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November 24 2016

Trivia: Can You Remember These Romance Novelists’ First Novel?

It's H&H Trivia Night, and what could make trivia more fun!?—make it about romance novels! Flex your brain muscles and see if you can recall your favorite romance author's very...
October 21 2016

Pitch Slapped: What to Read If You Love Ginny & Mike

Like any great sports romance, FOX’s freshman series Pitch balances authentic baseball drama and the palpable sexual tension between its leads, rookie pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury)...
October 9 2016

They’ve Got Our Vote: Politics and Politicians in Romance Novels

It’s pretty much understood that in writing a romance novel, it is risky to include politics and political agendas because either way, it can be a lose/lose situation. You only need to check...
August 16 2016

Happy Birthday, Georgette Heyer!: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
August 15 2016

First Look: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ First Star I See Tonight (August 23, 2016)

Susan Elizabeth Phillips  First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars #8) William Morrow / August 23, 2016 / $26.99 print, $12.99 digital There is no doubt that Susan Elizabeth Phillips’...
August 14 2016

U.S. Authors and Their World Counterparts: “Read If You Like...” International Edition

Imagine that you live in a city with a bakery that makes one of  Best Cheese Cakes in America.  That cheesecake is wonderfully decadent, and it is your weekly treat for all the hours...
August 8 2016

Susan Elizabeth Phillips: “Captain” of Sports Romance and the Chicago Stars!

A Susan Elizabeth Phillips book is always cause for celebration but with First Star I See Tonight readers have a double reason to celebrate— a new book, and this book is...
July 29 2016

Wolf Shifters & Playboys for Sale by Owners: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
June 22 2016

Meet Sarina Bowen’s Hard Hitter and Outlander’s Grown-Up Brianna & Roger: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up have your daily cuppa delivered...
June 13 2016

At the End of the Road: The Romance of... A Broken Down Car?

Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome Julie Anne Long (Hot in Hellcat Canyon) to the site! Julie's latest release starts with a break up... and a break down (of the car variety)!...
June 12 2016

Why Do Readers Like Tropes So Much?

Tropes—we talk about them a lot. In fact, Jennifer Proffitt, in her Morning Coffee blog “Do You Like Tropes?”, said almost exact same thing. If you do a search on the site, 51...
June 8 2016

This Won’t Be the Best Day of Your Life: When Weddings Go Wrong in Romance Novels

In the brilliant and witty How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, the author assures us that wedding days are not the happiest days of our lives. “Weddings,” she tells us, “do women...
May 12 2016

Have You Ever Read Susan Elizabeth Phillips?

Very soon a new generation of readers will be introduced to Susan Elizabeth Phillips. The eighth book in her Chicago Stars series, First Star I See Tonight is coming out very soon—more than 8...
May 11 2016

Daily Deals on Tattoo Artists, Chicago Stars & Ice Skaters: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up have your daily cuppa delivered...
May 6 2016

Monster-in-Law: 5 Mothers-in-Law You’ll Be Glad to Not Have

Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate the bond usually formed at birth. This is a woman we know well—sometimes our best friend, sometimes our nemesis (we still won’t let her forget...
April 13 2016

27 Best Romance Novels—Your Ultimate TBR Pile

Choosing only twenty-seven books for this epic post was painful, but cuts had to be made! Below, LucyH and TanyaLK tackle the impossible and give a very opinionated opinion of the twenty-seven...
Nicola R. White
March 4 2016

The Merry Widow: Hot Romance and the Widowed Heroine

There’s a reason the term “merry widow” has become synonymous with the sexy corselet—love the second time around can be hot, hot, hot! Just like the corset/bra combination...
January 11 2016

Romance News: Susan Elizabeth Phillips Announces Next Chicago Stars Title!

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. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
October 12 2015

5 Things You’ll Always Find in a Reunited Lovers Story (Besides Sex with the Ex)

There is no doubt that as a collective group, romance readers have favorite things—which lead to tropes. Not only does Romance Writers of America (RWA) support authors, but they also...
October 7 2015

Going Goth: 5 Signs You Might Be a Gothic Romance Heroine

My first experiences of romance novels were the terrific tales of Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis A. Whitney. I was disappointed when I realized that the delicious men who made me shiver...
Rhyll Biest
September 18 2015

Beyond a Grovel: 8 Heroines Who Make Their Heroes Work For It!

Some heroines are so hot for the hero they practically have to shove a bag of frozen peas down their panties to ward off spontaneous combustion whenever he looks their way, while others are slower...
September 4 2015

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old: The Appeal of the Comfort Read

We love gadgets, whistles and bells, but more than these items we love our comfort. Comfort like a snuggly terry cloth robe on a cool fall morning; worn thread-bare jeans that seem almost to caress...
August 21 2015

The Hardest Thing to Give Away: 5 Things an Author Must Do for Us to Forgive a Character

In novels you can have a variety of conflicts—Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society, and Man vs. Self.  But in romance novels the conflict is the element that keeps the hero and...
August 13 2015

Eye of the Beholder: Beauty, Self-Esteem, and Worthiness in Romance Novels from Kleypas, Phillips, and More!

Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (1855-1897), an Irish romance novelist is credited with this idiom, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” first using it in her novel Molly Bawn. Pretty...
July 7 2015

Reluctantly Man and Wife: Forced Marriage in Romance from MacLean, Ashley, and More!

As I finished my post on historical romance stories featuring bachelors making wagers to remain single, it got me thinking about forced marriage and how ubiquitous a theme it is. Taking a...
Rhyll Biest
June 22 2015

The 10 Romance Heroes You’ll Want Between Your Covers

Forget about those articles that tell you what type of guys you should and shouldn’t date, what about the men between your book covers? Here’s a round up of some of the more unusual...
May 10 2015

I Didn’t Give You Life, Life Gave You Me: Adoption Stories in Romance Novels

I didn’t give you the gift of life, But in my heart I know. The love I feel is deep and real, As if it had been so. For us to have each other Is like a dream come true! No,...
April 29 2015

Small Towns and Romance Novels: The Perfect Fit!

Today we're thrilled to have Emma Cane on the site. Emma's latest book, Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch came out yesterday. Emma's books take place in small towns and her newest heroine...
April 8 2015

Villainess to Heroine: Do They Exist?

I have been pondering this very question for a couple of months now after I noticed the rise in villains becoming heroes. Happily Ever Afters are not just the realm of the honourable anymore; particularly...
March 6 2015

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

Source:   One of the reasons I love Jane the Virgin is our hero, Rafael Solano, and his status as a reformed...