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maggieboyd66
September 9 2014

Heroines to Die for from Armstrong, Howard, Robb and More!

Framing a love story around characters with a dark past is a challenge. The angst the character deals with internally often causes the story to take a morose twist that makes the believability of a...
darlenemarshall
July 31 2014

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs: Reviewing the Black Moment from Balogh, Howard, Phillips, and More!

Ah, despair! We all love a funny romance with rakish pirates, but every now and then we want an author to rip out our heart and stomp all over it with pointy little stilettos. When you read any...
teamhandh
July 25 2014

Trope of the Month: Time Travel Romances

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...
LaurieGold
July 10 2014

Justify My Love: The 12 Best ’90s Romance Novels

The ten best romances of the 1990s...who can possibly say? Should I choose one book per year? How about titles with tons of buzz for what now seems just a moment in time (The Lover by Robin...
darlenemarshall
July 3 2014

I Melt with You: Top 10 ’80s Romances

Ah, the '80s! A decade of big hair, Miami Vice, MTV, Duran Duran, shoulders padded out to there, and an explosion of over-the-top, lush, blooming romances that came to be known as bodice rippers. That...
jennyb845
January 30 2014

Keeping You in...: Top 10 Romantic Suspense Novels You Should Read

Romantic Suspense is a tricky genre, requiring a perfect balance between its two main elements. If the plot is too heavy on the suspense, romance readers are bound to be disappointed because we love...
teamhandh
December 26 2013

January 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

Falling Prey to Linda Howard’s Montana

We’re reading our way across America…one romance at a time. Montana: Prey by Linda Howard This 41st state to join the Union is something of a mystery to me. Oh sure, it’s...
Torifl
October 29 2013

Legion of Alpha Jerks: Can Every Hero Be Redeemed?

The alpha jerk appeals to many women because we instinctively love a challenge—can we be the one that thaws the block of ice that surrounds his heart? Will he let go of his issues and let us heal...
Scarlettleigh
September 18 2013

Be in the Now: Top 10 Contemporary Romance Novels You Should Read

Back in July, Megan Frampton wrote about The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion). Since I read mainly contemporary books, I am weighing in with 10 Contemporary Novels You Should...
CutMyTeethOnKleypas
September 10 2013

Neither Comfy Nor Cozy: Bathrobes in Romance Novels

How often do we have to read a specific detail in our romances before we consider it a cliché, a trend, or a trope? What if it’s a very minor detail that pops up more than once or twice?...
Scarlettleigh
July 25 2013

Kinder Doesn’t Mean Less Sexy: Best Beta Heroes in Romance

Do you think that everyone falls in love with Alpha heroes? I know that when I first starting reading romance, I had a compulsive need for stories featuring heroes who just oozed machismo and dominance....
LaurieGold
June 12 2013

Mooning Over June’s Digital Reissues

This month, readers will find all manner of digital reissues. First up, Heart of the West, a western historical from Penelope Williams, followed by Patricia Gaffney’s Victorian series, the Wyckerly...
HeatherMassey
June 7 2013

Have Tech, Will Travel: Big List of Tech-Based Time Travel Romances

There are two general modes of travel in time travel romances: magic/paranormal (e.g., magic amulet; portal) and scientific devices (e.g., time machine). As a fan of science fiction romance, I gravitate...
redline_
April 28 2013

Trope of the Month: Boss-Assistant

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...
redline_
March 30 2013

Trope of the Month: Ugly Duckling

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
October 29 2012

Stormy Weather Makes for Stormy Lovin’ (in Romance Novels!)

Oh the weather outside…. While waiting in line for batteries, bread and toilet paper to face the coming Franken-tropical-storm-Sandy, I thought, hey, I should get some appropriate reading...
teamhandh
October 3 2012

November 2012 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in November. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got...
Dolly_Sickles
September 28 2012

“As You Wish”: Great Lines in Movies and Romance Novels

When I was a kid, my mother and I had the regular habit of going to Sunday matinees after church. Then when I was in college, I worked at a video store during summer and holiday breaks, as did my husband....
Brie.Clem
August 2 2012

Top 5 Sex Scenes in Contemporary Romance from Howard, Hart, Crusie, and More!

When I think of contemporary romance, sex isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. To me, this is a genre filled with passion, but its sex scenes tend to blend together. Don’t get me wrong,...
LaurieGold
July 17 2012

He Gives Good Grovel: Jill Barnett’s Bewitching

My husband and I have been watching some old films from the black and white era recently. The first was Without Love, starring Spencer Tracy as Pat Jamieson, a scientist during WWII who finagles...
jenniferprobst
June 20 2012

Author Jennifer Probst on Complete Opposites in Romance

Today we welcome Jennifer Probst to Heroes and Heartbreakers to discuss the very real adage that “opposites attract.” Jennifer’s The Marriage Bargain has taken readers by storm, landing...
cmorgan
June 3 2012

In the Kitchen, with The Candlestick: The Romance Virgin Reads Romantic Suspense

Once more into the breach dear friends, once more; or we will clog the walls with…dead women?  It’s been a while, but I’m back, and I’m continuing my Romance education. This time around...
Dolly_Sickles
May 5 2012

Authors Linda Howard and Susan Andersen Write the Upside of Abusive Stalkers

It’s strange to think there may be an upside to having an abusive stalker, but if you’re a heroine in a romance novel, you can count on it as fact. And two of the best bright-side-of-stalking stories...
JoannaNovins
March 15 2012

Do Clothes Make the Man? Dyson, Raylan, and Devil’s Cub

Television series are like visual Cliff Notes when it comes to romance.  In the span of a half hour or an hour, each episode must hit emotional high notes that romance novel builds up to in 300+...
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...
KellyFaircloth
October 2 2011

Revisiting Linda Howard’s Son of Morning: Academic Chick Gets Streetwise, and a Hot Medieval Guy

Linda Howard’s Son of the Morning is a lot of things: romantic suspense, time-travel adventure, paranormal. But mostly, it’s the story of one woman’s transformation from innocent academic to street-smart...
Myretta
September 12 2011

Squick or Squee? Kissing Cousins

In Linda Howard’s Shades of Twilight, Webb Tallant marries not one but two of his second cousins (not at the same time). This book, published in 1996, takes place in present-day (or 1996-day) Alabama...
KellyFaircloth
July 9 2011

Changing the Lightbulb, and Other Adorably Mundane Rescues

Romances are full of heroes who bail their lady-loves out of unimaginably tough situations: kidnapping, evil guardians, villainous fiancés, dire financial straights. But while a SEAL rescue is...
Torifl
June 26 2011

You Can’t Go Home Again: Rereading Past Favorites

As I’m sure some of you know, I’m an avid reader. No genre is safe (except Westerns, but I’m trying to overcome that). For over a year I searched for a book I had read when I was younger....