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October 14 2015

Friends to Lovers Are the Best...Unless They’re Also Roommates

After writing First Looks on Christina Lauren’s Dark Wild Night and Lauren Layne’s Blurred Lines, I began to notice a theme. Yes, I’m talking about the friends-to-lovers/roommates-to-lovers...
September 29 2015

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of September 2015

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have...
August 31 2015

First Look: Mary Balogh’s Only a Kiss (September 1, 2015)

Mary Balogh Only a Kiss (The Survivors' Club #6) Signet / September 1, 2015 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital The Survivors’ Club: Six men and one woman, injured in the Napoleonic...
August 27 2015

Summertime Is Anthology-time: Regency Anthologies Make Reading Easy!

Growing up, summer was the time to go to the library and load up on staggering piles of books. I always took as many out as the librarian would allow … and week after week, read my heart...
June 10 2015

Go with the Flow: Mary Balogh’s Passive Heroes

Before launching into a discussion of Balogh’s passive heroes, I’d like to showcase the opposite. There are many examples of Mary Balogh’s pro-active heroes—Edmund of The...
June 9 2015

First Look: Mary Balogh’s Only a Promise (June 9, 2015)

Mary Balogh Only a Promise (Survivor's Club #5) Signet / June 9, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends...
May 27 2015

June 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in June. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
May 20 2015

From Merchant Heiress to Countess: Cross-Class Romance in Mary Balogh’s Traditional Regencies, Part 2

This post is Part 2 of a two-part series exploring the cross-class romances featured in many of Mary Balogh's traditional Regency romances. For the other types of cross-class romances Balogh...
May 13 2015

Fall from Grace: Cross-Class Romance in Mary Balogh’s Traditional Regencies, Part 1

This post is Part 1 of a two-part series exploring the cross-class romances featured in many of Mary Balogh's traditional Regency romances. Part 2 will be coming soon! The cross-class romance...
April 12 2015

Short, Dark, and Handsome: Average Height Heroes in Romance Novels from Balogh, Bujold, and More!

“Tall, Dark and Handsome.” What a cliché! How boring to always have the same old, same old in our novels and films. How do you recognize the hero? He’s the tall one! The...
March 6 2015

What’s Your Friday Read?

The beautiful thing about the weekend is that it offers endless hours of reading time! Heather's reading Elle Kennedy's The Deal, while I'm tackling Mary Balogh's the Survivor's...
December 31 2014

Team H&H Recommends: Best of 2014

Every month we ask our bloggers for their best book recommendations. With the end of the year approaching, it was time to ask for the Best of 2014. You've seen Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the...
December 24 2014

25 Romances of Christmas: Holiday Romance Recommendations, Part 4

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. This is the final week where Phoebe Chase and Jennifer Proffitt...
December 18 2014

Alive and Well: Living, Happy Parental Pairs in Historical Romance from Beverley, Chase, and More!

Even in historical romance fiction, with its near mandatory promise of happily ever after for the hero and heroine and the new family they create, families that are not split by death, divorce, or abandonment...
November 21 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of November 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
October 23 2014

First Look: Mary Balogh’s Only Enchanting (October 28, 2014)

Mary Balogh Only Enchanting (Survivors’ Club #4) Signet / October 28, 2014 / $7.99 print, digital The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic...
October 15 2014

Dysfunctional Parents in Romance Novels from Robb, Quick, Walker, and More

Plenty of people joke about how dysfunctional their family is. For others, it is no joke at all, but a sad reality. Romance novels examine this issue by looking at how coming from a tough home situation...
October 1 2014

Fish Out of (Historical and Fantasy) Water

All of us have been the odd man out at some point in time. Whether it is the memory of our first day of kindergarten, or the first day at a new job, we can all relate to that weird mix of exhilaration...
September 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Mistresses and Courtesans!

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...
September 18 2014

Inspiring! Top 10 Inspirational Romances

I’ve been reading romance novels since my middle school years, but it has only been in the last five years that I’ve really become a fan of the Inspirational market. Part of that was due...
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...
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!),...
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...
July 24 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
June 30 2014

First Look: Mary Balogh’s The Escape (July 1, 2014)

Mary Balogh The Escape (Survivors' Club) Dell / July 1, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body...
Miranda Neville
June 18 2014

Separated Spouses in Historicals from Balogh, Haymore, Guhrke, and More!

Today we welcome author Miranda Neville to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Miranda's forthcoming release, Lady Windermere's Lover, has a married couple who've been apart for a year (his choice,...
May 19 2014

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Memorable Offscreen Characters from Beverley, Balogh, Eagle, and More!

One of the fascinating aspects of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca is how alive and present the title character is, even though she's dead and the story's narrator never met her. Her remembered...
May 9 2014

These Mothers Will Go Down in History: Moms in Historical Romances by Roberts, Balogh, Heyer and More!

Whether married or widowed, rich or poor, mothers in historical novels are an interesting lot. Most of them wield influence within their family circle but they do not have the external power of a father...
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...
April 14 2014

Shakespeare in Love: Romance Novels and the Bard

April 23, 2014, will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and Shakespeare lovers around the globe will be celebrating the occasion throughout the month of April with lectures,...