not some Halo-playing guy who thinks the way the guy in Terminator 2 turns to liquid silver is really cool. Second, the story doesn’t have to be straight time travel as long as it plays with time in some way.


Is anyone surprised this tops my list? It’s the reason I became a romance novelist. It has a kick-ass heroine, the most romantic, loyal, brave, intelligent, and supportive hero ever imagined, and it really brings its time period—1740s Scotland—to life. The best part of all is if you like the first book, there are like SIX THOUSAND MORE PAGES of the story to read! It drives me insane that Diana Gabaldon happily categorized this book as a romance at its launch in 1992 and now categorically denies it is one. It is one, trust me—and a great one. Just read the book before you watch the STARZ series that debuted last fall. They are both highly savorable, but the book must come first.

[Time can't stop love ...]

Sep 30 2015 8:17am

Dealing in Culinary Orgasms: Burnt Trailer

There's lots to love about Bradley Cooper's upcoming Burnt, least of all Bradley Cooper himself. The title of this film lends itself to several themes—cooking (obviously), the idea of Bradley's character as being burned out on the industry, and of course, his own burning of bridges in a yet-undisclosed event from Paris. 

Of course, we think we were sold once Bradley said “Culinary Orgasm”... who doesn't love a man who can cook AND looks like BCoop? No one that's who! 

What are your thoughts on chef-heroes? Many people have pulled out the similarities to the 2007 film starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart, do you see it? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Sep 25 2015 5:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Buns of Steel with Christian Bale, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, and More

When a man gets up from the table or couch what is the one thing that captivates you? Is it his attire, strong arms, or bulge? I might have to overrule you and say it's his buns of steel nicely fitted in those jeans, shorts, or slacks. I mean what's a nice walk if you can't imagine how firm that azz is and how much driving power it has. 

Whoa! I've taken it a little too far. Let me rephrase that and say a man with a filled out back side high, low, or flat calls for attention especially when he gives you the okay to grab it or spank it. The romance world isn't void from nice butts and men should be celebrated for having a nice physique in more than one way. 

*I repeat this is not safe for work. NSFW! *

Tell us in the comments who has the hottest butt you've ever seen below. 

[Baby got back ...]

Sep 25 2015 4:30pm

Did You Watch Too Much Sci-Fi as a Kid? and Other “Concerns”

Alliance by M.L. Callahan

Today we're thrilled to welcome M.L. Callahan to Heroes and Heartbreakers. M.L. writes time travel romances—her latest release, Alliance, came out September 23, 2015—and she's gone down a rabbit hole or two in pursuit of the science of time travel. Call it curiosity, call it research...call it entertainment! Pop culture has been fascinated by the idea of time travel for decades, if not centuries. M.L. is here today to talk about some sci-fi examples out there and also some of the rules she thinks time travelers need to follow. Thanks, M.L.!

How do you know the answer to this question? Well, if you grew up to become an obsessed super-geek who can rattle off Star Wars, Doctor Who, or Game of Thrones facts like a baseball fan rattles of player stats, that might be your first clue.

[Are you a trekkie, trekker, or fan of the listed? ]

Sep 15 2015 3:24pm

Romance News Roundup: Kate Meader & Eloisa James Deals, Allegiant Trailer, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Flirting with Fire by Kate Meader—Deal Alert #1: Kate Meader's first responder romance Flirting with Fire is $1.99 in e-book right now at Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via ReadCheaply).* For a preview of what the story's all about, check out Lucy Hargrave's First Look at Flirting with Fire.

—Deal Alert #2: Maya Banks's erotic Slow Burn novel Safe at Last is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as iBookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble (ReadCheaply).* Jane Kriel wrote about the book's “second chance at romance” theme in her First Look at Safe at Last.

—Mindy Kaling's having a big day: Her rom-com TV series The Mindy Project enters the Hulu Originals game with its Season 4 premiere, “While I Was Sleeping,” AND her second book of humorous essays, Why Not Me? hits bookstores. I'm a big Mindy fan myself, if you couldn't tell, and am eager to read her new book and excited to report her Sliding Doors-esque premiere is aces—look for a Mindy/Danny (a.k.a. Dandy) Heart-to-Heart tomorrow morning to discuss the episode's best romantic moments!

—Deal Alert #3: Eloisa James's fairytale historical A Kiss at Midnight is $1.99 in e-book for the moment at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore (via ReadCheaply).* Already have this book? Find your next read with our post “If You Like Eloisa James, Then You'll Like _____.”

