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Thu
Jan 22 2015 12:00pm

Trope of the Month: Held Captive!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing.

But they’re totally not! Romance novel fans all have their favorite—not to mention least favorite—tropes, from friends to lovers, chick in pants, secret baby, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, May-December, boss-assistant...the list goes on.

Each month, we’ll be picking a romance novel trope and ask you to offer recommendations falling under the trope rubric (again with the academic talk!).

When the team initially discussed this trope, we soon realized it was not one that we saw in modern romance as much. The notable recommendations published in recent years were usually on the darker side or paranormal, with a few exceptions.

Many of the books listed below are beloved in the genre, but also polarizing, especially when seen through the gaze of the modern reader. A hero or a heroine held captive and then falling in love with their captor can leave a lot of room for something to go wrong—if the author doesn't tell it in the right way, etc. We have loved the enemies to lovers trope and villains to heroes, but one member of the team suggested that if she went back into some of the iconic “held captive” romances that she might not see them with the same glow she had upon the original read. Do you feel the same? Do you think it's a trope that you would like to read now, or should it stay in the past as a trope of yore? Do you think any one subgenre is more equipped to handle this trope? Have you read any of the books listed below?

  • Beware the Scot's Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries
  • Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
  • The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss
  • The Conquerer by Brenda Joyce
  • Prisoner of My Desire by Johanna Lindsey
  • Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts
  • Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren
  • Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde
  • Heat  by R. Lee Smith
  • Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
  • The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Medeiros
  • Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart

What iconic held captive romances did we miss? Which ones are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

Wed
Jan 21 2015 2:00pm

“Do You Hear Me, Rafe? You’re Mine:” Tessa Dare’s Say Yes to the Marquess

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

I have loved Tessa Dare ever since her debut The Goddess of the Hunt—it remains on my Best Ever List. Since that first book, Dare’s skill at writing complex, fantastical, but realistic, characters with emotional and heartfelt stories has only increased, and her latest release, Say Yes to the Marquess, might be her best book yet.

Rafe, our hero, is complicated, endearing, romantic, and caring all while remaining alpha and ultra-masculine. Clio, our heroine, is independent, protective, smart, and unusual. Together, they make for a perfectly balanced, realistic, and heartwarming couple.

There are many great lines and scenes within Say Yes to the Marquess—anyone remember when Rafe carried our self-conscious heroine up the stairs to “prove a point” or when Clio told her sister, Daphne, that she was mistress of her own castle and “today she was feeling a bit medieval” or when Piers said he knew how to kill a man with a letter opener and make it look like an accident? However, the most poignant and swoonworthiest scene belongs to Clio.

[It's ladies' night at Twill Castle...]

Wed
Jan 14 2015 4:03pm

Romance News Roundup: Nora Roberts TV Show, Wet Chris Hemsworth, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

Nora Roberts' Cousins O'Dwyer series has been optioned for television as a series called Blood Magick. The potential showrunner? Lost Girl showrunner Emily Andras. (Keep in mind: TV shows are very very hard to get on the air, so this is far from a sure thing. Stick with us for updates as we hear about them.) For more background info on the series, read our First Look reviews of the books in the trilogy: Dark Witch (#1), Shadow Spell (#2), and Blood Magick (#3).

Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye—Laura Kaye has announced an upcoming release, male/male novella Hard to Be Good, which will star Hard Ink series fan-favorites Jeremy and Charlie. The novella will be out on April 7, 2015, and is already up for pre-order at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks.

—If you've seen the Arrow midseason finale (no spoilers!), you know MAJOR changes are coming for the show. We'll have a speculation post up on Friday rounding up all the latest spoiler-y tidbits heading into the back half of the season, but until then, sneak a peek at the first episode back with this trailer at E!Online.

—WET CHRIS HEMSWORTH. SET CONDITION ONE THROUGHOUT THE SHIP. Need we say more? Okay, fine: Let's just say Jimmy Fallon's silly Tonight Show game is our gain. Stick around for a VERY sexy dance there at the end. Trust us.

