<i>Over the Edge</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Over the Edge: Exclusive Excerpt Meredith Wild "Tangling my fingers in her hair and kissing her breathless." <i>When a Laird Finds a Lass</i>: Exclusive Excerpt When a Laird Finds a Lass: Exclusive Excerpt Calista Fox "She stood on her toes to kiss his cheek." <i>Burning Obsession</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Burning Obsession: Exclusive Excerpt Calista Fox "The adrenaline rush she’d given me was exactly what I’d needed." <i>While the Duke Was Sleeping</i>: Exclusive Excerpt While the Duke Was Sleeping: Exclusive Excerpt Sophie Jordan "She leaned into his mouth, finally kissing him back..."
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October 26, 2016
What Book Should You Read Based on Your Favorite Halloween Candy?
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October 25, 2016
Enter for a Chance to Win Rebekah Weatherspoon's Sugar Baby Series!
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October 25, 2016
Books and Movies That Feature Breakups—and Make Ups!
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Oct 27 2016 4:22pm

Living for Lovegame and The Day of the Duchess: Romance News & Deals

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

Lovegame by Tracy WolffDeal Alert: Tracy Wolff's dark, sensual romantic suspense Lovegame is only $.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* If you're curious about Wolff's backlist, Miss_D very much enjoyed her 5-part Play Me serial, noting: “Erotica on its own is good, but erotica with emotional angst and well-written characters is wonderful!”

Deal Alert: Susan Mallery's contemporary romance A Fool's Gold Christmas is $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* “In most of the more than one hundred romance and women’s fiction novels she has written, Mallery shows the messiness and the complications of families, and she shows her heroes and heroines finding what Frankie in Carson McCullers’s A Member of the Wedding called 'the we of me,'” writes Janga in her piece “There's No Place Like Home: Finding Family with Susan Mallery.”

Deal Alert: D.D. Ayres' K-9 Rescue romance Primal Force is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* As Ayres points out in a special H&H guest post, the best romance heroes and most beloved dogs share a lot of qualities. How true is this, really?!

[+Sarah MacLean's The Day of the Duchess cover is heeeeere...]

Oct 27 2016 3:00pm

9 Gilmore Girls Episodes You Need to Watch If You Love Lorelai


What are Lorelai's best episodes?

I know that I don’t have to tell the crowd at  Heroes and Heartbreakers that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is premiering on Netflix in just a month’s time. I'm sure you are all counting down the days. Since it takes just about that long to defrost a turkey, you’ve got plenty of time to catch up on some of the most important episodes if you're a fan of Lorelai. See my list below. How does it compare to yours?

“That Damn Donna Reed” | Season 1, Episode 14

What’s Lorelai up to?:   Lorelai is helping Luke pick out new paint colors for the diner, and helping Rory keep an eye on her class project.

Elsewhere in Stars Hollow: In this episode, Rory and Dean are still going strong, but they are having a little disagreement about Donna Reed that ends in an unexpected (and hilarious) way.

Luke and Lorelai fans will love this episode because: You may remember a little incident where Rory’s class project (a pet chick) gets loose, and Lorelai calls Luke for help. Luke mistakenly thinks this is a booty call and comes a’runnin’! Lorelai doesn’t put two and two together until Sookie sets her straight, but she is clearly in denial about the whole thing! Plus, there’s an “almost kiss” in the diner that I’m sure fueled shipper dreams for years until the real thing came along!

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Oct 27 2016 2:00pm

Dark Nights, Sweet Reads: Male/Male Romance Best Bets for October 2016

Hotline by Quinn Anderson

The month of spookiness and autumn fashion has finally arrived. The colder weather and darkening nights mean more time for reading and the perfect excuse to wrap up with a blanket and hot chocolate. So put the kettle on, sit in your favorite reading nook and cuddle up with one of the books below.