—The Allegiant movie's first teaser trailer offers peeks at where the Divergent series' Tris/Four will go next and Tris's decision: whether or not to “save the world.”

—Writing duo Christina Lauren release Dark Wild Night today, and have stopped over at Buzzfeed to answer some burning questions about their writing process, fan fiction, their current obsessions, and more! Bonus: find out which series is getting adapted for the screen! See all the H&H has to offer on the pair with our Christina Lauren tag. 

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Sep 14 2015 11:00am

Smart and Hot: Top Nerds in TV and Film

When The Stars Align by Jeanette Grey

Today we're thrilled to welcome Jeanette Grey to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jeanette write books with nerds...you may say she likes them! In her latest release, When the Stars Align, features another one—and Chris Evans may have inspired his physique. In pop culture, nerds get a bad rap, especially as romantic leads. However, Jeanette is here today to defend them, and list off some of her favorite (and hottest) nerds. Thanks, Jeanette!

When you hear the word “nerd,” chances are that a few common traits come to mind. Glasses. Dorky clothing. Maybe even an overbite or a unibrow. And above all else: painfully awkward.

That's not the kind of nerd I'm here to talk about.

Smarties can also be hotties, and in this age of technological innovation, being a whiz with a computer is no longer incompatible with having a six pack, a killer smile, and a swoon-worthy swagger.

In honor of the release of my new romance, When The Stars Align—which features a physics major who happens to look like Chris Evans at his blondest, buffest, and handsomest—I'm saluting the stealth geeks of the world with this list of my favorite Hot Nerds.

[The hottest dorks are below ...]

Sep 11 2015 8:32am

“Sometimes You Just Need a Hallmark Movie!”

We rightfully talk a lot about the healing power of comfort reads, but what are some of your comfort movies?

I myself just discovered a new gem on Netflix, One Small Hitch, which I foresee being perfect comfort viewing in future. If you need a new rom-com in your life, may I humbly submit:

h/t to Lizzie for the Hallmark quote!

Sep 8 2015 3:06pm

Romance News Roundup: Fifty Shades Darker Director, Nalini Singh Cover, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Rock Redemption by Nalini SinghFifty Shades Darker has a director! The film—based on E.L. James' second book in the Fifty Shades trilogy and the sequel to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie—will be directed by James Foley (whose credits include After Dark, My Sweet and Glengarry Glen Ross) and will see the return of stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Team H&H's Jenn and Megan had A Few Thoughts about the first movie, and we expect the second movie will bring just as much to discuss.

Nalini Singh unveiled the cover for Rock Redemption (as seen here), the third full-length Rock Kiss novel, on her Facebook page, where she has promised to post behind-the-scenes pictures from the cover photo shoot next week. Singh has also released the first excerpt from the book—read a preview from Chapter 1 at her website. Excerpt #2 will be posted in the next couple days, according to a Facebook comment. Need more? Here's everything we have on the Rock Kiss series—so far.

—Deal Alert #1: J. Lynn's best-friend's-little-sister New Adult romance Be With Me (Wait for You #2) is currently on sale for $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).* If you're not already aboard the Wait for You series train, let Jessica Moro convince you to board now.

[+new Kristan Higgins cover, Laura Griffin deal & more...]

Sep 3 2015 4:30pm

The Best Pride and Prejudice Adaptations, in Order of Mr. Darcy Hotness (An Opinionated Opinion)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

We all have definitive opinions on the best adaptations of our favorite romance novels—and yes, today, I am counting Pride and Prejudice among that number! You see, romance doesn't get adapted for screen all that often, but if anything has or will, it will be Pride and Prejudice. Upon doing research for this post, I realized that P&P has been adapted a lot...especially in the last decade or so. However, when there are so many adaptations out there, sometimes the only way to make a decision is by how hot the lead is! Austen didn't describe Darcy very much outside of him being tall and quite handsome. All the Darcys that I mention below fit the bill, but we all have our favorites! It's shallow yes, but below, find my ranking of the best Pride and Prejudice adaptations...in order of Mr. Darcy hotness. 

[My favorite Mr. Darcy of all-time is ...]

Sep 1 2015 10:45am

What the Heart Wants: Fall 2015’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

Summer Romance 2015 calendar

September | October | November | Printable Version

Even the most avid romance fan has trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. We’ve compiled a must list of some of our most anticipated books, movies, and television shows for September 2015 through November 2015.

