<i>Deep</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Deep: Exclusive Excerpt Kylie Scott "Slowly, a smile curved his lips, making my heart jump with glee." <i>Tamed</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Tamed: Exclusive Excerpt Stacey Kennedy "The heat from his body encased her, swallowing her whole." <i>Start Me Up</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Start Me Up: Exclusive Excerpt Nicole Michaels "He tightened his grip on her waist as he growled into her ear." <i>Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid</i>: Excerpt Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid: Excerpt Suzanne Enoch "Dunnae throw down yer wee glove unless ye’re ready fer someone to take(it) up."
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Tue
Mar 3 2015 12:05pm

Keeping “It” Clean: Hygiene, Hot Sex, and the Historical Romance Novel

Claimed by the Rogue by Hope TarrToday we are thrilled to welcome author Hope Tarr to Heroes and Heartbreakers, whose Claimed by the Rogue is out today in paperback! Claimed by the Rogue, like most historicals, required some research to lend an element of real-life to fantasy. Hope is joining us today to talk about some of the very real-life hygiene habits of historical periods, and why they maybe were left out of their romantic counterparts. Thanks, Hope!

Recently, I returned to writing historical romance after a five year hiatus spent exclusively on contemporaries. In many ways, Claimed By The Rogue represents a homecoming of sorts. Historical romances were what began my love affair with the genre all those many moons ago when, as a curious sixth grader, I found a battered copy of The Lion Triumphant, a Tudor era romance by the incomparable Phillippa Carr, better known as Victoria Holt, at the back of my school library. I was hooked. Even before I set out to write my own book, the ensuing decades saw my love affair with historical romance deepening. The high-stakes scenarios, the sweeping settings, the relative freedom from political correctness—it’s all really rather glorious, and yet…

[And yet, indeed...]

Tue
Mar 3 2015 9:30am

First Look: Lorelei James’s Unraveled (March 3, 2015)

Unraveled by Lorelei JamesLorelei James
Unraveled (Mastered #3)
Penguin / March 3, 2015 / $15.00 print, $9.99 digital

Shiori Hirano and Knox Lofgren are left to run the martial arts program at Black Arts while Ronin Black travels. On the surface, the two highest ranked belts appear to cooperate—but in private, they butt heads constantly, despite the undeniable attraction between them. Soon their power exchanges start to make for a sweltering dynamic in the bedroom…

At first Knox is shocked to be living out his submissive desires, but Shiori sets out to prove that embracing his true sexual nature doesn’t make him a weak man. But even while their sexual relationship grants him a power and fulfillment he finds surprising, there’s no training regimen for the fight that comes with loving a strong woman…

Unraveled is the third novel in Lorelei James’s Mastered series, and this one focuses on Shiori, the tough-as-nails sister of Ronin Black, who was the focus of the previous novels. Ronin, who runs the Black Arts dojo, is off traveling with his new wife,and has left Knox in charge of things in his absence. This grates on Shiori, as she outranks him in her mastery of martial arts. 

[But we sense she's about to even the odds...]

Tue
Mar 3 2015 8:14am

How Much Is Enough?

No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole

We've talked about when you want the first kiss in a romance, and how soon is too soon for the first consummation. But between kissing and (after) consummation, there are quite a few levels of heat and frequency to consider.

What are your preferences when you're reading: is one love scene enough to solidify the connection between the main characters, or do you want the love scenes early on and often? Do you look for a minimum number as your ideal?

Fri
Feb 13 2015 3:15pm

The Swoonies 2015: An EPIC Couples Battle!

Welcome to H&H’s very first 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 32 couples in 16 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:

Schedule of Events

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Swoonworthiest Couple Announced: March 27

Index of Polls/Battles

Round 1: Polling is now closed, on to the next round!
Round 2: Polling is now closed, on to round 3!
Round 3 Battles
   —Vote for your favorite paranormal couples here
   —Vote for your favorite contemporary couples here
   —Vote for your favorite historical couples here
   —Vote for your favorite romantic suspense couples here
Round 4 Battles
Round 5 Battles
Round 6 Battle

The Leaderboard
Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

 

 

#Swoonies15
Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

 

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Mon
Mar 2 2015 5:45pm

First Look: Lily Everett’s Heartbreak Cove (March 3, 2015)

Heartbreak Cove by Lily Everett

Lily Everett
Heartbreak Cove (Sanctuary Island #3)
St. Martin's Press / March 3, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital

Sheriff Andie Shepard may be new to Sanctuary Island, but like everyone who visits, she’s already fallen under its healing spell. Running from her past and a fractured relationship with her family, Andie's sole dedication is to protecting the wonderful island she's come to call home...but that changes when the ten-year-old niece she never knew about shows up on her doorstep. Silent and withdrawn, Caitlin opens up only around the horses that run wild and free across the island.

