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JenniferProffitt
August 26 2015

Expectations vs. Reality: The Struggles of Being Friends with Non-Romance Readers

We've all been there and dealt with it. If we're at all “out” about being a romance reader, then we've heard it all before—especially when we're the only romance...
Scarlettleigh
August 20 2015

First Look: Kristan Higgins’s If You Only Knew (August 25, 2015)

Kristan Higgins If You Only Knew  Harlequin / August 25, 2015 / $14.95 print, $8.99 digital The drama, hilarity and tears of sisterhood are at the heart of the thoroughly captivating...
HeatherWaters
August 17 2015

Romance News Roundup: Sherrilyn Kenyon Cover, Kristan Higgins in PW, 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. —Sherrilyn Kenyon has shared the cover...
EmmaCaneAuthor
April 29 2015

Small Towns and Romance Novels: The Perfect Fit!

Today we're thrilled to have Emma Cane on the site. Emma's latest book, Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch came out yesterday. Emma's books take place in small towns and her newest heroine...
HeatherWaters
February 4 2015

Romance News Roundup: Kristan Higgins Deal, Daredevil Trailer, 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: Marie Ferrarella's...
Scarlettleigh
December 9 2014

Riches to Rags: Heroines Who Hit Rock Bottom from Gibson, Phillips, Higgins, and More!

Glory Days—we’ve either lived them or observed other people living them. That magical time where you are the king or queen of the world.  The fame, the power, the influence, the adulation...
willaful
December 3 2014

Top 5 Good “Other Women” from Mayberry, Beverley, and More!

The Evil Other Woman is a romance staple, although these days we're might be more likely to run into the Superfluous Other Woman—throwaway characters the hero never cared about and only used...
Scarlettleigh
October 23 2014

It’s the Little Things: Small, Sweet Gestures in Romance Novels from Reavis, Mann, Higgins, and Lacey

A couple of months ago, Janga talked about grand gestures in her blog, So Romantic: Favorite Grand Gestures in Romance Fiction where she stated: First, it must be something that is...
teamhandh
September 8 2014

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

September | October | November | Printable Version Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the amazing content...
Scarlettleigh
August 6 2014

Dog Daze: Working Dogs in Romance Novels from Ayres, Kantra, and More!

I am no stranger to perusing books because of dogs on the cover, or because canines are mentioned in the blurb. I discussed it in an H&H post, Must Love Dogs (and Cats): Animals in Romance...
teamhandh
July 23 2014

August 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
Myretta
July 6 2014

Going to the Dogs in Kristan Higgins’s Romance Novels

**Spoiler Alert: This post may contain some spoilers about Kristan Higgins's books and some of the very cute companions within.** Sometimes you pick up a book with a dog on the cover and think,...
Scarlettleigh
May 27 2014

Second Chances at First Loves from Higgins, Andersen, Dahl and More!

Over the next couple of weeks, the skies will be filled with mortarboards as millions of students graduate from high school and college. After years of hard work and dedication (for most), their dreams...
Scarlettleigh
May 22 2014

Melting, Branding, Toe-Curling: The Top 10 Kisses in Contemporary Romance Novels

Kisses—kisses that make your toes curl, and your body hum. They can turn your bones turn to water, and make your heart rejoice. Sometimes they are the appetizer and sometimes they are the dessert....
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...
Scarlettleigh
April 15 2014

What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More

Recently in my post about family ties in romance, I talked about the impact of families, or lack thereof, on the heroine and hero. Basically, they—the hero and heroine—were either the recipient...
Myretta
March 17 2014

Behind Closed Doors: The Romance of Kristan Higgins’s Fade-to-Black Scenes

Sexy doesn't necessarily have to include explicit sex. In my opinion, some of the sexiest writing in modern romance occurs before and after the actual act. No one does this better than Kristan...
Scarlettleigh
March 12 2014

First Look: Kristan Higgins’s Waiting on You (March 25, 2014)

Kristan Higgins Waiting on You (Blue Heron) Harlequin HQN / March 25, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself....
teamhandh
February 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Fake It ’Til You Make Out (or, Faux Lovers)

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...
teamhandh
February 19 2014

March 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
Scarlettleigh
January 22 2014

Love and Laughter: Humor in Romance

Writing a post on the most humorous characters in romance should be easy peasy, right? I thought so, since there is nothing that I love better than a book that makes me laugh. But figuring out what...
teamhandh
January 22 2014

February 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in February. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got...
Scarlettleigh
January 17 2014

Good As It Gets: Nice Guy Heroes from Carr, Mayberry, Gibson, and More!

Heroes come in all sorts of different varieties from tortured, Alpha, Beta, wild and dangerous, to just all around nice guy. The journey of the tortured hero’s growth as the author peels back...
Scarlettleigh
January 9 2014

Must Love Dogs (and Cats): Animals in Romance Novels

While Heroes and Heartbreakers have covered tropes in many forms, there's one that hasn't yet been covered—and also one I find irresistible—which is incorporating animals into the...
JenniferProffitt
December 2 2013

The Height of Passion: Tall Heroines in Romance

In romance, as in many things, a woman’s appeal is based on her contrasts to her male counterparts. A hero might notice that a heroine’s skin was so soft in comparison to the rough pads...
Myretta
October 29 2013

First Look: Kristan Higgins’s The Perfect Match (October 29, 2013)

Kristan Higgins The Perfect Match  Harlequin HQN / October 29, 2013 / $4.79 print, $6.15 digital What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been...
Scarlettleigh
September 7 2013

Working-Class Heroines are Something to See: Blue-Collar Heroines

After writing about Blue-Collar Heroes, it was natural to consider the other side of the equation—blue-collar heroines. Marrying up is so common there is a word for it—hypergamy—so...
teamhandh
August 31 2013

Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Blue Collar Hero?

Recently, we ran an article about Blue Collar Heroes. We think it shows that while billionaires are still going strong, the working man still very much has the appeal. You all gave some great examples...
Scarlettleigh
August 29 2013

Blue Collar Heroes from Seidel, Higgins, Carr, and More!

No one grows up dreaming of living on the edge of poverty and worrying about bills. That's likely why romance novels are filled with wealthy, well-to-do heroes like business owners, attorneys, pro...
Scarlettleigh
May 3 2013

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Small Town Romance

Until some friends commented on my book choices, I didn't realize I could be seen as an expert on “small town romances.” Up to this point I had never thought of the books I read as so...