[Watch the clip here...]

Fri
Jan 9 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Curl Up in Bed with Tatum, Foley, and More!

Scott Foley in BedIt's the time of year when all good boys and girls just spend the winter months in bed, under the blankets, or otherwise all bundled up. Whether you're cuddling with your animals, your children, or your significant other, you might want to think about asking these guys to join you later.

Who is the beefcake you want to curl up with this winter?

[Baby, it's cold outside...]

Sun
Jan 4 2015 10:00am

Shipping Sunday: Pretty Little Liars’s Spencer/Toby (Spoby)

Netflix is a beautiful thing—mostly because it gave to me the exciting and suspenseful world of Pretty Little Liars. It's full of literally everything and anything you could hope for and is complete crack—drama, murder, mystery, fantasy, and most importantly, love.

This summer, my roommate and I got totally addicted to the mystery of A. It all started when four friends were reunited...by a blackmailer. The smartest of those four friends was the indomitable Spencer Hastings, and she was never stronger or smarter than when she was with her man, Toby Cavanaugh.

[More Spoby ahead!]

Thu
Dec 25 2014 10:30am

Little Dragon Boy: Paranormal Romance Best Bets for December 2014

Hot Blooded by Donna GrantAngels (and dragons?) we have heard on high! Shifters and vampires of all sorts await us in this month’s roundup of Paranormal romances that are worth a second glance!

Dragons!

Hot Blooded by Donna Grant

Laith was powerless not to respond.

Their eyes met again, held. He felt an uncontrollable, undeniable pull to this woman and he fought against it.  Hard. It was more than just lust. This…feeling…was on another plane all together…

DARKNESS AND SECRETS SURROUND HIM

His name is Laith. To most, he’s known as the owner of a local pub near Dreagan. But little do his patrons know that beneath his handsome, charming exterior Laith has the heart and soul of a Dragon King—one who wields control by keeping his friends close and his enemies closer. Until a beautiful, mysterious stranger enters the picture, and sets his whole world on fire…

SHE IS HIS SALVATION

To learn the truth about her dead father, Iona has returned to Scotland only to learn that she’s part of an ancient pact with Dreagan—one that will threaten the fragile peace with the Dragon Kings. Gorgeous, sly Iona isn’t like anyone Laith has ever met before...and she harbors a secret that others would kill to possess. Will she complete him—or destroy him? Passion always comes with a price…

I pick up Donna Grant books sporadically—which does lead to a little bit of confusion, BUT when I do pick up a Grant book (whether it’s featuring her Dark Kings or druids), I find myself totally wrapped up in her world. I got hooked with an excerpt of Hot Blooded (plus, that lyrics to the song of the same name just play over and over in my head) earlier this month. For those of you who can’t wait until December 30, the book has been released as a serial and you can almost the whole thing before the full book is released—and you won’t be disappointed whichever path you choose!

[More hot paranormal releases this way...]

Wed
Dec 24 2014 10:00am

25 Romances of Christmas: Holiday Romance Recommendations, Part 4

Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin While the holidays are creeping in, it might be just the time to start in on that list—the books on your To Be Read list, that is. This is the final week where Phoebe Chase and Jennifer Proffitt will be delivering a little something naughty and nice in the form of the 25 holiday/seasonal romances you should be adding to your wish list. You can read more suggestions in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin

One part epistolary romance (kind of), one part lover reunited, this short Christmas story is great to get a taste of Lin’s style. They say write angry letters, but never send them. Unfortunately, Captain Hale Martin took that to refer to love letters, too. When Hale left England three years before our story starts, he promised to write to her every Christmas until he returned. He not only didn’t write at Christmas, but he never did. He felt inadequate and unworth of Sidony, despite being well-liked by her family. Three years later, he’s more mature and even more sure of his feelings for Sidony...even if she’s hesitant to give him a chance. From adolescence to adulthood, it was touching to see how their relationship progressed. My only complaint is that I wished I could have spent more time with them!

