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Feb 14 2017 10:00am

The Swoonies 2017: An EPIC Couples Battle!

Welcome to H&H’s third annual couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!

Starting today, in Round 1, you get to decide the fates of 16 couples in 4 battles across 4 conferences (Paranormal, Contemporary, Historical, and Romantic Suspense) by voting for your favorites in each poll. Over the coming weeks, couples will be eliminated via weekly polls until just one couple is left standing.

We recognize this won’t be easy, but hope you’ll enjoy the thrilling matches! Here’s everything you need to know:

Vote Now in Round 4:

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 14-February 17 at 10:00 am
  • Round 2: February 17-February 21 at 1:00 pm— 
  • Round 3: February 21-February 24 at 1:00 pm 
  • Round 4: February 24- March 2 at 3:00 pm VOTE NOW
  • Winners Announced: March 2 at 4 p.m. (EST)

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Feb 27 2017 4:30pm

Need an Anti-Hero?: Romance News & Deals from Kristen Ashley, Jeffe Kennedy, and More

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Knight by Kristen Ashley

Deal Alert: Kristen Ashley's first book in her Unfinished Heroes series, Knight, is $1.99 on Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Ashley has a way with uncompromising, dirty-talking anti-heroes who make us work for our HEA

Deal Alert: Jeffe Kennedy's fantasy romance The Pages of the Mind, book 1 in the Uncharted Realms series, is $2.99 on Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* This fated mates story is set on a beautiful tropical island filled with treasure, magic, and dragons. Fans of romantic fantasy will get swept away in Kennedy's rich world. 

Deal Alert: Maggie McGinnis' fourth book in her Whisper Creek series, Unlucky in Love, is $.99 on Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* We don't know whether it's the Stetson, the drawl, or the cocksure manner, but cowboys sure do make great romance heroes. 

[+Roarke's real name & fantasy YA reads]

Feb 27 2017 3:00pm

Are J.D. Robb’s Eve and Roarke the Best Couple in Romance?

Why Eve and Roarke deserve to win the title of 2017's Swoonworthiest Couple!

We're almost to the end of the Swoonies 2017 as our final round is prepared to launch on Monday. In honor of our EPIC Couples Battle, The Swoonies, we asked two of our bloggers to make their case for why our two champions should be crowned The Swoonworthiest Couple! In the final match, which is between J.D. Robb's Eve/Roarke and Penny Reid's Cletus/Jennifer, Lucy Dosch is Team Eve/Roarke. Here she makes her case for why they should win the Swoonies 2017!

(Are you Team Cletus/Jennifer? We've got you covered too!)

Apprentice in Death by JD Robb

What makes them work?

Eve and Roarke both come from brutal beginning. They were raised motherless with a father that abused them physically. They understand the need of the other to become more than what they once were; Eve by becoming a police officer, and Roarke by succeeding in business.  They also understand that sometimes the pain of the past sneaks back up on you no matter how hard you try to outrun it. 

It is not just their brutal beginnings which makes them such a perfect pair.  Roarke might have spent his youth on the wrong side of the law, but to keep ahead of the police, he had to outthink them.  His ability to “think like a cop” allows him to step in with his fancy tech skills and assist his cop in her investigations whenever he can. 

What might be their undoing?

Eve and Roarke have literally walked through blood together but the hardest thing they faced together was Eve’s past.   Once Eve found Roarke, her subconscious finally allowed her to remember her childhood.  Eve was continuously beaten and raped by her father and caused his death during one violent rape.  Hearing how badly Eve was hurt and not being able to do anything about the past, caused a wound in Roarke that he can’t heal since there was no one for him to take it out on.  When, during an investigation, Eve and Roarke found out that Eve’s father was under surveillance and that the government agents were well aware that eight-year-old Eve was continually being raped by her father, Roarke set about finding the men who allowed it to continue so as not to ruin their ultimate goal.   Roarke tracked them all down and had plans of painful revenge upon those who sat back and allowed Eve to be brutalized, but he stopped his plans upon Eve’s pleas.  The cop in Eve couldn’t stand back and allow Roarke to kill in her name, not without destroying all they were building together.  Roarke chose Eve over vengeance, but if he ever tried to go forward with those plans, that would definitely be their undoing.

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Feb 27 2017 2:00pm

Are Penny Reid’s Cletus and Jennifer the Best Couple in Romance?

Why Jennifer and Cletus deserve to win the title of 2017's Swoonworthiest Couple!

