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JaneKriel
December 5 2014

Keeping it in the Family: Romantic Stepsiblings from Clueless, Glines, Desrochers, and More!

For the uninitiated, the stepsibling trope involves illicit romance between stepsiblings. What could be more dramatic and angst ridden then two unrelated teenagers forced to fight their hormonal urges...
lucydosch
November 26 2014

Sometimes It’s Great, Sometimes It’s a PITA: Families and Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more groaning you will hear all around you. But it’s not from the amount of pie being consumed, it is over...
BoxyFrown
October 31 2014

First Look: Marie Harte’s What to Do with a Bad Boy (November 4, 2014)

Marie Harte What to Do with a Bad Boy Sourcebook / November 4, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital WHAT IS WITH MIKE McCAULEY? Every time Delilah Webster runs into Mike McCauley, he practically...
slowlyfallingsnowflake
October 28 2014

Raising Them Right: The Best Parents in Romance Novels from Quinn, Dane, Kleypas, Banks, and Moning!

Parents/guardians play important roles in everyone’s lives and especially those of fictional characters. Though with the rise of New Adult, parental involvement in romance novels seems to be going...
maggieboyd66
October 15 2014

Dysfunctional Parents in Romance Novels from Robb, Quick, Walker, and More

Plenty of people joke about how dysfunctional their family is. For others, it is no joke at all, but a sad reality. Romance novels examine this issue by looking at how coming from a tough home situation...
teamhandh
October 3 2014

H&H Debriefing: Second-Generation Romances

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan,...
JackieLester
July 10 2014

First Look: Victoria Dahl’s Looking for Trouble (July 29, 2014)

Victoria Dahl Looking for Trouble Harlequin HQN / July 29, 2014 / $7.99 print, digital A good reason to be bad… Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire...
MFrampton
July 10 2014

Throwback Thursday: Family Sagas?

Back in the '70s, romance novels were disguised as family sagas, spanning generations, and following multiple couples through to an eventual HEA. Colleen McCulloch's Thorn Birds, Belva...
Scarlettleigh
June 23 2014

First Look: Robyn Carr’s The Promise (June 24, 2014)

Robyn Carr The Promise (Thunder Point series) Harlequin MIRA / June 24, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of...
Janga
June 11 2014

Happy Father’s Day, Rothgar: Fathers in Jo Beverley’s Novels

Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed, Jo Beverley’s first novel, was published in 1988. A Shocking Delight, her most recent novel was published in 2014. In the first, Beverley gives her heroine a...
Scarlettleigh
June 9 2014

Daddy Dearest: Supportive Fathers in Contemporary Romance from Gibson, Wiggs, and More!

It is an accepted psychological truth that the lack of a positive father figure in a young girl’s life can impact her ability to trust and form healthy relationships. So having a horrid or distant...
Scarlettleigh
June 7 2014

Returning to Home and Love in Karen White’s A Long Time Gone

Karen White's A Long Time Gone is a book full of brooding atmosphere and ambiance, set in the South. The book spotlights the generations of women who felt compelled to leave their home and...
AnnaBowling
June 5 2014

Brothers (and Sister) in Love: Courtney Milan’s Brothers Sinister Series

She’s a crafty one, that Courtney Milan, with her Brothers Sinister series. Gives readers a dose of history along with the tried and true format of a romance series centering around a group of...
BrittanyMelson
May 28 2014

May 2014 New Adult Round-Up: Dysfunctional Families

Nobody escapes from childhood unscathed, and this month, the new adult novels feature heroes and heroines trying—and usually failing—to put their unhappy pasts behind them. From mobster...
KateRothwell
May 12 2014

Not Rarer Than Hen’s Teeth: Happy Families in Romance Novels

Q: What do a bunch of Disney movies and a slew of romances have in common? A: Dozens of main characters who are orphans or who experienced unhappy childhoods. Cold mothers and/or absent fathers...
teamhandh
May 9 2014

Friday Beefcake: Famous Family with Eastwood, Wayans, Hanks, and More!