Hotline by Quinn Anderson

Zack never intended to become a phone sex operator, but with half a college degree and a smart mouth, his options were limited. It helps that he has a knack for thinking on his feet and a willingness to roll with whatever his clients throw at him. Sure, he gets his fair share of creeps and unconventional requests, but it pays the bills, and he’s in no danger of breaking his one rule: never fall for a client.

Until a man named “John” starts calling, and Zack finds himself interested in more than a paycheck. It’s not just that John has money, or that his rumbling baritone drives Zack wild. He’s everything Zack isn’t: educated, poised, and in total control of his life.

A twist of fate brings them face-to-face, and now that they’ve seen each other—and spent an unforgettable night together—they can’t go back to the way things were. A sex worker and a trust fund brat . . . It’s like Romeo and Juliet, but with less stabbing and slightly fewer dick jokes. Hopefully, they can pull off a more successful ending.

A phone sex operator falling in love with one of his clients has all the makings of a great Pretty Woman style romance. As long as John and Zack came look past what brought them together and focus on the future.

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Oct 27 2016 12:00pm

Meredith Wild Excerpt: Over the Edge

Meredith Wild

Over the Edge by Meredith Wild

Olivia Bridge has always been a good girl—good grades, good friends, and a good job that her wealthy parents handed her. Desperate to carve out a life that is truly hers, Liv walks away from it all and takes on the challenge of helping her brothers open a chain of fitness centers in New York City. Just as she’s beginning to find her footing in a new place, she’s caught between two men who couldn’t be more determined to turn all her goodness inside out.

Will Donovan has the capital to make the Bridge brothers’ entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Taking their uptight sister to bed seems a reasonable perk for the risk. Liv is the smartest, sexiest prude Will’s ever met, and he can’t wait to break her down.

Life is too short for Ian Savo to play by anyone’s rules. Sharing women with his friend isn’t anything new, so when Will introduces him to Liv, he can’t wait to get a taste. But falling for the same girl, or falling at all, was never in the plans...

Get a sneak peek at Meredith Wild's Over the Edge (available November 22, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.


The vodka had just about worn off, but the Red Bulls hadn’t. The sun had been up for an hour when I stopped staring at the ceiling and finally went to the kitchen. I’d spent the night throwing back some drinks and talking shit with pals from work. I’d even talked to a few women that I could have pursued, but I couldn’t stop thinking about Liv in Will’s bed. The potent visual flooded my thoughts every time I contemplated bringing someone home.

Thousands of pretty girls in New York, but the irrefutable truth was that no one could hold a candle to Olivia Bridge. She wasn’t a diamond in the rough. She was just a fucking diamond—beautiful, refined, smart. A prize for any man.

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Oct 27 2016 11:00am

Waiting for an Entrance: Arrow 5x04 Olicity Heart-to-Heart

Arrow, Season 5, Episode 4

Show/EpisodeArrow, Season 5, Episode 4, “Penance”
Ship(s): Oliver/Felicity (Olicity)

Arrow 5x04 Captain's Log

We’re still hanging in there, aren’t we Olicity fans? It’s getting more difficult, the longer we go without any sort of encouragement from the promotion around the show. But then we watch an episode and the scenes where Oliver and Felicity face one another are so laden with sexual and romantic tension, that I think “obviously they’re going to get back together.” The promotion and interviews might be bending over backwards to push a “no romance” agenda, but the scenes on our televisions tell a different story. And this week’s episode was no different.

Oliver has the team out in the field, intercepting one of Church’s goons after he stole something from Kord Industries. Wild Dog proves a little unpredictable and hard to manage in the field, making Oliver (and the rest of the team) irritated. Ragman is MIA and Felicity tells Oliver that she’s tried to contact him but no go. When Oliver returns to the bunker, he finds Rory lurking outside and learns that Felicity told him about Havenrock and Rory wants to quit the team.

