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January 19 2016

Do You Wait to Read Reviews Until After You’ve Read the Book?

Source: In movies and TV, we do this quite often. You've seen a trailer for a television show and you're excited for it. Then the reviews...
January 6 2016

How Do You Reread a Series?

Whether you re-read at all, or not, is an entirely different debate. But for those who do—and I think there are a decent number of you, this blogger included—there comes a time when...
January 5 2016

Do You Feel Cheated If There’s Not a Sex Scene?

Source: Source: Okay, no, we don't read romance for the sex. In fact, the sex is just one...
December 9 2015

So Fresh and So Clean: What’s the Cleanest Romance You’ve Ever Read?

Source: We've asked about the dirtiest book you read... a lot. Here's a sampling: Why Do We Love Dirty Talk in Romance? What's...
November 16 2015

Melt Your Heart or Melt Your Panties?

Many sites these days focus in on the heat levels of their reads, and that's a valid concern for readers. Some readers like their reads to be “the hotter the better” but others prefer...
November 13 2015

What Are Your Perfect Reading Conditions?

Perfect reading conditions: it makes it sound like we're about to go on a trip and we're worried the weather might slow us down. However, those conditions are very important! Whether...
October 28 2015

How Picky Are You About Picking Up a New Series?

Is your TBR pile falling over because you will say yes to just about any book, as long as it comes recommended (The old “I'll try anything once”) or are you hesitant to buy into...
September 22 2015

Is Your Favorite Couple Also Your Favorite Book?

We all have a favorite author, and within that we all have a favorite book by that author—it may also be your favorite book of all time! However, that's not always the case. Even more so when...
September 21 2015

What’s the Most Creative Excuse You’ve Made to Keep Reading?

 Source: It was the weekend and for us, that means two days off to read (forget chores and other things)! Whether it's the age old...
September 18 2015

Not IRL, but Fiction Is a Different Story!

“He has the body of a professional athlete, chiseled to perfection in all the right places.”  There's a lot to love about athletes—even outside of their bodies....
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...
July 20 2015

Anticipatory Re-Reading: What Do You Do When the Next Installment is Coming?

One of the beautiful things about romance, in our opinion (outside of the HEAs and hot sex, of course) is that a lot of authors write within a beloved series. So, when we finish one book, there...
July 10 2015

Lending Habits: What Are Yours?

We all have rules for lending out books—even if they're only subconscious and we never say them out loud (but then there's hell to pay when they're broken). Some of us don't...
June 17 2015

Have You Ever Had a Character Not Say I Love You?

Back in March, I posed the question of whether saying “I Love You” was totally necessary and for the most part, people agreed that while it wouldn't be needed, it would be missed. After...
June 1 2015

How Long Can You Go Until Your Next Fix?

We've talked in the past about how long it takes us to finish a book, how many books we think we read in a year, a week, etc. However, today I'm wondering how long you can go between readings....
May 27 2015

Who Is Your Most Trusted Recommender?

In the past we've talked about our reading twins—the people in our lives (both on- and offline) whose taste parallels ours. However, there are other people who may not always read the...
March 23 2015

What Do You Do When You Realize You’re Reading Out of Order?

Sometimes we read books out of order: I'll leave you time to recover from the shock that brings to some readers. It just can't be helped—especially in the days before we could obsessively...
March 18 2015

First and Last Lines?

“Emma Burnett could have never imagined that going hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt would be so exhilerating.” ... “In the town she'd always called home.” -Hope...
March 13 2015

Clean Reading App: Would You Use It?

The clean reading app has been making waves in the online community this week. Romance isn't exactly known for it's clean language—we've all learned some words that, if said aloud...
December 18 2014

Romance News Roundup: Reader Problems, The Americans, 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. —A reader's life is tough!...
November 21 2014

Friday Beefcake: NaNoWriMo Reward

It's the home stretch of National Novel Writing Month, fondly called NaNoWriMo! If you kept at the pace NaNoWriMo sets, then at this point you should have written more than 35,007 words! Woohoo!...
November 6 2014

Turgid Rod, Dewy Petals: You’re Invited to the Euphemism Party!

Today we're pleased to welcome author Brighton Walsh to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Brighton's new book, Caged in Winter, is released this week, and includes Cade, a sexy chef, and Winter, an...
October 17 2014

H&H Debriefing: Binge Reading—Do You Do It?

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan,...
June 16 2014

You Never Forget Your First: Rereading Your First Romance Novels

The internet helped me locate the very first genre romance I ever read as an adolescent, a book that made such a strong impression on me, I still can't use the word “chiffon” in a crossword...
April 21 2014

What Will Get You to Read Out of Your Comfort Zone?

We asked recently what genre was the biggest surprise to you, and many of you called out that some authors and subgenres got you out of your comfort zone—and you've never been happier! So...
March 4 2014

You Know You’re a Romance Reader When...

Today we're joined by Sugar Jamison, whose latest release, Thrown for a Curve, is the newest in her Perfect Fit series, featuring plus-sized heroines whose heroes think they're perfect the way...
August 14 2013

Peanut Butter in My Chocolate?: Non-Romance Books Romance Readers Love

In a Morning Coffee of about a year ago, we asked our readers What's the Last Non-Romance Novel You Read?, and our commenters chimed in with many book and even genre answers. We already know...
May 22 2013

Squick Me Out, Part 4: Return of the Moist

It’s that time again, where I gross you out and make you dirty giggle in your office. I can’t believe this is my fourth squick words post; I'd have thought I wouldn’t have to do...
May 10 2013

Get Crackin’!: Addictive Romances from Ashley, Michaels, and Kelly

Have you ever read a book that you thought was crazy, but loved it anyway? Has something ever happened in a book that made you raise your eyebrows and ask yourself: “Did that really just happen?”...
May 2 2013

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Breaking Up with a Series

I love a good series, and it's hard to give up on a pair of characters or a world when I've cared about it so much. When I find out an author is going to expand their story into a series, I...