We're almost to the end of the Swoonies 2017 as our final round is prepared to launch on Monday. In honor of our EPIC Couples Battle, The Swoonies, we asked two of our bloggers to make their case for why their favorite pair should be crowned The Swoonworthiest Couple! In the final match, which is between Penny Reid's Cletus/Jennifer and J.D. Robb's Eve/Roarke, Jen Wattley is Team Cletus/Jennifer. Here she makes her case for why they should win the Swoonies 2017!

(Are you Team Eve/Roarke? Share your love for them here!)

Beard Science by Penny Reid

What makes them work?

Cletus and Jennifer are an odd, but beautiful pairing. When I started Penny Reid's Winston Brothers series, I didn't think it would be possible for Cletus to get his own book and to be such an utterly charming—albeit odd—hero. But he is! And Jennifer's quirks and the things that she hides behind—the makeup, the dresses, and the banana cakes—all truly compliment Cletus' own oddities. They're truly and deeply a sweet and loving pair.

What might be their undoing?

Cletus' need to always be in control puts him in an awkward situation with Jennifer. He ends up blackmailing Jennifer's horrible father, and takes a major decision out of Jennifer's hands. It leaves her feeling as vulnerable and as awful as her parents' treatment, and always spells their downfall.

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Feb 27 2017 1:00pm

The End of Maya Banks’ KGI Series Draws Closer: Here’s What You Need to Know

Brighter Than the Sun by Maya Banks

After learning that Maya Banks’ KGI series would end with Book 15, we had A Lot of Questions. Turns out, so did you! Luckily, Maya has shared with us the answers to a few of her Most Frequently Asked Questions, including: “Will Rusty get a book?” (If you want to be totally surprised about the future of the series and hate spoilers, stop reading now!) Read on for an inside look at the last five (FIVE!!!) books in the KGI series!

Are Rusty and Sean in Joe’s book, Brighter Than the Sun?

Readers will see a lot of Rusty and Sean in Joe's book, as it’s where their story starts to take shape—the setup for their epic love story begins there. (Yes, you read that right! More on Rusty further down the page…)

Whose book is after Brighter Than the Sun?

Joe's book (Brighter Than the Sun) releases on March 7, 2017, and then Skylar's book will release at the end of this year.

[More answers ahead...]

Feb 27 2017 12:01pm

Scarlett Cole Excerpt: Jordan Reclaimed

Scarlett Cole

Jordan Reclaimed by Scarlett Cole

Jordan Steele’s life began when he was ten. When he was taken from his parents and a house that was never a home. When he met his brothers, the other lost and abandoned boys in his group home. When he learned what friendship and family and love looked like.

Now he’s made good, touring the world with the band he and his brothers formed in that crowded group home. No one but his found family really knows the man under the fame and fortune, the scars he hides behind the rockstar lifestyle. Until he sees her through the windows of the National Ballet, dancing, and suddenly the world doesn’t seem so dark.

Aleksandra Artemov ticks all the ballet boxes. Father a legendary Kirov dancer. Check. Prepping since birth for classical ballet. Check. Compulsive control over the food she eats. Check. Principal dancer at The National Ballet of Canada. Check. But what she craves is freedom.

She craves Jordan.

Everything about him should terrify her. His size, his tattoos, his edge. But he doesn’t. He stirs her very soul. Jordan has nothing but himself to offer her, and he's never been good enough for anyone. Can he figure out how to face his own demons before he loses his light for good?

Get a sneak peek at Scarlett Cole's Jordan Reclaimed (available February 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.


If it got any fucking colder, his ass was going to freeze off, hit the sidewalk, and become a special feature in next week’s People magazine.

Jordan Steele, bass guitarist for the metal band Preload, could have worn a hat to protect his ears from the biting freezing temperatures. He could feel frost gathering on his short beard. Since he’d made the decision to undercut his hair on one side of his head, he felt the cold even more acutely. But he embraced the bite of frigid air as the wind chill tested his limits. After all, the cold meant he was home.

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Feb 27 2017 11:00am

8 Books H&H Bloggers Recommend for February 2017

Our reviewers give us the scoop every day on the books they're loving and share their opinions here on Heroes and Heartbreakers. However, each month, we ask them to make a tough decision and recommend the best thing they've read over the last month! It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.


Without further ado, here’s the installment for February 2017 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

The Star in the Meadow by Carla Kelly

Darlene Marshall:

My best of for February was The Star in the Meadow (Spanish Brand #4) by Carla Kelly. It feels like it could be the finale of the Spanish Brand series, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's been a long journey with Marco and Paloma in Spanish New Mexico, but a satisfying one. Both protagonists have grown into their new lives and the responsibilities they bear, but eventually all stories come to a conclusion.