[So it was a good visit!...]

Sun
Dec 21 2014 2:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Gilmore Girls’s Luke and Lorelai

Recently, we had author AJ Pine (aka Amy Pine) on the site talking about her everlasting love of all things Gilmore Girls. There is a lot to love, like the books, Stars Hollow, and, of course, the men! Today, we'll be talking about that last one. While there's a lot of contension over Rory's best boyfriend—Pine thought the title belonged to Jess, while my roommate solidly sided with Logan—there's less contension over who Lorelai should end up with, because the obvious answer is Luke Dane. I watched Gilmore Girls live, but never watched every episode. Thanks to Netflix, this fall I spent many a day (okay, it was like a week and maybe a weekend in which I did nothing else) catching up on the series and it affirmed for me that while the show does have flaws, Luke and Lorelai are not one of them.

First, it started with coffee...

[But not like a coffee date...]

Sun
Dec 14 2014 3:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (JohnLock)

I love Sherlock Holmes. I will take him in every iteration—BBC's modernization with Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr. in a historical action version, and Johnny Lee Miller in Elementary, or The Great Moust Detective. What I have loved even more is tracking the allusions to a relationship that is slightly more domestic and less platonic between Holmes and his faithful friend, John Watson.

In canon, there are hints that this domestic duo, were a little bit more than just roommates and partners in crime...partners in life maybe?

BBC's Sherlock has been a particular favorite of mine—I'm a big Doctor Who fan and I feel Stephen Moffat, the writer of both, brings intelligence and hijinx to both. In Sherlock, the hints of a relationship are a lot more overt than in more historical adaptations. Sherlock and Watson, no matter what iteration we find them in, do tend to act more like an old married couple than two male roommates/crime fighters.

So this week's Shipping Sunday is going to focus on that tension between these two and all the times that Sherlock and Watson acted or were mistaken for a couple. #SecretlyMarried anyone?

Fri
Dec 12 2014 1:30pm

25 Romances of Christmas: Holiday Romance Recommendations, Part 2

The Keepers: Christmas in Salem by Heather Graham, Deborah LeBlanc, Kathleen Pickering, and Beth CiottaWhile the holidays are creeping in, it might be just the time to start in on that list—the books on your To Be Read list, that is. Over the next few weeks Phoebe Chase and Jennifer Proffitt will be delivering a little something naughty and nice in the form of the 25 Christmas books you should be adding to your wish list. See what they recommended in Part 1.

The Keepers: Christmas in Salem by Heather Graham, Deborah LeBlanc, Kathleen Pickering, Beth Ciotta

Vampires, witches, elementals, and selkies co-mingling in Salem, Mass.? No, I don’t have the wrong holiday, this really is a Christmas romance. Total darkness has engulfed Salem as Christmas nears. Four authors spin connected stories centered around four cousins who are Keepers, humans charged with overseeing a particular supernatural community. They put their hearts on the line to save their beloved town from an encroaching evil that threatens Salem and beyond. I really loved the way this anthology connected all the stories with one central holiday plot and how each novella furthered the story, bringing us closer to the happily ever.

[We like getting closer to that HEA...]

Sun
Dec 7 2014 2:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Friends’ Monica and Chandler (Mondler)

Everyone loves the friends to lovers trope and no one more than the writers behind Friends. In January, viewers will have a chance to relive all of the Friends goodness, or discover it, when Friends goes to Netflix! For me, Ross and Rachel were great to watch—Ross was always so bumbling, and even Rachel was bumbling in her own way—but it was the “side” couple of Monica and Chandler that held my interest and my love.

[So what did you love about them?]