What are your most anticipated romance of the season?


The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne (book)
An aristocrat reveals his dark side to an innocent widow only to learn she has a few secrets of her own!
Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh (book)
The only lady member of The Survivor’s Club gets her own happily ever after...
Dark Ghost by Christine Feehan (book)
In this 27th Carpathian novel, a wounded warrior and his fated mate must battle against dangerous enemies. Oh yeah, and passion, lots of passion.

Too Hard to Handle by Julie Ann Walker (book)
The stakes have never been higher as Julie Ann Walker returns to her Black Knight Inc. series.
Wicked Lies by Lora Leigh (book)
Kick off the fall with the Men of Summer, where the hero has been telling himself to stay away from the innocent heroine—and the heroine is sick of it!
Begging for It by Lilah Pace (book)
The highly anticipated sequel to Pace’s Asking for It sees these lovers facing off against a dangerous stalker but also reconciling their own forbidden desires.

[See what's up this fall...]

Sep 1 2015 8:22am

Nothing Says the Holidays Like a Fake-Fiancé: Love the Coopers Trailer

It seems that holidays and weddings are the time when the fake fiancé trope is employed the most liberally and lovingly. We love it! And it appears that it's no different than in the upcoming holiday movie/ensemble rom-com, Love the Coopers. What first caught our eye was obviously Olivia Wilde cozying up to a soldier, however with a cast featuring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, and others, well...you better believe we'll be watching this when it hits theaters November 13!

What did you think? Will you watch this one? What are your thoughts on the fake-fiancé trope?

Aug 27 2015 3:39pm

Romance News Roundup: Madeline Hunter Deal & Lawrence-Schumer Comedy!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

His Wicked Reputation by Madeline Hunter—Deal Alert: Speaking of Madeline Hunter, her “classic handsome rake/spinster virgin story” His Wicked Reputation is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).*

—In Hollywood news almost too good, too pure for this world, Oscar winner/superstar Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook) and rising star comedian Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck) have been secretly writing a comedy screenplay in which they'll play sisters. Forget Team Peeta and Team Gale, we are now Team JenAmy.

—The first official pic of Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in Assassin's Creed has sent the internet into a frenzy, and for Good Reason, we think you'll agree. Yowza.

—In yet more cool movie news, two new Mad Max: Fury Road featurettes have been released ahead of the Blu-ray hitting stores that rightly put the spotlight on Charlize Theron's show-stealer Imperator Furiosa, action heroine of our hearts. I also happen to think Mad Max set up a wonderful Max/Furiosa romance for shippers to latch onto, but that's another story...

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can! 

Aug 21 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Show Me How You Move with Travolta and more

Some women are into the physique: biceps, back, strong jaw line, bulging quads and more. Those things make a guy nice to stare at or drool over. However, there's still those personality traits hiding underneath all those protruding muscles. What if your guy is not alpha and has a nonexistent six pack? But he does have one thing that a man could never go wrong with: 

He has the moves. He can waltz, salsa, mambo, cha-cha, zydeco, break dance or my personal favorite wine to reggae/soca.

Rumor has it that men that can dance are also good in ... cough, cough. That's always debatable. Still there's nothing like a guy who takes you by the hand and says, “Let's dance.” 

There are so many great dancers and I couldn't do them all. Don't be shy to let me know in the comments below who is your favorite dancer. 

[I love the way you move...]

Aug 18 2015 3:35pm

Romance News Roundup: Hot Historical Deals, Victor Frankenstein Trailer, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman—Deal Alert #1: Valerie Bowman's The Unexpected Duchess is currently $2.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore (via ReadCheaply).* If you haven't already, you HAVE to read Bowman's companion scene to The Unexpected Duchess involving Jane and Garrett's memorable bath house trip, which you can only find here at H&H.

Tessa Bailey's next two Crossing the Line novels—Boiling Point, out January 26, 2016, and Raw Redemption, releasing June 28, 2016—have covers! Spoiler: There's neck biting and tie pulling, people!

—Deal Alert #2: Suzanne Enoch's Rogue with a Brogue is $2.99 right now at e-tailers including iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (via ReadCheaply).* Learn more about the book with Cheryl Sneed's First Look review of Rogue with a Brogue.