Most celebrities have a pretty good gene pool to offer up. To celebrate Mother's Day, we're sharing some gentlemen who have no problem showing off what mama (and papa) gave them! These children...
Scarlettleigh
May 7 2014

Love the Mom You’re With: Supportive Mothers in Romance Novels

With Mother’s Day this weekend, our thoughts naturally turn to the women in our lives who taught and or are still teaching us so many things as they love, nurture and support us. With their encouragement...
Scarlettleigh
April 6 2014

This Secret Baby Trope is Simply Irresistible

“He wanted the word “Daddy” added to his list of names. He wanted to teach his son to skate, just as he'd been taught by Ernie. Like every other father in the world, he wanted...
Scarlettleigh
March 26 2014

Binding, Broken, or Unraveling: Family Ties in Romance Novels

Family: any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins. For better or worse, we all have families. And this unit influences us for most...
willaful
December 4 2013

A Pattern of Perfection: Childbirth and Motherhood in LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory

Set in a small town and an isolated farm in Georgia in 1941, LaVyrle Spencer's classic convenient marriage romance Morning Glory in some ways feels more like Americana stories set in the 19th century...
JenniferPorter
November 12 2013

Keeping It All In the Family?: Twins Who Share

Menage romance featuring two men and one woman (m/f/m) with no sexual touching or titillation between the siblings (a line used in many Siren books) is a very popular subgenre of erotic romance. I remember...
PenSingleton
November 7 2013

Thor and Loki, Styxx and Acheron, the Lannisters: Sibling Rivalries

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World will be in theaters on November 8th in the United States, although it's been premiering all over the world outside the U.S. for the past month. In red carpet...
JenniferProffitt
July 23 2013

First Look: Jennifer Probst’s The Marriage Merger (July 30, 2013)

Jennifer Probst The Marriage Merger Gallery / July 30, 2013 / $13.99 trade paperback, $7.99 mass market & digital Her sisters have found wedded bliss with their wealthy, wonderful dream...
CWGortnerAuthor
July 18 2013

Author C.W. Gortner on Mary and Elizabeth, Sisters and Rivals

Today we're pleased to welcome author C.W. Gortner to Heroes and Heartbreakers. C.W's latest novel, The Tudor Conspiracy, is a historical mystery set during the Renaissance, and features some...
Janga
June 14 2013

Pater Familias: Lord Hargate in Loretta Chase’s Carsington Brothers Series

Fathers of the heroes and heroines of historical romance novels come in a variety of flavors. There’s the father who is absent due to death or abandonment, the father who is an ineffective bumbler,...
KateNagy
June 9 2013

History, Hot Men, and Historical Hot Men in Cathy Cash Spellman’s Family Sagas

If you’re unfamiliar with Cathy Cash Spellman, you should know that she has a lot to say. She’s a prolific columnist and blogger, writing movingly about a life that has seen more than its...
ldosch
May 22 2013

Bad Bromance: The History of Styxx and Acheron

Acheron and Styxx, twin brothers not of blood but bonded together by the will of the Gods. Not since Caine and Abel has there been a story of two brothers whose relationship is such a tangle of jealously,...
CharliMac
May 10 2013

First Look: Amy Sue Nathan’s The Glass Wives (May 14, 2013)

Amy Sue Nathan The Glass Wives St. Martin’s Griffin /  $14.99 print / $8.89 digital / May 14, 2013 Evie and Nicole Glass share a last name. They also shared a husband. When...
CharliMac
May 9 2013

Fertility in Fiction: Interesting Conditions from Weiner, Simons, and Hannah

Regardless what you’re reading right now, I guarantee there is something in it, whether prevalent or miniscule, that has to do with baby-making. Not sure if you know this, but sex can sometimes...
teamhandh
April 16 2013

April 2013 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Wedding Nights, Family Reunions, and Hot British Vamps

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...