Thu
Dec 4 2014 4:30pm

25 Romances of Christmas: Holiday Romance Recommendations

While the holidays are creeping in, it might be just the time to start in on that list—the books on your To Be Read list, that is. Over the next few weeks Phoebe Chase and Jennifer Proffitt will be delivering a little something naughty and nice in the form of the 25 holiday/seasonal romances you should be adding to your wish list. Read more suggestions in Part 2.

Frozen by Meljean Brook

If you love Norse mythology and are missing Loki, this book is perfect for you. A standalone novella, Frozen is short, sweet, sexy, and offers a great new world with a hero whose “curse” we might not mind helping him break. I haven’t read a lot of Meljean Brook, but this book has me sold on trying even more. Our hero thinks he’s a monster, and our heroine has been set up with him—they’ll both learn by the end that while there are monsters in this world, the hero certainly isn’t one of them.

Lumberfox by Ava Lovelace

Set in the Snowjam of Atlanta from January 2014, this wonderful Geekrotica novella isn’t expressly Christmas, but is certainly a great book to get you in the mood before the season of giving and cheer truly kicks off. Plus, Lumberfox is the best term ever—a hot geeky, man with sartorial lumberjack style, cultivated facial hair, tattoos, and specialized tastes. I fell in love with this quick read and can’t wait to get more!

[Let the era of the Lumberfox begin...]

Fri
Nov 28 2014 2:00pm

Howl at the Harvest Moon: November 2014 Paranormal Romance Recommendations

Heart Fire by Robin D. OwensThis month, the paranormal world has offered up great romances that are sure to please any reader. Whether you’re looking for love amongst the stars, a beastly shapeshifter looking for his mate, or a keeper of a demon finally getting to be touched, I’ve got you covered!

Love…in Space!

Heart Fire by Robin D. Owens

On the planet Celta, accepting a HeartMate can be the greatest challenge in the universe

Antenn, an architect hired to build a cathedral in Druida City, dares not think of his HeartMate. Even though he yearns for her, he’s taken steps to ensure she will be forever unknown to him. After all, how could he, a commoner who grew up in the slums, the brother of a murderer, be worthy of any woman?

Tiana, a priestess, has her own fears about being a HeartMate. She's watched her friends struggle with such a stormy destiny. She's sure her HeartMate has never claimed her due to a terrible scandal involving her Family, and she's set aside hopes for love.

Antenn's gotten the commission of his life. The cathedral will make him famous, but more, it will last for ages and prove to others he can contribute to Celta...if the controversial structure isn't destroyed while being built. Tiana, too, is an integral part of this process, but the villain who wrecked her Family is ready with firebombs. Can they trust each other in dangerous circumstances to succeed...and to love?

Antenn and Tiana have great tension—both over the impending building plans, and of the sexual nature. They have pasts they’re trying to hide, and the world of Celta offers a great backdrop for them to face those issues on their way to a happily ever after.

[See what else is new and noteworthy in paranormal romance...]

Fri
Nov 21 2014 8:12am

“I Could Be the Ham in That Man Sandwich”: 3 Reasons We Already Love Pitch Perfect 2

  • All the Fat Amy We Can Handle—She's the naughty Australian best friend we always wanted, and says all the things we're thinking!
  • Great Music—Raise your hand if you tried to learn the “Cups (When I'm Gone)” song after seeing the first Pitch Perfect! We imagine it'll be more of the same in the sequel.
  • To Sing Love Songs We Need Love First, Right?—Fat Amy and Bumper Alan, Fat Amy and The Green Bay Packers (aka the Man Sandwich), Becca and Jesse. We're sure there will be plenty of other ships for us to set sail on!

What are your three reasons?

Romance Addict Confession: I've already watched the trailer five times, as of posting. How about you guys?

Mon
Nov 17 2014 2:30pm

“I Like You Better Sober”: Shipping Haymitch/Effie (Hayffie) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 Clip

Earlier today, Yahoo shared a clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 in which Haymitch asked the group for a time Katniss Everdeen genuinely moved them. Effie, in a much more reserved look than we're used to seeing her, immediately offered the first time she met Katniss—when she volunteered to take her sister's place in The Games. While the clip gave us a chance to touch on the moments when Katniss moved us too—when she sang to Rue would make it to my list as well—the main thing that caught my attention was the flirtation going on between Effie and Haymitch.

