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MFrampton
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'...
WendyCrutcher
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....
AlexisHall
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...
AlexisHall
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...
WendyCrutcher
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...
ldosch
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...
scarlettleigh
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...
JanetW
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...
WendyCrutcher
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,...
TinaAllen
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...
teamhandh
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...
BrittanyMelson
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....
VictoriaJanssen
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....
WendyCrutcher
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....
WendyCrutcher
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...
SarahAnderson
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...
SarahAnderson
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...
KateNagy
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,...
WendyCrutcher
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...
WendyCrutcher
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”...
teamhandh
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...
VictoriaJanssen
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...
Brie.Clem
April 13 2012

Oh No He Didn’t!: The Cheating Hero

A cheating hero—is this really a controversial subject? Or do we all pretty much agree that a cheating hero is a deal breaker when it comes to romance novels? We don’t need Tiger Woods or...
VictoriaJanssen
March 28 2012

Fresh Meat: Christine Merrill’s Lady Drusilla’s Road to Ruin (April 3, 2012)

Christine Merrill Lady Drusilla’s Road to Ruin Harlequin/Apr. 3, 2012/$6.25 print, $4.79 digital  Considered a spinster, Lady Drusilla Rudney has only one role in life: to chaperone...
VictoriaJanssen
March 11 2012

Fresh Meat: Portia Da Costa’s In the Flesh (March 20, 2012)

Portia Da Costa In the Flesh HQN/Mar. 20, 2012/ $7.99 print, $6.39 digital Society already believes she’s a scarlet woman. Why not become one? Posing nude to appease her now ex-fiancé...
teamhandh
January 31 2012

Best of January 2012: Family, Bros, and Faults

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...
ChelseaMueller
December 14 2011

Modern Fairy Tales with Royal House of Shadows: Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen, and Nalini Singh

Fairy tales are finding their ways back into our lives as adults. Much of the H&H Team is obsessed with either Grimm or Once Upon A Time (I fall in the former category), we’re excited for the...
Janga
December 8 2011

Christmas in Category Romance: Sappy, Sweet, and Perfect

I’m no cynic during any season, but Christmas, a holiday that is steeped in faith, family, and tradition for me, brings out the sentimentalist that I work at keeping under control, with varying degrees...
Janga
October 12 2011

Stuck in the Middle with You: Cabin Romances

I recently read Janice Kay Johnson’s All That Remains (Harlequin Superromance #1736), which was just released. The heavily pregnant heroine is caught in a flash flood and finds sanctuary in the attic...
Janga
October 4 2011

Favorite Category Romances Spanning Three Decades: Seidel, Roberts, Korbel, and Others!

I’ve read category romances since Harlequin had a single imprint and writers such as Essie Summers, Mary Burchell, and Sara Seale topped my list of favorite authors. I can remember how exciting it...