Since Marco and Paloma's love story was handled in the first novel we have a secondary love story in this book, between a woman who's been beaten down by life and a man whom no one expected to become a responsible adult. As always with Kelly's books, her protagonists are ordinary people who show what could be extraordinary courage and grace under pressure.

I think that's what I enjoy most about these stories. Some find them too goody-goody, I find them full of characters we'd like to know. If we're fortunate as we go through life, we meet good people, people whose word is their bond, people you can count on when the chips are down. Those are Kelly's characters.

I recommend the Spanish Brand series for romance and historical readers who like out-of-the-ordinary settings, heart-warming stories about good people doing the right thing, and a HEA you can believe in. (Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo)

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Feb 27 2017 9:30am

First Look: Julia London’s Sinful Scottish Laird (February 28, 2017)

Sinful Scottish Laird by Julia London

Julia London
Sinful Scottish Laird (The Highland Grooms #2)
HQN Books / February 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Sinful Scottish Laird is the second installment in Julia London’s historical Highland Grooms series but is structured to be comfortably read as a standalone. This sensual, heartfelt, and amusing story brings together a young widow who is determined to live her life on her own terms and a conflicted Scotsman whose former dealings with the English has left a bad taste in his mouth.

Lady Chatwick (Daisy Bristol) dutifully married the man her parents choose for her despite loving another. Though her husband was much older, she grew to care deeply for him, staying faithful and by his side when he contracted an illness that confined him to bed. Having developed an affectionate relationship with him, she was shocked when he told her that she would have to remarry within three years of his death or their son would forfeit his inheritance.

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Feb 27 2017 8:05am

How Do You Feel About Annotating in a Book—Especially Romances?

It's a practice that became handy with textbooks. As you're reading the chapter for your next clas, you jot down notes in the margins. With ebooks, taking notes in books has changed a little bit, but in many ways is even easier! However, we know some people have definite feelings when it comes to annotating books they read for pleasure. For some, it's hard to turn off the analytical part of the brain, and so notes are bound to happen. For others, it's as simple as highlighting a favorite quote. 

How do you feel about annotating books... especially romance? Do you find yourself reaching for a pencil when reading to leave a note in the margin?

Tell us about it in the comments!



Oct 3 2016 10:15am

The Family Way: Victoria Season 1 (Series 1), Episode 7 Vicbert Heart-to-Heart

Long live the Queen! Queen Victoria is one of Great Britain's most well-known monarchs, and she's well known in the romance community for the great love she shared with her husband Prince Albert. The episodes are now airing in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece, so we're sharing the recaps from the U.K. run in Fall 2016. If you want to get spoiled for what's next, you can click over to the next episode, or check out all of the H&H cover for the entire season of Victoria on PBS. 

Note: This episode originally aired as episode 7 in the U.K. It is episode 6 of Victoria on Masterpiece PBS.

Recap: Victoria, Season 1, Episode 6 | Victoria, Season 1, Episode 8See all our Victoria coverage here

This week sees our favourite royal couple entering a period of huge change, not just personally, but professionally.  Victoria’s health is at the forefront of proceedings, and the ripple effect of the diagnosis is soon felt not just by her, but those around her and outside the palace walls too.

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Feb 26 2017 2:00pm

Riding the Crazy Train with These Erotic Romance Best Bets for February 2017

What are the best erotic romances of February?

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 literary palate and your credit card.

Note: Not every story I recommend are current month’s releases. Some are from previous months.

February isn’t just about hearts, flowers, and love-dipped arrows. It’s also a time to usher in the new and toss out the old but sometimes it’s the old that comes waltzing back in and we must decide if the pain of remembrance is worth the passion and pleasure that comes with it.

This month’s offerings are small as a majority of what I read just didn’t fulfill my requirements to make it on my Best Bets list. These are the two that did and I promise next month the list will be back to normal.

Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy

Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy

(Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo)

Veteran cop Maddox Hunt is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil, is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her.

Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart.

Now that Joss is back in Maddox’s life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he’s set for himself. Don’t fall in love.

One can always count on Stacey Kennedy for a tantalizing erotic romance with strong dynamic characters and a smooth well-builtstoryline.  Add in a boss and subordinate storyline and I'm melting like cheese on nachos. The first installment in her newest series-Filthy Dirty Love-introducesreaders to a very dominate lieutenant and a young rookie police officer who discover theirone night stand from the past didn’t even put a dent in the passion and desire that surrounds them.  Now working together, this couple will uphold the law during the day and break it over and over every night.  