I've always thought Effie and Haymitch would be perfect together—she needs to be loosened up a little, and Haymitch...well, he needs a complete overhaul, but who can blame him? The two have always had great chemistry and a spark—whether it's the approach they have toward Peeta and Katniss, or the coming rebellion, they can find something to argue about. But let's face it, that's all just foreplay, right?

Elizabeth Banks, who playes Effie, also agrees! In a 2012 interview, Banks said Haymitch and Effie had some serious sexual tension and would be “fun in the sack” together. Now, in Mockingjay: Part 1 these two will be on the same side...and maybe they'll find the time to get to know one another in between fights—both their own and in the rebellion.

So, have you always liked them together like me, did this clip sell you on their relationship, or are you still thinking they're just good foils for one another and that should be it? Let us know in the comments!

Fri
Nov 7 2014 2:00pm

4 Ways Tom Hiddleston (Not Romance Novels) Ruined My Expectations of Men, or What Men Can Learn from Heroes

Hi, my name’s Jenn and I’m a single, romance novel addict.

I start this post like an AA meeting, because in a lot of ways, once you get a Visa for Romancelandia, it often seems like you’re part of a club…or to outsiders, like there’s something wrong with you. “Well, haven’t you read (insert book from Oprah’s Book Club or latest NYT Non-Romance Bestseller),” is a phrase that many of us might be familiar with, as people in our lives attempt to “widen our horizons” or “break us” of the bad habits that reading romance has obviously engendered within us. Because, of course, let’s ignore the fact that Romance, as a genre, is one of the highest grossing in the industry, bringing in billions of dollars every year. Let us all also forget for one moment, that romance readers—sweeping generalization, but one I don’t think you’ll mind me making—are some of the most voracious readers out there (see: highest grossing genre, above). However, we still get minimized, infantilized, and generally dumbed-down by the general populace, many of which I would also guess a) are secretly also romance readers, and b) couldn’t spout as many facts on Regency England (or any other given topic explored in many romance novels) as a romance reader can. In fact, I challenge the Average Joe to even know when the Regency period was.

[Class, what's the answer...?]

Thu
Nov 6 2014 4:45pm

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Trailer: Dissecting Kili and Tauriel

There's this little movie coming out this season, you may have heard of it. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies? Yeah, we're obsessed. The action looks amazing, the cinematography breathtaking—Lee Pace and Orlando Bloom look flawless—but where do our wandering eyes become the most captivated? Around minute 1:43 when Kili slips something into Tauriel's hand and they share A Look. Tauriel looks a little sad, deeply touched, and yet so hopeful! As does Kili, who peers up at his lady love with so much wonder! Yes, we got ALL that from a two second clip.

If we had to guess we'd say that what Kili gave Tauriel would be none other than the stone that brought the two together in the first place—remember when he played with it in the Elvish Prison. What do you think the fate of Kili and Tauriel is? Jackson and gang set up a pretty fine romance (and possible love triangle?) when they introduced Tauriel to the world of Middle Earth, but could he have given us hope, only to take it away?

Meanwhile, former H&H-er Christopher Morgan weighed in on the epic bromance that is Bilbo and Thorin. Bilbo/Thorin 4ever, anyone? Chris also gave us this play-by-play of what he thinks the ultimate fate will be for Tauriel/Kili, and the ramifications it'll have:

She(Tauriel)’ll  go to Tharundil and sue for peace. Goblins are going to show up, she will get downed by big bad White Orc, Legolas will avenge. Find Kili’s stone, and something will happen to soften his heart so that he can find his one true love in Gimli.

