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teamhandh
August 26 2016

You Don’t Say: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
Torifl
August 25 2016

Sosie Frost Makes Secret Babies Fun Again

There aren’t many tropes in romance that annoy me. Second chance, insta-love, best friend’s little sister, May/December, etc...they all have their moments in the sun. When paired with...
JenWattley
August 22 2016

We Want to Be a Part of Kerrigan Byrne’s World

World building is a facet of historical romance that’s often overlooked. Contextually, it’s assumed that even though what you’re reading is fictitious, it’s still happening...
teamhandh
August 19 2016

Romances Shines: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
August 17 2016

The Fifty Shades Revolution... Or Why I’m Thankful for E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey

It's hard to believe that Fifty Shades of Grey was only published back in 2011, but here we are five years later... and I am grateful. Yes, you read that correctly: Grateful. Am I a fan of Fifty...
Scarlettleigh
August 17 2016

Romance: A Light in Dark Places, When All Other Lights Go Out

A year ago, in her hard hitting article, Never Read a Romance Novel? Grow Up, Kristan Higgins talked about romance novels and the insidious lack of respect that is prevalent still, even though...
teamhandh
August 12 2016

Opinionated Opinions: Comments That Made Our Week

        We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week....
RachelHyland
August 7 2016

A Formula for Love–Hallmark Movies as Category Romances

  Source: Straight From the Heart screencap There was a time when I would devour category romance novels as enthusiastically, as mindlessly, as...
teamhandh
August 5 2016

What’s Another Word For...: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
willaful
August 4 2016

Trope-Flippers: 5 Category Romances that “Mess” with the Formula

Note: These are all older books, but be aware that spoilers abound! As I wrote recently, many category readers both enjoy their standard tropes and like to mix it up a bit. Here are some category...
teamhandh
July 29 2016

You Got Us Thinking: Comments That Made Our Week

        We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week....
JenniferProffitt
July 25 2016

Are Labels Helpful or Harmful?

What's in a label? We've discussed this many times with our reader friends—both on the site and in person—many of whom are against labeling books, whether those labels be for...
teamhandh
July 22 2016

Yes, We Really Went There: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
July 15 2016

You Like Us, You Really Like Us: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
LaurieGold
July 13 2016

How to Organize Your Kindle: Collections, The Cloud, and GoodReads are Your Friend

  Source: A. Aleksandravicius/Shuterstock Do you make mental listicles for your books? Do you organize or categorize them physically, digitally,...
AubreyGross
July 13 2016

BBW vs. Plus-Sized: What Does BBW Mean, and Is It Changing the Genre?

Is Plus-Sized No Longer the Preferred Term? Many moons ago when I was finishing grad school, I wrote a research paper on plus size characters in romance. Well, to be fair, the paper was more...
JenniferProffitt
July 12 2016

Have You Experienced a Bait-and-Switch?

You've bought a book based on the cover copy—as one does—and you're innocently reading along when BAM, you've realized the cover copy has lied to you and the book isn't...
teamhandh
July 8 2016

Shipping, and Swapping, and Zombies—Oh My!: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special...
HeatherMassey
July 6 2016

Sci-fi Romance’s Discoverability Challenge

Why Is Sci-Fi Romance So Difficult To Find? Full disclosure: Heather Massey runs the site The Galaxy Express.  Though sci-fi romance has been around for decades, it has a history of...
JenniferProffitt
June 29 2016

What is the Book that Turned You onto a New Subgenre?

Many of us readers read several different subgenres even in our own niche world of romance. However, it only takes one book to turn us onto a new genre, and make us never look back.  What...
teamhandh
June 24 2016

We Literally LOL’d: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
June 23 2016

Can You Name Romance Novels that “Start” After the Marriage?

We love Outlander—we love the show, the books, and especially Jamie and Claire. However, it is no secret that while Diana Gabaldon has created one of the greatest couple in the history of...
teamhandh
June 17 2016

Knucklehead Couples & Book Love: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
TiffanyTyer
June 14 2016

Totally Unrelated: 3 Books to Make You Fall in Love with the Stepbrother Trend

I’ll be honest, the stepbrother theme is my jam. To me it’s always been a little like the Brother’s Best Friend/Little Sister trope, but more forbidden, more tingly and sexy...
Scarlettleigh
June 12 2016

Why Do Readers Like Tropes So Much?

Tropes—we talk about them a lot. In fact, Jennifer Proffitt, in her Morning Coffee blog “Do You Like Tropes?”, said almost exact same thing. If you do a search on the site, 51...
slowlyfallingsnowflake
June 6 2016

The Controversy of an HEA: Why I Like It When A Court of Mist and Fury Flipped The Script

Necessary spoiler tag is necessary. We're talking about the HEA (Happily Ever After) of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, which of course comes at the end of the book so be warned,...
EVail
May 31 2016

How to Ruin a Romance in 5 Easy Steps

Are you tired of nobody reading your high falutin articles? Frustrated because people aren’t taking your Important Literary Opinions seriously? Have you tried Ruining Romance? Ruining...
teamhandh
May 13 2016

From Unlucky to Hot: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
Nicola R. White
May 12 2016

Why Romance is the Perfect Place to Tackle Tough Issues

Like all art, romance novels imitate life to a certain degree. They hold a mirror up to society, reflecting norms and stereotypes back to us. In the 70s, romance often featured aggressive heroes...
MayMcGoldrick
April 23 2016

Sex, Love, and Second Chances for the Eternal in Shakespeare

Today we're thrilled to welcome May McGoldrick to Heroes and Heartbreakers. While a “death day” doesn't typically offer much to celebrate, today we're here to celebrate the life...