—Deal Alert #3: Karen Hawkins's The Prince Who Loved Me is marked down to $1.99 at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via ReadCheaply).*

[James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein, oh my...]

Aug 13 2015 5:01pm

We’ll Take It from Here: How Mad Max: Fury Road Sets Up a Grand Max/Furiosa Romance

Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury RoadNote: This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Max Max: Fury Road is widely considered one of the best movies of the year and one of the best action movies, period. Critics have praised it for its feminist ideals and applauded it for not shoehorning in a romance between its two haunted, redemption-driven leads, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy).

And, believe it or not, I agree with all of that. There's just one little thing I'd add: Above and beyond taking audiences on a rip-roaring ride, telling a damn good story, and prioritizing organic character development, Mad Max: Fury Road lays the foundation for an epic Furiosa/Max romance, and shippers are happy to take it from here.

If that sounds contradictory, I can explain.

Many of us shippers—those who root for a certain pairing to end up together romantically, whether that happen in canon or just in fan works—don't enjoy forced, inauthentic love stories any more than the next intelligent consumer. And in the case of Mad Max: Fury Road, a non-stop action piece that spans only a few days, any overt romance subplot between the guarded Max and Furiosa—who start off as strangers, launch into a brutal fight at their first meeting, and generally spend 99% of the movie quite literally fighting for their lives—would absolutely have been exactly that: forced and inauthentic.

During the course of the film, however, this concern becomes less and less applicable as the pair naturally get closer and closer—so close, in fact, a viewer might be forgiven for thinking that even if romance doesn't make sense for them in these 120 minutes, it just might down the road (pardon the pun). As in, post-movie. And this is where fandom and shipping come into play, should you dare to continue on this lesser-traveled-but-absolutely-worthwhile road.

[Click if you're here for Max/Furiosa feels...]

Aug 13 2015 3:47pm

Romance News Roundup: Tom Hiddleston Goes Cowboy, Jaci Burton Cover, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light—If you've been wondering “Where have all the cowboys gone?" Tom Hiddleston is your answer! Sony Pictures Classic has released a promotional image by Alan Markfield of Hiddleston in a 10-gallon hat as Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw the Light, opening in limited release on November 27.

—Jaci Burton has revealed the cover for her contemporary Play-by-Play novella Hot Holiday Nights. Here's your beefcake fix for the day, kids!

—In more cover news, former H&H community manager Megan Frampton revealed the cover of her next novella, No Groom at the Inn, on Twitter.

—Deal Alert: Karina Halle's romantic suspense Dirty Angels is currently free at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via ReadCheaply).*

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Aug 11 2015 4:50pm

Romance News Roundup: The Notebook TV Series, Two Scot to Handle, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Noah and Allie kiss in The Notebook—Whether you push “stop” on the remote as soon as Allie has gotten out of the car at Noah's with her suitcases in hand (so sue me) or watch all the way to the bitter(sweet) end, most of us here probably have Feelings about The Notebook, a 2004 film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel by the same name starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. The two were perfect as star-crossed lovers torn apart by family and then World War II before reuniting years later. So naturally there's a TV reboot of The Notebook in the works! (Yeah. We know. Sigh...) Entertainment Weekly broke the news that the CW is developing (so keep in mind, this is very early stages and could very well come to nothing) a series that, from the sounds of it, would not spend much time retelling the movie but would actually take place around when Allie reunites with Noah in post-World War II North Carolina. Thoughts? Can anyone recreate this heat (see illustration above)?

—Jeaniene Frost's first Broken Destiny novel, New Adult romance The Beautiful Ashes, has gotten a cover makeover for the mass market edition. What do you think? Have you read it yet, or do you plan to? Preview the story with our First Look at The Beautiful Ashes. How does this new cover compare to the original for you?

—Sweepstakes Heads-Up: Macmillan/St. Martin's Press (H&H's parent company) is hosting a “Two Scot to Handle” sweepstakes involving Sabrina York's Hannah and the Highlander and Suzanne Enoch's Some Like It Scot. Learn more about the sweepstakes and how to enter here.

[+hockey romance deal & Game of Thrones love!...]

Aug 11 2015 11:15am

Beyond the Brawn: 5 Things to Love About John Cena, Beyond His Muscles

John Cena from WWE

I’m not afraid to say it, but I had no clue who John Cena was before Total Divas.