Is he too cynical or do you think it will play out that way, too? We know how this story ends—at least with how it pertains to Bilbo, The Ring, and Middle Earth—but it's all about the journey, isn't it? Did you swoon as much as we did over those two seconds? How do you think it will all end?

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will be in theaters December 17, 2014.

Updated 12/18/14: Read Chris Morgan's Hobbit reaction post, “Saying Goodbye to The Hobbit,” right here!

Sun
Nov 2 2014 9:00am

Shipping Sunday: Bad Judge’s Rebecca and Tedward

Rebecca attacks Tedward in Bad Judge**Spoilers for anyone not caught up on all aired episodes of Bad Judge.**

It happened one weekend. I was innocently sitting in my apartment, scrolling through Hulu in an attempt to find a show to fill my weekend. Then I found Bad Judge and thought “What the heck, why not, I like Kate Walsh!”...180 minutes later I had watched all four episodes of the season so far and I was in love. No, not with the psychologist that Rebecca is seen having sex in her office with, even in trailers (played by the awesome Ryan Hansen who some will recognize as Veronica Mars's Dick Casablancas). No, I was hooked on the potential of Rebecca and her bailiff, Tedward. Sure, it would be totally inappropriate, but that's kind of how Judge Rebecca Wright rolls.

Okay, before you all go haring off and call me crazy—and yes, I know this show has been circling the drain for weeks and it'll be a miracle if it gets a full season, let alone a second season, but let's Live. In. The Moment. Shall we?—let me make my case (this is a legal show, kind of, afterall).

[Let's hear your evidence...]

Fri
Oct 31 2014 1:00pm

Trope of the Month: Villains to Heroes

Lothaire by Kresley ColeAcademically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing.

But they’re totally not! Romance novel fans all have their favorite—not to mention least favorite—tropes, from friends to lovers, chick in pants, secret baby, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, May-December, boss-assistant...the list goes on.

Each month, we’ll be picking a romance novel trope and ask you to offer recommendations falling under the trope rubric (again with the academic talk!).

It's good to be bad. And sometimes, a character is so bad...they're a villain! But everyone loves to reform a bad boy (or girl!), and those same villains are just looking for someone to understand them...okay that might be too kind for some of these characters, but let's have you weigh in!

Here are some recommendations:

  • The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
  • Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
  • Lothaire by Kresley Cole
  • Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
  • Never Kiss a Rake by Anne Stuart
  • Emily Thorn of Revenge
  • Klaus of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals
  • Raw by Belle Aurora
  • Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
  • Secrets of a Scandalous Bride by Sophia Nash

We know we're missing a few quintessential villains/villainesses (we blame Friday brain), so let us know who would make your list of the top villains to heroes/heroines! Do you like the villain-to-hero trope? Do you really believe that villains can become heroes or heroines, or do you find them totally irredeemable? Let us know your favorites and chime in with your thoughts!

Sun
Oct 26 2014 9:00am

Shipping Sunday: Sleepy Hollow’s Katrina Crane and Abraham Van Brunt (Headless Horseman)

**Note: This particular Shipping Sunday contains some spoilers about Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow**

About a month ago Sleepy Hollow returned for its second season, and yes, I was concerned about poor Ichie stuck in a pine box, that his son was the Horseman of War, and that Abbie was stuck in Purgatory. For a millisecond I was concerned about Katrina in the clutches of the Headless Horseman aka her former-fiancé Abraham Van Brunt...but then I saw him shirtless. And she saw him shirtless, and it was all kind of a gamechanger!

Okay, so maybe he's an agent of Satan, maybe he is a jealous of Katrina's love for Ichabod—and rightfully so, if you really think about how much of a dick you have to be to steal someone's fiancée! This season, Katrina and Abraham's relationship has been why I tune into Sleepy Hollow. Are you loving them as much as me? Did you ship Abraham/Katrina before or after he illusioned his head back...because I need some validation that it wasn't weird that I had a thing for him when he was headless! Chime in with your favorite moments, and how do you think they're ship will work out!?

[Let's chat...]