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Feb 26 2017 11:00am

First Look: Maya Banks’ Brighter than the Sun (March 7, 2017)

Brighter Than the Sun by Maya Banks

Maya Banks
Brighter Than the Sun (KGI Series #11)
Berkley / March 7, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

When you are the last remaining single brother in a close family like the Kellys, all your happily married sibling are always looking to help you out. But Joe Kelly is content to remain blissfully unattached, even if he surrounded by lovebirds. The idea of spending your whole life focused on one person is insane. Right?

Maya Banks bring us the downfall of the last bachelor standing, Joe Kelly, in Brighter than the Sun. Joe has happily sat back and watched over the last few years as his brothers fell, one by one, for their wives. He has been quite content with life while they started families of their own. And he is very, very certain that he has no interest in taking the fall himself.  He is quite comfortable in his life as a confirmed bachelor.  That is why watching him fall just as hard as any of his brothers is so much fun.

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Feb 25 2017 4:00pm

Kennedy Ryan Excerpt: Grip

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out.
I know.

I’ve been doing it for years.

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I’ve got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary.

And Marlon James – Grip to his fans – is nothing short of extraordinary.

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I’ve thrown away the key.

All that’s left is friendship and work.

He’s on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true.
I manage his career, but I can’t seem to manage my heart.

It’s wild, reckless, disobedient.

And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

Get a sneak peek of Kennedy Ryan's Grip (available March 2, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene. 

I’m a little too high and a lot too horny for this conversation, for the stone-hard thigh pressing against me, for the heat coming off his body and smothering my resistance. I try to sit up, hoping it will clear my head enough for me to make my escape, but his hand presses gently into my chest, just above the swell of my breasts, compelling me back into the cushion. His lips hover over mine, and I will him to kiss me because if he doesn’t make the first move, I will. I have no idea how I’ll explain that once the smoke clears.

It’s the first time we’ve kissed in years. In eight years. Sometimes at night after the chaos dies, I think about our first kiss at the top of a Ferris wheel. Just like then, his lips start soft, brushing mine like wings in furtive sweeps, coaxing me open and delving into me. Sampling me, he groans into my mouth and chases my tongue. The rough palm of his hand cups my face, angling me so he can dive deeper. He doesn’t come up for air, but keeps kissing me so deeply I can’t breathe. It’s so good. He tastes so good, I’ll choose him over air as long as I can. Why is it never like this with anyone else? I want it to be so badly, but it never is.

[+Keep reading a scene from Kennedy Ryan's Grip...]

Feb 25 2017 1:00pm

Be Mine: Unusual Historical Best Bets for February 2017

What Unusual Historicals are you looking forward to this month?

February 14th may be for lovers but I think the best day of the month is February 15thwhen all the Valentine’s Day chocolate goes on sale for half price.  I also love February because while the weather outside is frightful, we have a new crop of unusual historical romances to keep us inside, where it’s toasty and warm, reading.  All while eating our half-price chocolate, of course!

Treasure Hunt!

Passion Favors the Bold by Theresa Romain

Passion Favors the Bold by Theresa Romain

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Georgette Frost’s time is almost up. On her twenty-first birthday, the protections outlined in her late parents’ will are set to expire. With prospects for employment or marriage unfavorable at best, she decides to leave London and join her brother, Benedict, on a treasure hunt for gold sovereigns stolen from the Royal Mint. 


Lord Hugo Starling has always felt protective of his friend Benedict’s sister, Georgette. So when he discovers her dressed in ragged boy’s clothes, about to board a coach for parts unknown, he feels duty bound to join her search. But mystery piles upon mystery as they cross England together, not least of which is the confounded attraction between them. As Georgette leads him to a reward he never expected, Hugo realizes he’s embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime…

The first book, Fortune Favors the Wicked, earned a starred review from Booklist and Desert Island Keeper status from All About Romance.  This second book has earned Top Pick! status from RT Book Reviews, who declared “Rapier-sharp wit, dynamic characters, humor and action combine masterfully in this second Royal Rewards installment.”

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Feb 25 2017 11:00am

What Are the 7 Most Romantic Scenes in Fiction?

There's never not a good time to celebrate love in Romancelandia. Your mileage may vary on some of these, of course, so after you read this, be sure to share your favorites in the comments!

This post contains spoilers.

Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes

Most Literary: Joseph the Poet

Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes

(Amazon | Kobo | B&N

I love Grace Burrowes’ Regencies, and my absolute favorite, without competition, is Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight. And one reason I love it so is because of a scene near the beginning when the scholarly Louisa is taking an early-morning constitutional in the park and encounters her neighbor, Joseph Carrington. The brusque and plainspoken Joseph is a successful farmer who served with distinction alongside Louisa’s late brother in the Peninsular Wars, so she’s already predisposed to like him. But she’s astonished when he begins to quote Wordsworth’s “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge,” a poem that evocatively begins “Earth has not anything to show more fair.” (Is Carrington talking about the Bridge here, or about Louisa? Discuss.)

Joseph Carrington’s voice was made for poetry. Like a violoncello switching from lowly scales and droning exercises to solo repertoire, when he put his voice to poetry, Sir Joseph spoke lyrically, even beautifully…

Joseph, for his part, is immediately overcome with confusion – why would he, a mere pig farmer, dare to start “blathering about domes and ships and whatnot” to the wealthy, titled, and obviously scarily smart Louisa? But Louisa, for her part, is enchanted. I was, too.

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Feb 24 2017 4:30pm

Delicious Complications: Romance News & Deals from Kit Rocha, Amy Andrews, and More!

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

 Some Girls Do by Amy Andrews

Deal Alert: Amy Andrews' best-friend's-little-sister contemporary romance Some Girls Do, the first book in her Outback Heat series, is FREE on Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Maybe it's the built-in chemistry or a hint of the forbidden—whatever it is, this trope is too delicious to pass up. 

Deal Alert: Sabrina Sol's enemies-to-lovers story Delicious Complication is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon  | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* After their tequila-fueled make-out session hits the tabloids, Brandon ropes Daisy into faking an engagement for two weeks in order to appease his mother. What could possibly go wrong?

Deal Alert: Kit Rocha's Beyond Series: Volume 1—which contains the first 3 books in the series, Beyond ShameBeyond Control, and Beyond Pain—is currently $.99 on Amazon | etc.* Never read Kit Rocha? We've got 5 great reasons why you should. 

[+BookCon is coming...]

Feb 24 2017 3:00pm

Reading is Fun(damental)! : Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!

bigedsgirl1 has had a terrific reading month

bigedsgirl1 in What Sort of Reading Month Did You Have?

It's been a terrific month! Two of my favorite authors recently released books that I've been anxiously awaiting since the announcements last year. Breathless by Beverly Jenkins and Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas. These are two writers that never disappoint and I want to take my time and savor every word.

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Feb 24 2017 2:00pm

Exclusive Cover Reveal for Donna Grant’s Blaze Volumes 1-4

Team H&H has the covers for Donna Grant's Blaze serial for you, and they are scorching hot! Travel along with Anson, a dragon shapeshifter and a fierce Dragon King as he fights to protect his world from outside forces with an unlikely ally: the beautiful Devon Abrams.

Blaze Volume 1 by Donna Grant

Blaze: Volume 1: A Dragon Romance by Donna Grant

Volume One of an exclusive four-part volume by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

His strength, his masculinity brought out something primal within her.

Anson is a fierce Dragon King, a dragon shapeshifter born and bred to protect his own. But when a rogue tech company hacks into their world, he must join forces with the unlikeliest of allies: a human female.


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Feb 24 2017 1:00pm

The Swoonies 2017, Final Couples Battle

  • Eve/Roarke vs. Cletus/Jennifer

Welcome to H&H’s The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!

FINAL ROUND POLLS ARE NOW OPEN! Vote now until Thursday, March 2, at 3:00 p.m. (EST)

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Final Couples Battle

Couple: Eve/Roarke
Book/Series: Apprentice in Death (In Death series)
Author: J.D. Robb
What brings them together: Eve’s a homicide detective, and Roarke’s her prime suspect...
What threatens to pull them apart: These days? Mostly just their constant brushes with death.
Swoonworthiest Moment: “ 'I love you,' she said again, pouring herself into the kiss. 'You saved me.'

“ 'Each other.' He laid her back, covered her with his body. 'We saved each other.' ” —Apprentice in Death

Couple: Cletus/Jennifer
Book/Series: Beard Science (Winston Brothers series)
Author: Penny Reid
What brings them together: Jennifer blackmails Cletus into helping her shake her “banana cake queen” image.
What threatens to pull them apart: Jennifer’s family and Cletus’ secrets are their biggest hurdles.
Swoonworthiest Moment: “ 'You’re my beginning, middle, and end.' ” —Beard Science 


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