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Oct 27 2016 9:30am

First Look: Lecia Cornwall’s When a Laird Finds a Lass (November 1, 2016)

When a Laird Finds a Lass by Lecia Cornwall

Book 2 in the Highland Fairy Tale series by Lecia Cornwall draws very loosely on the tale of the Little Mermaid. When a Laird Finds a Lass is a story about two tribes that are sworn mortal enemies. Why? No one even remembers. What is known is that the MacDonalds of Dunbronach will never make an alliance with the MacLeods of Glen Iolair, and will kill any MacLeod that steps on MacDonald land. What else is known? Sickness has wiped out over half of the proud MacDonald clan. On his deathbed, the Laird’s parting wish was that his only living son, Malcolm MacDonald, become the new laird. Problem is, he’s a junior lawyer living in the city. Add in a little magic and a myth, and Malcolm reluctantly returns to his childhood village, hoping to appease his clansmen. Once Malcolm fulfills his duty by making a wish on Beltane night, he can return to the city. In addition to his clanspeople’s belief in magic, Malcolm’s return home becomes even more interesting when he comes across a young woman washed ashore.

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Oct 27 2016 8:30am

Do You Ever Struggle to Find Out Why a Book Doesn’t Work for You?

Today's Morning Coffee comes from reader Michelle99, who asked us if there any other readers ever struggle to identify why they don't like a book. Many times we can: the heroine is insufferable, the Big Misunderstanding shouldn't be as Big as it is... the list goes on! But what about when you just can't figure it out? What do you do then? Do you keep reading until you do figure it out in hopes the “problem” will resolve? Or do yo just add the book to your DNF pile?

Oct 26 2016 4:30pm

All’s Fair in Love and War: Romance News & Deals

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Along Came Love by Tracey LivesayDeal Alert: Tracey Livesay's contemporary Along Came Love is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “[Mike and India's] HEA is fought on a different battleground—an emotional one that makes them both examine who they are, and who they want to be together,” writes Jen Wattley in her First Look at Along Came Love.

Deal Alert: Paige Tyler's paranormal romantic suspense Hungry Like the Wolf, Book 1 in the SWAT series, is FREE in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* A group of elite sharpshooters who also happen to be a pack of wolf shifters? Dream team! Sneak a peek at SWAT team commander Gage and investigative journalist Mackenzie's story in an excerpt from Hungry Like the Wolf.

Fresh Outta the Oven

“'You have five seconds to take it off. Otherwise, add it to my tab.'” Celebrate Hump Day with RT Book Reviews' hot'n'heavy excerpt from Rina Gray's work-rivals-to-lovers It's Been You, out November 7.

[+Today on H&H...]

Oct 26 2016 3:00pm

First Look: Elle Kennedy’s Ruled (November 1, 2016)

Ruled by Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy
Ruled (The Outlaws Series)
Berkley / November 1, 2016 / $7.99 print & digital

So a disclaimer…I’m new to Elle Kennedy’s Outlaws series, and really had no idea what was in store for me. But right from the first page of Ruled, I was swept into an action packed dystopic world, where rules are thrown out the window. Well, not all the rules. Just those dictated by the Global Council in the Colonies. Reese wants nothing more than to take down the Global Council, as this council hunts her outlaw community living outside the walls of the Colonies. Not only are these outlaw communities hunted, they’re annihilated. Because anyone who dissents from the tyranny of the Global Council is an enemy. But all Reese and her followers want is freedom. This is why she leads and why she fights with so much passion and strength, despite her vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities that she allows no one but her right-hand man, Sloan, to see.

Yet adding to her stress are the advances of one sexy yet dangerous military-trained fighter, Rylan. Sent from an ally outlaw group to help Reese, their attraction crackles. Reese resists Rylan because he is dangerous and reckless. And Rylan can’t understand why Reese continues to deny his advances.

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Oct 26 2016 1:30pm

November 2016 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in November.

We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:

November 1-7 November 8-14 |  November 15-21 

November 22-28 | November 29-30

Week of November 1 through November 7

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Oct 26 2016 12:00pm

Lecia Cornwall Excerpt: When a Laird Finds a Lass

Calista Fox

When a Laird Finds a Lass by Lecia Cornwall

She is his greatest enemy and his only salvation.

Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh, unexpectedly inherits his father’s title of Laird of Dunbronach, forcing him to return to a place he hasn’t seen since he was a small child. To gain the trust of a wary clan, Malcolm must act upon their insistence that he cast aside his English betrothed and marry a Highlander.

However, they have one condition—no lasses of the barbaric clan MacLeod.

When he finds an unconscious woman in the sea, he brings her back to his clan but not before doing the one thing that could save her life—hiding her all too telling MacLeod plaid. When she wakes with no memory of who she is, Malcolm vows to keep the little he knows about her identity a secret. As new dangers threaten his clan, the mysterious lass teaches Malcolm some very important lessons about how to be a Highlander and a laird.

But secrets never stay secret for long, and when she finds her plaid, her memory returns and she flees. Malcolm is forced to make a difficult choice to win her back, facing his darkest fears and his worst enemy for a chance at true love.

Get a sneak peek at Lecia Cornwall 's When a Laird Finds a Lass (available November 1, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.


Castle MacLeod, Skye, early spring, 1707

When a chief’s son wed the daughter of another chief, the nuptial celebration went on for days. It ended only when the whisky ran out, all the beef was eaten, and the business between the visiting chieftains and lairds had been concluded. While that was done, there was dancing, games, and music for all.

And flirting—there was plenty of that too.

Laird Donal MacLeod of Glen Iolair had come to the wedding with three of his lovely daughters—Aileen, Marcail, and Cait. His other lasses—all eight of them—had stayed at home with the promise of being allowed to attend the next gathering. His third-oldest daughter, Fia, had recently wed the chief of the Sinclairs, and where she went was now her husband’s concern, not Donal’s.

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Oct 26 2016 11:00am

What Book Should You Read Based on Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

Trick or treat? How about a bit of both? Team H&H is getting into the holiday spirit and we've got a few tricks up our sleeves. It's the season for our favorite sweet treats, and what's sweeter than a romance novel to go along with it?

Find your romance novel recommendation based on your favorite Halloween treat!

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Oct 26 2016 9:30am

Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling: Trinity Speculation: Breaking the Silence on Silver Silence

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

What's going to happen in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling: Trinity series?

First off before we start—this post has spoilers for the Psy-Changeling series through Book 15, Allegiance of Honor—in fact if you haven’t read the Psy-Changeling series it won’t make sense. Don’t let this blog spoil the books for you!

When Nalini Singh made the announcement she’s moving to the next phase of the Psy-Changeling series—saying a soft goodbye to some of the characters—my heart literally stopped, especially since back in June I just talked about falling in love with this series all over again.

If you read series, especially any sequential series with open-ended story arcs, then you know that making a commitment to one is like a leap of faith—trusting that an author won’t let you down by taking the series in too uncharted territory (some is GOOD) or unshipping couples or abandoning the series—leaving some characters’ stories untold. Yes—I know it’s an author’s prerogative to do exactly that, but that doesn’t make the heartbreak any easier. We’ve all been left feeling like charred toast at one time or another.

Luckily, I’m a fast reader and discovered that a soft goodbye isn’t necessarily a final goodbye. Singh clarified that “if they have a natural part to play in a particular storyline in the future, you’ll see them again” and she will be “circling back to some previous characters who haven’t had their stories yet,” which luckily eliminated the need for a 200 joules shock to restart my heart.

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Oct 26 2016 8:08am

Would You Rather... Find a New Author With a Full Back List or an Unread Book by a Favorite Author?

Girl ReadingIt's Hump Day! After Monday, it can be one of the hardest days to get through, so down in the comments, let's make Wednesday a little brighter by sharing your “Would You Rather”! Without further ado, would you rather:

-Find a brand new author you love with a very full back list


-Find a never-before-read book, that you're sure to love, by a favorite author?

Let me know down in the comments!

