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April 25 2017

What’s the Shortest It’s Taken for a Series to “Click” for You?

Sometimes it takes as little as two words—like, Beards and Bondage—for you to realize a series seems made for you. Other times it takes a few books for it to sneak up on you and make you...
April 19 2017

What Book Did You Have Trouble Convincing Others to Read?

We all have books we love, but sometimes the concept can be hard to persuade our friends on. For one person, you may know a book you just read will be a slam dunk, but for one reason or another...
April 13 2017

How Often Do You Read Non-Romance?

Monthly book club? Weekend read? Are romances just your treat and non-romance is your main genre? It can differ month-to-month and year-to-year, but many of us take a break from romance from time...
April 11 2017

Do You Insert Yourself into the Story?

When we were discussing lesbian romance, commenters got into a conversation about how much readers put themselves into the story. Do you look for a carbon copy of yourself amongst the pages of...
April 10 2017

Do You Have Rules When You Loan a Book?

When you loan out a book, it's with the idea that the person you are loaning it to will enjoy it. However, there's another unwritten expectation—that they'll also take care of...
April 5 2017

What Is Your Ideal Romance Vibe?

A slow burn with a sweet love? Dirty talk with angsty appeal? Light-hearted but steamy? The combinations of what a romance can “feel” like go on and on, but today I want to know your...
April 3 2017

Will You Do Any Romance Spring Cleaning?

Spring feels like it has official sprung and so that means Spring cleaning! We read so much in a given month that sometimes our TBR piles begin to look a little dusty and cluttered with types of...
March 29 2017

What Was the Last Book You Shouldn’t Have Liked But Did?

We all have the tropes, types of characters, and subplots that we don't like, and it takes a very special and compelling argument to get us to give a book that includes some (or all) of these...
March 14 2017

How Does Reading Improve Your Health?

Over the years many of us have found reading as a good escape for the woes of life. But could it could be good for your health too? In a recent article on Bustle, the 5 proven ways reading can improve...
March 13 2017

What’s the Weirdest Place You’ve Ever Finished a Book?

Last week you had us rolling on the floor with your stories of inappropriate places you've read a romance or sex scene. Today, we're furthering our ask. Sometimes when you get to the end...
March 9 2017

What Book Do You Compare All Other Books To?

“I'm looking for a book as good as...” “Nothing compares to...” “Something like _______, but even better...” The search for a book that is even...
March 8 2017

What Are Your Thoughts on Kids in Romance?

Secret babies. Single dads. Kids-as-matchmakers. Children, for many, are part of beloved tropes. Once upon a time, an integral part of many a happily-ever-after involved children—or the prospect...
March 3 2017

What’s the Most Inappropriate Place You’ve Read a Sex Scene?

Sometimes it's hard to stop reading a book, even when it's not the most appropriate place to be reading...especially those sex scenes!  What the most inappropriate place you've...
February 24 2017

Do Certain Genres Demand a Physical Book?

I've recently been going through a genre-slump. I have found plenty of books that I love, but realized that my first romance love—historical—had been severely lacking recently. I realized...
February 21 2017

What Sort of Reading Month Did You Have?

February is always the shortest month of the year, which means you either don't get as much reading done as you'd like or your month ends up being jam-packed with great reads.  What...
February 13 2017

What Book Have You Put Off Reading and Why?

There are many classics I have put off reading because I know it'll tear me apart. Much like TV shows and movies, that I can only watch once (I'm looking at you, The Notebook), there are...
February 9 2017

Do You Read More or Less When You Have a Day Off?

For many people on the East Coast of the US today, they are tucked in at home with their families as a major winter storm takes over region. For some it means a relaxing day as everyone entertains...
January 31 2017

Is Your Keeper Shelf Vastly Different from Your Current Reading Pattern?

It wasn't until a recent conversation with a friend that I realized the books I kept on my keeper shelf were no longer what I was reading currently. I had shifted heat level and subgenre quite...
January 27 2017

Have You Ever Converted Someone to Romance?

Since we are romance readers, we love to spread the love. And nothing says “the gift that keeps on giving” quite like converting someone to romance. Have you ever been able to get a...
January 12 2017

What Is Your Most Anticipated Book of 2017?

2017 is set up to be a pretty big year in the romance genre. Many series are finishing, many more are just starting up.  What books are you looking forward to this year? Why are you excited?...
January 9 2017

Do You Think of Books as Luxury Products?

While listening to an XOXO After Dark Cast the other day, one of the editors on the podcast mentioned that books are considered a luxury good. What do you think of this idea? Do you agree? Do you...
January 3 2017

How Many Books Do You Want to Read in 2017?

Half a million people have already made the pledge on GoodReads for how many books they want to read in 2017. Have you? If not, how many books do you think you'll read in 2017? Do you tend to estimate...
December 2 2016

How Flawed Is Too Flawed?

Recently, members of Team H&H got in an argument healthy discussion, about flawed characters. It's something that many authors have to walk the fine line with—to the point that it...
November 25 2016

In Defense of Breaking Spines

We’re not monsters. We’re not bad people.We’re not book hating anarchists. We’re your friends, your neighbors, your sisters and spouses. We work next to you, come to your...
November 22 2016

6 Excuses to Help You Sneak Away to Read This Thanksgiving

The holidays are nigh upon us and while it's great to be around family, sometimes all we want to do is relax, unwind, and read! With family underfoot, that can be a little hard to do. For your...
November 21 2016

Realism in Romance—Do We Need It?

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome Jamie Beck (Worth the Risk). Many people read to escape life, but there's something to be said for injecting a bit of realism into fiction....
November 18 2016

Prologues: Yay or Nay?

Prologues can be a great start to a novel. They set up some of the back story without bogging down the narrative, they give you a bit of history to the characters...and sometimes they can be a...
November 17 2016

If I Read One More...

We all love a trend. Sometimes it can spawn a new slew of really great books and other times, well, one too many people have hopped on the band wagon. If this sounds at all familiar, fill in the...
November 16 2016

5 Books from 2016 That Will Get You Through the Rest of the Year

2016 has been a very interesting year. I personally think that 2016 is trying to kill me, but luckily there has been plenty of romance to keep me company while whoever else is clearly dead set on finding...
November 14 2016

What Was the Last Author You Binged?

 I think we can all admit we binge—this is a safe place, it's okay! And finding a new author we can binge is always a relief. What was the last author you binged? What made them so bingeworthy...