I know, I know, I mean I don’t completely live under a rock. I had noticed him on the occasional WWE commercial but he really captured my attention on Total Divas, a WWE reality TV show that features many of the women. With his muscles stacked on muscles and his ability to pile drive wrestlers through tables, I figured he was a bro’s bro. However, much to my pleasant surprise he’s so much more than that!

John Cena and Beer gif
Via bellatwins

Allow me to explain myself. He has a different side that’s hilarious, charming and pretty awesome.   He’s been branching off into other projects outside of wrestling, such as different movie roles, fitness plans that he’s heading, appearing on Total Divas which has assisted in garnering attention and attracting a new fan base. For those of you were just as ill informed as I was, here are some reasons why John Cena is more than just muscles (and some moments when he really cracked me up).

[Who knew the WWE turned out great hot commodity...]

Aug 7 2015 3:22pm

Romance News Roundup: Eloisa James Cover, Linda Lael Miller Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

The American Duchess by Eloisa James

—Cover Alert: Your Friday's just got a little brighter with the cover for Eloisa James's The American Duchess. We were lucky enough to have Eloisa at our RT 2015 panel where she discussed the importance of pineapple—yes, pineapple—in the inspiration for The American Duchess. We can't wait for it, and we love this cover, which was revealed on Friday on USA Today's HEA blog and you can see the stepback art at Bookish.

—Deal Alert #1: Come watch the women of Bliss County fall in love! Linda Lael Miller's The Marriage Pact is on sale for $1.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore

—Have you been curious as to how the Sleepy Hollow-Bones crossover will work? Fox finally broke its silence on the subject...but not by much even if they're making parallels to The X-Files. However, what they did say is the two leads on each show—Booth/Bones and Ichabod/Abbie—will be on the hunt for the same piece of evidence. We're still leery of this crossover, but we're willing to go down the rabbit hole with them!

—At the end of last season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andre Braugher's Captain Holt took a PR position to save his squad...but who will take his place? Entertainment Weekly says that will be Bill Hader. But for how long? We hope we'll see the return of Captain Holt, but in the meantime we're glad to see such a healthy cast of cameos—with a love interest for Boyle?!

—Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill have a great bromance in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.—and the movie isn't even out yet! Armie spilled on Conan that he and Henry had to cuddle up pretty close to take the shots on the Vespa in the promotional posters for the film. And also that flat-cap hats in England make you look cool, but in the U.S. it's a different story...

—Do you love Wet Hot American Summer? It's an indie classic and introduced us to Bradley Cooper in his first film role, so what's not to love! While the cast was shooting the film way back in 2000, the set photographer, Amy Rice took additional behind-the-scenes shots of the cast and crew, and is now being released in the documentary Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot American Summer. See the trailer at Deadline. 

Aug 5 2015 3:25pm

Romance News Roundup: Deadpool Trailer, #FreeTheBacon, Deals, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Wicked Ever After by Delilah S. Dawson

—Fans of Delilah S. Dawson's Blud series will be glad to see the return of Criminy and Tish from the first book in Dawson's October novella, Wicked Ever After. Isn't the cover gorgeous? Learn more about the book (available October 5, 2015) at Simon & Schuster. Not familiar with Tish and Criminy? Meet the power couple with our first look at Wicked as They Come.

The Deadpool trailer premiered (warning: it's the Red Band trailer, so NSF -work or -children) last night on Conan, and while Ryan Reynolds didn't get much face time (literally, his face was covered...or scarred), his voice was very evident behind the mask. The humor is dark, the action looks gritty...and we already appreciate the use of '90s hip-hop. What did you think of the darkly funny trailer? Have you added it to your to-be-watched list?

—Deal Alert: Are step-brothers your catnip? Alexis Abbott's Criminal: A Bad-Boy Stepbrother Romance is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon.* For more stepbrother romances, we have the evolution of the stepbrother romance (Clueless, anyone?) for you here.

—In a mock-PSA for Mashable, Kevin Bacon calls all Hollywood men to action: Free the Bacon. And by “bacon,” he means full-frontal nudity. It seems appropriate that this PSA should be issued on the day we're talking about euphemisms on the site. In all seriousness, let's have more male nudity—if Game of Thrones is allowed to have gratuitous boob shots, let's have some gratuitous male nudity. Just saying. Let's all #FreetheBacon.

—Do books get you in the mood to travel? These 7 books are sparking our wanderlust, do they sparks yours too? Scotland or Greece, anyone?