Oct 25 2016 4:30pm

Starships, Secret Societies & Stars Hollow: Romance News & Deals

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

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Queen of Swords by Katee RobertDeal Alert: Katee Robert's gunrunner-meets-prince-on-a-starship sci-fi romance Queen of Swords, Book 1 in the Sanctify series, is only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Love romances set in space? Be sure to also check out Melissa Landers' Starflight, Michelle Diener's Dark Horse, and more out-of-this-world books you should read.

Deal Alert: Sarah Morgan's contemporary romance Sleepless in Manhattan is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble etc.* “Sleepless in Manhattan is a series opening full of Morgan’s trademark humor, sexual tension, and portrayal of close friendship—all in a magical version of Manhattan,” writes JohnJacobson in his spotlight on the book.

Fresh Outta the Oven

—Christina Lauren's next book is called...Dating You/Hating You: Out next summer, the contemporary romance will pair up two characters who meet through their friends and enjoy a first date only to find themselves suddenly competing for the same job. Oops! For more scoop, read writing duo Christina and Lauren's whole Q&A with Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Still processing the end of the Beautiful series? We're here for ya!

Leigh Bardugo is moving to Ninth House: The author of YA fantasy novel Six of Crows and its sequel, Crooked Kingdom, has sold two new books to publisher Random House, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first, titled Ninth House, will launch a new series about 20-year-old heroine Alex Stern, who has “lived a lot of lives before we meet her,” when she unexpectedly gets accepted to Yale University in order to keep an eye on the school's secrety societies. Anyone else suddenly flashing back to The Skulls?

[+Sherryl Lister cover, Gilmore Girls trailer, and more...]

Oct 25 2016 3:00pm

First Look: Tracey Livesay’s Along Came Love (October 25, 2016)

Along Came Love by Tracey Livesay

In Tracey Livesay's Along Came Love, she handles a number of elements that I generally don't care for in my romance novels in a way that had me unable to put this book down. 

Along Came Love follows two secondary characters from Love on my Mind, and I recommend reading that first for context, also because it's really good. 

India and Mike are as opposite as they come. Indi is a child of the foster system, and doesn't like to be tied down to one place. She takes offbeat, vagrant sorts of jobs that allow her to make the money she needs to get to the next big moment, or the next place she wishes to see.

 Mike is a chief officer in a billion-dollar tech company he started with his best friend. He comes from a stable and loving home with an overbearing father he aims to please. Indi's mother dropped her off at a hospital when she was four years old.

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Oct 25 2016 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Jenni L. Walsh and Kit Brisby!

Team H&H has two great covers for you today from authors Jenni L. Walsh and Kit Brisby! In Jenni L. Walsh's Becoming Bonnie, the Roaring Twenties, juke joints, and The Great Depression inform Bonnelyn Parker's life.  She had a lot to look forward to, a life full of promise—then she met Clyde Barrow. And in Kit Brisby's Rogue Magic, America's anti-magic stance makes the romance brewing between Levi and Byron difficult, but maybe times are changing...

Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh

Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh

The summer of 1927 might be the height of the Roaring Twenties, but Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She’s a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc’s.

Living the life of a moll at night, Bonnie remains a wholesome girl by day, engaged to Roy, attending school and working toward a steady future. When Roy discovers her secret life, and embraces it—perhaps too much, especially when it comes to booze and gambling—Bonnie tries to make the pieces fit. Maybe she can have it all: the American Dream, the husband, and the intoxicating allure of jazz music. What she doesn't know is that her life—like her country—is headed for a crash.

She’s about to meet Clyde Barrow.

Few details are known about Bonnie's life prior to meeting her infamous partner. In Becoming Bonnie, Jenni L. Walsh shows a young woman promised the American dream and given the Great Depression, and offers a compelling account of why she fell so hard for a convicted felon—and turned to crime herself.

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh, available May 9, 2017:

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Oct 25 2016 12:00pm

Calista Fox Excerpt: Burning Obsession

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Burning Obsession: A Burned Novel by Calista Fox

Her head whipped around. Long, sleek blond strands slashed across her face, sticking to her crimson lips. Her gaze locked with mine. Her tawny, mostly golden eyes were wide. Excitement—hot and bright—flared in them.