The only human who seems able to get through to her niece is the one man who challenges everything Andie believes in. Sam Brennan is a loner who makes his own rules and has his own moral compass—but he's as patient with Caitlin as he is with the abused horses he rehabilitates. And as her troubled niece begins to blossom, Andie breaks her own rules to fall for a man with rough edges and gentle hands, a man who balances strength with kindness…a man carrying darkness in his past and hiding a secret that only a loving heart can heal.

Get swept away in the third heartwarming romance in Lily Everett's Sanctuary Island series.

Looking for a book to fulfill your little girl fascination with horses, and your big girl fascination with romance? Lily Everett in Heartbreak Cove does a wonderful job of combining the two, satisfying our inner child and adult self.

Sheriff Andie Shepard and her brother don’t have a close relationship. In fact, it has been years since she has heard from her brother. But when he calls and asks her to care for his newly discovered daughter, while he’s on TDY with his Ranger squad, Andie can’t say no. 

[But it's a lot to take on...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 5:00pm

First Look: Terri Brisbin’s Rising Fire (March 3, 2015)

Rising Fire by Terri BrisbinTerri Brisbin
Rising Fire (Stone Circles #1)
Penguin / March 3, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital

What if the standing stones and stone circles across the old Celtic world had a secret origin and use?
What if some opened into another world?
What if the goddess of fire was trapped beneath one?

Lovely and innocent Brienne of Yester has always been able to manipulate fire, but when her powers suddenly surge, the simple life she once knew explodes.

Handsome, fearless, and commanding William de Brus has been summoned by the king to investigate a nobleman rumored to have powers linked to the fabled fire goddess. When he chances upon Brienne, his desire for her is immediate. But as his mystical quest unfolds, William realizes that she is at the center of it—for Brienne possesses the very power he has been sent to vanquish....

As their attraction deepens, William attempts to free Brienne from the dark force beginning to control her—even when his duty demands that he treat her as an enemy. With emotions flaring, fire rising, and evil threatening at every turn, can the two lovers survive the coming battle and save all of humanity

When the heroine of Rising Fire must make an impossible choice, a choice between what she knows in her heart is right and what she’s dreamed of, the hero of the book is uniquely positioned to give her sage advice.

But as Shakespeare once wrote, “something is rotten” in the Scotland of Terri Brisbin’s Rising Fire. The King has sent the hero to report on the behavior of one of his councilors, the lord of a village in Scotland. And the kind of behavior, the King explains, is the sort that is rather troublesome.

[The plot thickens...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 4:29pm

Romance News Roundup: Alexandra Ivy Deal & Megan Mulry Cover!

Bound with Love by Megan MulryWelcome 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.

Megan Mulry has revealed via Twitter the cover of her female/female historical romance Bound with Love.

—Deal Alert: Alexandra Ivy's When Darkness Comes, first in the Guardians of Eterity series, is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.* Craving more? Don't miss Alexandra Ivy's exclusive Quickies scene, an original piece inspired by H&H commenters!

—Divergent series author Veronica Roth has announced a new Star Wars-esque duology (2-book series) “exploring the story of a boy who forms an unlikely alliance with an enemy—both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge.” Still not over Allegiant? Drop by our reaction/spoiler thread here.

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

Mon
Mar 2 2015 3:00pm

First Look: Sara Humphreys’s Vampires Never Cry Wolf (March 3, 2015)

Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys Sara Humphreys
Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Dead City #3)
Sourcebooks / March 3, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital

As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town.

Werewolves are too sexy for their own good...

The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

Everyone knows that vampires and werewolves don’t mix.  It would be crazy for a vampire to get too close to a creature whose bite could kill her, even if he exudes sex and temptation. Right? Sara Humphreys’s latest Dead in the City novel, Vampires Never Cry Wolf, deals with the unsuitable attraction between NYC vampire Sadie Pemberton and the Alaskan werewolf prince and heir to the throne, Killian Bane.

