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TanyaLK
April 8 2015

The Sisterhood of Spinsterhood: 8 Firmly On-the-Shelf Romance Heroines from Austen, Hoyt, Kleypas, and More!

Spinster (noun): A woman beyond the typical age of marrying with little likelihood to do so. A crueler name disguised in polite society could not have been created for our historical romance heroines....
HeatherWaters
March 23 2015

Romance News Roundup: The Bridgertons and Pretty Woman!

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. —Julia Quinn's Bridgertons series turns...
JenniferProffitt
March 23 2015

What Do You Do When You Realize You’re Reading Out of Order?

Sometimes we read books out of order: I'll leave you time to recover from the shock that brings to some readers. It just can't be helped—especially in the days before we could obsessively...
HeatherWaters
March 18 2015

Romance News Roundup: Sleepy Hollow Renewed for Season 3 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. —Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for a third...
Janga
March 12 2015

5 Favorite Families in Historical Romance from James, Chase, Quinn, and More!

When Julia Quinn announced that her next book will be a return to the Bridgertons, much discussion ensued among a group of online friends with some cheering for more Bridgerton books and speculating...
teamhandh
March 2 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 3: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
teamhandh
February 23 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
teamhandh
February 13 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 1: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
HeatherWaters
February 3 2015

Romance News Roundup: Magic Mike Poster & Susan Elizabeth Phillips Deal

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. —The Magic Mike: XXL movie poster is here....
BizJaust
January 19 2015

First Look: Julia Quinn’s The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (January 27, 2015)

Julia Quinn The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy Avon / January 27, 2015 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be...
MayaRodale
January 8 2015

Happily Ever After...Eventually: 4 Ways Weddings in Romance Can Go Wrong from Gibson, Phillips, and More!

Today we're delighted to be joined by author Maya Rodale, who is one-fourth of the authors contributing to At the Billionaire's Wedding, a contemporary set during a wedding where people end...
TanyaLK
December 16 2014

Happy V-Day!: Virgin Heroines from Kenyon, Quinn, and More!

Honestly, I’m a sucker for the virgin heroine. When done well, there’s something about the Dance of the Deflower that draws me in and keeps me captive through the night until I have my HEA....
MeganMulry
December 9 2014

Getting Off on the Wrong Foot: Meet-Not-Cutes in Romance Novels from Yates, Neville, and More!

Today we're joined by author Megan Mulry, whose Roulette was released last week. Roulette has a heroine who is struggling to live a normal life, given that she is descended from two very famous...
teamhandh
December 3 2014

What the Heart Wants: Winter 2014/2015’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

December | January | February | Printable Version Even the most avid romance fan has trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year....
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...
mandacollins
August 11 2014

Not Quite a Duke: In Praise of Younger Sons

Today we're joined by author Manda Collins, whose Why Lords Lose Their Hearts has just been released. Manda's book has a hero who is heroic, certainly (especially in the eyes of the heroine!),...
JenniferProffitt
July 24 2014

I Spy the Prince Regent: Historical Spies from Bradley, Galen, Quinn, and More!

Like many readers, historical romances were among the first romances I read, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized that among my favorite tropes of the subgenre (marriage of convenience,...
JenniferProffitt
May 16 2014

Trope of the Month: Childhood Sweethearts!

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...
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...
willaful
April 21 2014

Love in Disguise: The Complications of Disguise Plots in Romance

“In a life singular for its lack of attachments, to become obsessed with two women at once was lunacy.” —Connie Brockway, All Through the Night “There was no graceful...
MayaRodale
March 26 2014

The Lovely Bloom of the Wallflower from Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, and More!

Today we're joined by Maya Rodale, whose Wallflower Gone Wild is out now! The book is the second in Maya's Wallflower series, and features a heroine who is a wallflower—with a dreadful...
Janga
March 5 2014

Made in America: American Heroines and Heroes in English-Set Historical Romances

For well over four decades, authors of historical romance novels have found that the conflict between American and British cultures adds interesting layers to the relationship between the hero and the...
MFrampton
December 14 2013

Waistcoat Ripper: When Heroines Rape the Hero in Romance

Back when calling a romance a “bodice-ripper” was actually accurate, rape was often an element in the unfolding of the romance between the hero and heroine. In those books, the hero—a...
Janga
November 7 2013

Addicted to Love: Anticipating Series Books from Beverley, Kleypas, Roberts, and More!

My name is Janga, and I’m a series addict. The habit goes back to childhood when my favorite fictional characters—Jo March, Anne Shirley, and Betsy Ray—were featured in series that...
CherylSneed
October 21 2013

First Look: Julia Quinn’s The Sum of All Kisses (October 29, 2013)

Julia Quinn The Sum of All Kisses Avon / October 29, 2013 / $7.99 print, $6.84 digital Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been...
teamhandh
October 5 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Regency Romance Writer?

Recently, our 10 Regency Romances You Should Read sparked a conversation about what actually defines a Regency. The question would seem pretty straight forward but then you have authors like Jane Austen,...
Myretta
October 1 2013

10 Regency Romances You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

To follow Megan's example, I have chosen ten seminal Regency Romances for you. These are not my top ten best Regencies but books that have had an impact on the genre. In fact, if I were trying to...
teamhandh
September 26 2013

October 2013 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in October. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
CharliMac
July 13 2013

If the Shoe Fits: Cinderella Tales

Cinderella may have been the first maid to snatch up a rich and royal husband, but she certainly wasn’t the last. Ever since that famous fairytale, little girls have been searching for Prince...
MFrampton
July 3 2013

The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Romance readers agree on only one thing: Each romance novel should have a Happily Ever After. For more of what is required, take a look at What Rules are in the Romance Novel Covenant? We've...