That was when it happened. Lightning struck.

For two years, Kyle Jenns dodged danger and bullets with his now-best friend, Ari Bax, when ruined investors of the exclusive resort 10,000 Lux sabotaged not just the hotel, but also targeted Ari. Now with the bad guys locked up and Kyle being a full-fledged bodyguard and head of security at the Lux, he’s ready to start the next chapter of his life. Having absolutely no idea it’s going to happen the moment he lays eyes on a stunning blond named Tamera Fenmore.

The chemistry between them is instantaneous and hot. But Tamera’s suddenly in the crosshairs of a killer, needing Kyle’s protection as much as she needs his passionate kisses. The danger escalates along with Kyle’s own burning obsession for Tamera—and everything he’s learned as a bodyguard will be put to the ultimate test when it comes to saving her.

Get a sneak peek at Calista Fox's Burning Obsession (available November 1, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter One

“That was the absolute best chimichanga ever,” said Grace Hart, an attractive brunette I wasn’t quite dating, but the potential existed. If I’d man up and go for it.

“You should have tried the machaca beef enchiladas,” I told her.

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Oct 25 2016 11:00am

Now Win This!: Rebekah Weatherspoon’s Sugar Baby Series Sweepstakes!

Click here to enter for a chance to win Rebekah Weatherspoon's Sugar Baby series!

Sugar daddy. Boyfriend. Husband. Take the journey through Kayla and Michael's relationship from their business start to their hard-fought HEA in Rebekah Weatherspoon's Sugar Baby series, So Sweet, So Right, and So For Real.

As the series is drawing to a close with So For Real, Team H&H is giving you the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one complete print set of the Sugar Baby series, and take part in this oh so sweet ride!

So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Desperate times call for desperate measures...

And desperate is the only way to describe Kayla Davis's current situation. Out of work and almost out of money to cover her bills, Kayla finally caves to her roommate's nagging and follows her to Arrangements, an online dating site that matches pretty young women with older men of a certain tax bracket.

Convinced this “make-rent-quick” scheme will surely fail—or saddle her with an 80 year old boyfriend—Kayla is shocked when Michael Bradbury, Internet billionaire and stone-cold salt and pepper fox, offers her a solution to all her financial troubles.
It's hard enough for Kayla to accept his generosity, but what's a girl to do when the wealthiest man she's ever met is a dream in and outside of the bedroom?

Click here to enter for a chance to win Rebekah Weatherspoon's Sugar Baby series!

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Oct 25 2016 9:30am

Books and Movies That Feature Breakups—and Makeups!

Interborough by Santino Hassell

In romance, it's all about the journey, not the destination. However, Satino Hassell (Interborough) makes the argument that, even after the “I love yous”are said, the journey still continues, and revisiting or following couples after the HEA—with all the hiccups that come with it—is half the fun. Santino shares some of his favorite breakup/make-up books and movies and reminds us that finding love after a hurdle makes that love even stronger. Thanks, Santino!

My favorite part of most romance novels tends to be the chase. What happens during the moment when someone first realizes they feel more than friendship (or hate) for their love interest? How does sex progress their relationship, and how will they make it to a happy ending? Those questions keep me on the edge of my seat. However, I recently started thinking about romances revolving around pre-existing couples. I often find myself wondering what happens after the characters say “I love you” (especially when you have a pairing who are polar opposites).

In my upcoming release Interborough (book 4 in the Five Boroughs series although it can be read as a standalone!), I return to David Butler and Raymond Rodriguez—two men who couldn’t be more opposite but who are passionately in love despite the obstacles life keeps throwing their way. They never break up in the novel, but their lives have drastically changed since they got together in Sunset Park (Ray working two jobs and going to school is a biggie). I wanted to see how get over the bumps in the road leading to an Even Happier HEA.

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