[Love is blind...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 3: Romantic Suspense Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first 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!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Historical | Contemporary | Paranormal

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 3: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first 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!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

 

 

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Paranormal | Contemporary | Romantic Suspense

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 3: Contemporary Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first 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!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

 

 

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Historical | Paranormal | Romantic Suspense

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 3: Paranormal Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first 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!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Historical | Contemporary | Romantic Suspense

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 1:00pm

Bitten 2x04 Nick/Paige Heart-to-Heart: She Blinded Me with Science!

We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. We loved Season 1, and we're pumped for Season 2! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the Monday after the show airs in Canada on Space. There is no American SyFy date yet, but stay tuned—we'll post the second we hear about a Season 2 premiere date!

Bitten 2x04 Captain's LogShow/Episode: Bitten 2x04, “Dead Meat” (SPOILERS, natch)
Ship(s): Nick/Paige, Clay/Elena

Let the scientific experiments on Elena begin! She’s being cut out of her clothes as the staff at the compound assess Elena in all manner of invasive ways. Aleister shows up eventually and tells Elena her blood is the key to “The Undoing.” He touches a hand to Elena’s neck and imprints the ominous symbol on her skin with the heat of his hand. Elena writhes in agony.

When she wakes in her cell later, she’s wearing her best growly face  and immediately starts to work on getting out, showing off Laura Vandervoort’s stunning muscles.  The hole she begun to dig through the wall last episode gets bigger. Hearing the young voice in the room next to her, she calls out, believing it’s Savannah. Two of the captors enter Elena’s cell and have to wrestle her down with a Taser and a control pole. She won’t make things easy for these guys.

[And we look forward to watching every second of it...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 12:00pm
Excerpt

Tamed: Exclusive Excerpt

Stacey Kennedy

Tamed by Stacey Kennedy

THE MASTER
Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him... which only makes him want her more.

SURRENDERS EVERYTHING
Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.

Get a sneak peek at  Stacey Kennedy's Tamed (available March 10, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

What in the hell was that?

Kenzie’s world spun around her and there seemed to be no place to land. Porter’s kiss was not a kiss from a Dom. That was a kiss from a lover. A kiss that Kenzie had never experienced before in her life, and usually made sure to avoid. Porter, though, gave her no choice. Sure, some might think it was weird that she was twenty-five and had never been kissed so intimately, but that was her intention; she didn’t need or want this level of play.

During high school she had vanilla boyfriends, but even they were not as educated as Porter was in the ways of kissing. She couldn’t recall a single time she’d ever been kissed like that in her life—raw, passionate, purposeful; her knees wobbled.

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Fri
Dec 26 2014 1:25pm

Downton Abbey Season 5 (Series 5) Christmas Special Recap: Joy to the World

Lady Mary and George in Downton Abbey Season 5 Christmas specialWelcome 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 Christmas Special. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here we are, the true finale of the season.

We start with Mary visiting poor Anna in jail. Anna’s worried that Mary’s visit will leave a black mark on the Crawley name, but Mary assures her that her visit will actually prove to the world that they Crawley family believes Anna to be innocent.  She also promises that the testimony of one man claiming to have seen Anna at the scene of the crime is not enough for a conviction, and that Anna will be released soon. I hope so! This is seriously ridiculous.

[Things can only get better from here...right?...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 9:30am

First Look: Anne Bishop’s Vision in Silver (March 3, 2015)

Vision in Silver by Anne BishopAnne Bishop
Vision in Silver (Others #3)
Roc / March 3, 2015 / $26.95 print, $12.99 digital

The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

Anne Bishop reaffirms her title as the Queen of Fantasy with the third installment in her epic and utterly captivating Others series, Vision of Silver. This complex urban fantasy series takes the sensitive issues of racism, discrimination, and abuse disguised as caring, then showcases them inside a vibrantly magical world that nevertheless has a realistic core. Teeming with intrigue, suspense, heartbreak, and hints of romance, Bishop’s literary skills continue to astound and enchant.

[Step back into the world of the Others...]

Mon
Mar 2 2015 8:09am

“I’m Just a Modern Chick Who Does What She Wants”: Is Trainwreck the Bad Girl’s Rom-Com?

