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September 26 2016

World Traveler: Not-Your-Usual Historical Best Bets for September 2016

What “unusual” historicals should you be reading this month?  With the kids now hustled back to school (and parents everywhere rejoicing), September’s enticing crop of...
September 19 2016

First Look: Tiffany Reisz’s Her Halloween Treat (September 20, 2016)

Tiffany Reisz Her Halloween Treat (Men at Work #1) Harlequin Blaze / September 20, 2016 / $5.50 print, $4.49 digital When Joey Silvia shows up at her boyfriend (of two years!) doorstep,...
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...
July 14 2016

Bringing It Back: The Subtle Twists of Michelle Smart

Being a category romance reader can be a bit of a double-bind. On the one hand, the whole point of category lines is that you know basically what you're getting. For example, my two favorite...
Nicola R. White
May 11 2016

Real or Not Real?: Romance Novel Titles You’ll Never Guess

Since the first Harlequin romance novel was published in the '40s (The Manatee by Nancy Bruff—and yes, that's the real title), the romance publishing giant has become known for...
November 10 2015

Romance News: Bargains for All from Janet Chapman, Laurelin Paige, and More

Welcome 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. —Deal Alert #1: Janet Chapman's holiday...
May 28 2015

Romance News Roundup: Harlequin’s Whatever You’re Into, Lauren Dane & Alison Kent Deals, and More!

Welcome 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. —You may have seen videos like this one...
March 19 2015

Romance News Roundup: Harlequins and Paper Towns!

Welcome 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. —Deal Alert #1: Janice Maynard's Kavanaghs...
July 17 2014

Throwback Thursday: Your First Harlequin Romance?

It's rare, if not impossible, to find a romance reader who hasn't read at least one romance published by Harlequin. Many of our first romance reads were Harlequins, stolen from our mothers'...
December 17 2013

First Look: Maisey Yates’s Forged in the Desert Heat (January 1, 2014)

Maisey Yates Forged in the Desert Heat Harlequin / January 1, 2014 / $4.99 print & digital The Gypsy Sheikh, betrayer, modern-day marauder—Zafar Nejem has been called many things....
November 12 2013

Power Dynamics in Category Romance: Reading Susan Napier’s Mistress of Deception (Napier Binge Part 2)

This is the second part of my accidental Susan Napier binge (read Part 1 here), which was itself part of a wider attempt to get some sort of handle on category romance. And the truth is, when I picked...
November 8 2013

Do You Take Checks?: Reading Susan Napier’s Mistress of the Groom, Part 1

I recently made a slightly doomed attempt to get into category romance. The ‘doomed’ part of the endeavour was my own fault because my research was basically on par with the sort of background...
October 31 2013

First Look: Sarah M. Anderson’s Expecting a Bolton Baby (November 1, 2013)

Sarah M. Anderson Expecting a Bolton Baby Harlequin / November 1, 2013 / $5.25 print, $4.99 digital In this Bolton Brothers book, first comes the baby…and maybe then comes marriage?  He'd...
July 29 2013

First Look: Cynthia Eden’s Sharpshooter (July 30, 2013)

Cynthia Eden Sharpshooter Harlequin Intrigue / July 30, 2013 / $5.50 print, $4.99 digital Two years ago Gunner Ortez saved Sydney Sloan's life on a mission gone wrong. And ever since...
April 18 2013

More Than One Good Reason: What Makes Sarah Mayberry So Good?

In the same manner that Jerry McGuire had Dorothy Boyd at “hello,” Sarah Mayberry had me with her Superromance release The Best Laid Plans. Each subsequent story have confirmed my passion...
March 11 2013

First Look: Maisey Yates’s Heir to a Desert Legacy (March 19, 2013)

Maisey Yates Heir to a Desert Legacy Harlequin / March 19, 2013 / $4.99 print, $3.82 digital Thrust reluctantly to the throne, Sheikh Sayid is shocked to discover a child who is his country's...
December 25 2012

Unwrapping Presents: Falling in Love with Harlequin Presents

I’m not above admitting when I’m wrong.  When I rediscovered the romance genre in my early 20s I justified this burgeoning, newfound flirtation by dismissing category romance: “Yes,...
December 20 2012

Who Put That Category Romance into My Romance Novel?

If romance readers admit to having a guilty pleasure, it’s not so much about the genre we choose to read, but the tropes within the genre: Secretly loving alpha men with their monosyllabic commands...
November 14 2012

November 2012 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Marriages of Convenience, Babies, and Small Towns

At the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing...
November 5 2012

Keeping Tiny Secrets: The Secret Baby Trope

I am a fan of the Secret Baby trope; if the synopsis of a love story includes even a veiled reference to a secret baby, I feel compelled to read it. I love the forced intimacy caused by sharing a child....
September 29 2012

First Look: Janice Kay Johnson’s No Matter What (October 1, 2012)

Janice Kay Johnson No Matter What Harlequin / October 1, 2012 / $5.50 print, $3.99 digital As a high school vice principal, Molly Callahan is used to being the one with all the solutions....
September 26 2012

The Not-So-Simple Genius Of HelenKay Dimon’s Intrigues

As much as I love category romance, there are just certain lines within the Harlequin universe that are harder sells for me. Generally speaking, it tends to be any line that involves romantic suspense....
September 4 2012

Bookshelf Babes and Hardcover Heroes: Favorite Librarians in Romance

It is not the easiest thing to suspend disbelief when a romance deals with an aspect of your life that you have intimate, day-to-day knowledge about. I know more than one lawyer who simply cannot read...
August 29 2012

Author Sarah Anderson on Names for the Vagina

We're thrilled to welcome author Sarah Anderson back to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Sarah had a memorable post on the variety of terms authors use for the penis, but we knew she was only telling half...
July 17 2012

Author Sarah Anderson on a Penis by Any Other Name...

So many men, so little time: Today we welcome author Sarah Anderson to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sarah’s A Man of Privilege was released just a few weeks ago, and then in September, she’ll...
July 13 2012

Genre Experiment: H&H Blogger Kate Nagy Reads Molly O’Keefe

H&H’s bloggers are all avid readers, of course, and each has their favorite genre. So, of course, we challenged them to read outside of their favorite genre—to read a book, in fact,...
May 20 2012

Second Time Around: Barbara Delinsky’s The Forever Instinct

I tend to get my feathers ruffled by readers who like to slap the “golden age” label on any one area of romance fiction. First, it implies that all the books published “back then” were fantastic...
May 12 2012

Converting Your Mom to Romance: A Test Study

I’ll admit I’ve always been a little envious of those romance readers who admit they got hooked on the genre because they found that ubiquitous “grocery bag full of Harlequins”...
April 30 2012

April 2012 Recommendations: Suspense, Zombie Vampires, and The Fifty Shades Legacy

At the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve...
April 23 2012

First Look: Kayla Perrin’s Always In My Heart (May 2012)

Kayla Perrin Always in My Heart Harlequin / May 2012 / $6.25 print, $5.09 digital The oldest of three adopted daughters, Callie Hart has always loved being the protector of the family. But now...