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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
April 8 2015

Romance News Roundup: Lisa Kleypas and Julia London Deals!

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: Lisa Kleypas's Wallflowers...
willaful
March 21 2015

Keep Your Enemies Closer: Best Enemies and Frenemies in Series Romance

A common scene in romance: the hero introduces his new love to his friends and their heroines from previous books. There is immediate bonding, and sympathy for whatever the new heroine has endured....
PhoebeChase
March 6 2015

Change Is Good: Top 5 Reformed Playboys from Day, Kleypas, Phillips, and More!

Source: supagirl.tumblr.com   One of the reasons I love Jane the Virgin is our hero, Rafael Solano, and his status as a reformed...
teamhandh
February 23 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Contemporary 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!...
teamhandh
February 13 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 1: Contemporary 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!...
JenniferProffitt
February 10 2015

Romance News Roundup: Jamie Dornan Accents, Lisa Kleypas Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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. —When you think Fifty Shades...
MFrampton
January 8 2015

Throwback Thursday: Who Was Your First Imperfect Hero?

Lisa Kleypas's Dreaming of You introduced the now iconic romance hero Derek Craven, about whom his heroine Sara Fielding thinks: He was so far from the gallant knights in her romantic fantasies...
teamhandh
December 19 2014

Romance News Roundup: Tom Hiddleston Singing, Outlander Clip, Kleypas and Milan Deals, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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. —Do you remember the Internet...
PhoebeChase
December 17 2014

25 Romances of Christmas: Holiday Romance Recommendations, Part 3

While the holidays are creeping in, it might be just the time to start in on that list—the books on your To Be Read list, that is. Over the next few weeks Phoebe Chase and Jennifer Proffitt will...
teamhandh
December 16 2014

Romance News Roundup: Jane Austen, Dane and Hoyt Deals, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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. —Happy birthday, Jane Austen!...
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....
JenniferProffitt
December 12 2014

25 Romances of Christmas: Holiday Romance Recommendations, Part 2

While the holidays are creeping in, it might be just the time to start in on that list—the books on your To Be Read list, that is. Over the next few weeks Phoebe Chase and Jennifer Proffitt will...
teamhandh
December 5 2014

Cover Alert: Lisa Kleypas’s Joe Travis Book Brown-Eyed Girl!

Lisa Kleypas has posted the cover for next summer's Brown-Eyed Girl, the long-awaited Joe Travis book, on her Facebook page. Here's the official description for the new Travis Family story: Avery...
JaneKriel
December 5 2014

Keeping it in the Family: Romantic Stepsiblings from Clueless, Glines, Desrochers, and More!

For the uninitiated, the stepsibling trope involves illicit romance between stepsiblings. What could be more dramatic and angst ridden then two unrelated teenagers forced to fight their hormonal urges...
teamhandh
December 4 2014

Romance News Roundup: Lisa Kleypas, Outlander Deleted Scene, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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: Lisa Kleypas's...
teamhandh
November 25 2014

Mr. Grey, Travis Family, Thor, and More: Gifts for Your Singular Reading Tastes

This time of year, it's not unusual for people to gift and receive self-help books, or to listen to music that they wish was the soundtrack for their lives. Sure, those kinds of things are fine,...
JenniferProffitt
October 31 2014

Trope of the Month: Villains to Heroes

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...
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...
maggieboyd66
October 21 2014

Boo! Here’s Your Match!: Spooktacular Matchmakers in Romance

The times, they are a-changin’. But in one crucial way they are still the same—in order to reach your HEA you have to first meet your Mister or Ms. Right. In real life the most popular ways...
JessicaMoro
October 18 2014

The Ties that Bind: Siblings in Romance Novels from Ashley, Roberts, Andre, and More!

Coming from a large family, I always enjoy reading romance books that also feature sibling relationships. Protectors, confidantes, and allies all rolled into one, your siblings can prove to be your...
willaful
September 16 2014

5 Classic Secondary Couples from SEP, Kleypas, Brockmann, and More!

Secondary couples are often an opportunity for authors to take interesting risks; consequently, they're sometimes more memorable than the primary couple. Here are five secondary couples that have...
Scarlettleigh
September 3 2014

Sweet Sacrifice: Heroic Sacrifices from Kleypas, O’Keefe, Phillips, and More!

This past spring, I talked about heroines that made sacrifices for their family in What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More so it only seemed fair that I chat about the...
Janga
September 2 2014

Meant for Each Other: Top 10 Couples in Historical Romance

If I say that I just did a quick tally of the historical romance keepers on one of my eight overflowing bookshelves and counted 180, you will have some idea of how daunting I found the task of selecting...
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...
RachelHyland
July 7 2014

You Bet Your Love: Gambling in Historical Romance

Whist. Vingt et un. Hazard and Loo and Faro and Piquet. If you have ever read a historical, and certainly one set in London between, say, the two Queens Elizabeth, then chances are you have come across...
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....
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...