Amy Schumer is a funny, smart lady, and she takes on the modern rom-com as a woman who works for a men's magazine and totally loves her awesome life...even if she is a little bit of a hot mess!

This trailer gave us several reasons to tell the movie theaters to just take our money now!

  • Bill Hader: We need more beta guys taking on roles as romantic leads. I've always crushed on Bill, so bring it on!
  • We like watching Downton Abbey...and so does LeBron James!
  • For this line: “Who's your favorite team?” “The Orlando...Blooms?”

What are your reasons?

Sun
Mar 1 2015 2:15pm

First Look: Jessica Scott’s Before I Fall (March 3, 2015)

Before I Fall by Jessica ScottJessica Scott
Before I Fall (Falling #1)
Self-published / March 3, 2015 / $4.99 digital

Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father’s life.

Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She’ll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah - a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family.

Noah Warren doesn’t know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he’s going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn’t break his promises. Except he doesn’t count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him.

Welcome to the wonderful world of New Adult, Jessica Scott

Am I ever so glad that she decided to venture into this subgenre. Before I Fall had me laughing, crying, gritting my teeth in frustration (all in sympathy with the lead), and rooting for this couple to succeed. In addition, Scott’s narrative takes us on an emotional rollercoaster as we get a glimpse into how vets and loved ones are forced to navigate the devastation of war and the roadblocks they endure physically, mentally, and socially upon their return home.

[True love's not for the faint of heart...]

Sun
Mar 1 2015 12:03pm
Excerpt

Start Me Up: Exclusive Excerpt

Nicole Michaels

Start Me Up by Nicole Michaels

WHY DO DO-IT-YOURSELF
Single mom Anne Edmond can handle—and hand-make—just about anything. From table settings to party favors, floral arrangements to nursery décor, there is no project her creativity and a glue gun can’t tackle. But dating? That’s a whole ’nother story. Case in point: Mike Everett. He’s a gorgeous mechanic and known car-whisperer, a man who can work with auto parts like nobody’s business. And he has thrown a monkey wrench into Anne’s carefully-crafted life… 

WHEN YOU CAN DO IT TOGETHER?

One look at Anne is enough for Mike to know that she’s no fixer-upper. She’s perfect just the way she is—and the chemistry between them works like a charm. Mike’s always been a no-strings kind of guy, but Anne’s impressive self-reliance—and gorgeous exterior—gives him pause. This time, a fast joyride just doesn’t seem like enough. But first he has to convince Anne that he means to take her all the way…

Get a sneak peek at Nicole Michaels's Start Me Up (available March 3, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Thankfully Mike was sitting directly under a speaker so he could barely hear the woman in front of him talking. He nodded when it seemed appropriate. Her smile indicated that she was appeased, and so did her hand resting on his thigh. He tended to avoid Smokey’s on the weekends because this was not his idea of a good time— too loud, too crowded, and too many drunken idiots. Since he’d spent his early twenties one step away from death or incarceration, he was unfamiliar with the fratboy party way of life. When had he gotten old? He came to a bar to chill out, have a beer, catch up with Aiden who let him drink cheap in exchange for tune-ups and oil changes, and, yes, occasionally flirt with someone. But this was madness. He couldn’t believe Anne was here, but sure enough she was.

[Log in or register to read the full excerpt of Start Me Up...]

Sun
Mar 1 2015 10:00am

Top 5 Reasons to Ship Jane the Virgin’s Jane and Rafael

Jane and Rafael dance in Jane the VirginJane the Virginis on a short hiatus, but I didn’t want to leave anyone in the lurch. So I’m here to give you a Jane & Rafael shipping fix. Okay, okay, fine. It’s my fix, I’m just dragging all you enablers down with me.

I don’t remember exactly when I began shipping Jane and Rafael, but I do remember it was toward the end of a serious Jane the Virgin binge and the clock was mocking me with its “You see me over here, right? My bright red numbers say 2:36 AM. You have three kids you need to get out the door to school and then you have to get to the office for an 8-hour day. PUT THE REMOTE DOWN.” But I couldn’t. I had to know what happened next with Jane and Rafael.

Why am I so invested in this couple? Let me count the Top 5 ways.

[We could think of a hundred reasons!]