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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...
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!...
February 3 2015

Romance News Roundup: Magic Mike Poster & Susan Elizabeth Phillips Deal

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. —The Magic Mike: XXL movie poster is here....
January 29 2015

Matchmakers of Unusual Kinds from Macomber, Evanovich, and More!

Most of us have heard the song “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof: Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match/Find me a find/Catch me a catch. In this heartfelt ditty, a young woman is asking...
January 13 2015

Resolve to Get Fit with Help from Roberts, Osburn and More!

The New Year is here, and along with it resolutions. Some of the more common ones are centered on our physical wellbeing: lose weight; exercise; get healthy. Which honestly seems impossible during winter’s...
January 8 2015

Happily Ever After...Eventually: 4 Ways Weddings in Romance Can Go Wrong from Gibson, Phillips, and More!

Today we're delighted to be joined by author Maya Rodale, who is one-fourth of the authors contributing to At the Billionaire's Wedding, a contemporary set during a wedding where people end...
December 9 2014

Riches to Rags: Heroines Who Hit Rock Bottom from Gibson, Phillips, Higgins, and More!

Glory Days—we’ve either lived them or observed other people living them. That magical time where you are the king or queen of the world.  The fame, the power, the influence, the adulation...
Rhyll Biest
December 3 2014

Inconveniently Yours: Marriage of Conveniences in Contemporary Romance

Usually, when someone slaps a ring on a girl’s finger and proposes marriage everyone gets all dewy-eyed and crushing embraces ensue, but not here, not in this trope, no siree. In the marriage...
November 13 2014

Before The Flame and the Flower: Romance from Back in the Day

It is a truth pretty much universally acknowledged that the modern romance genre as we know it came into its own with the publication of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1972. The market...
October 30 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of October 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 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 14 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane for Queer Romance Month

In the not so distance past, there were no LGBT characters in romance novels. Since October is Queer Romance Month, let’s take a stroll down memory lane—my memory, at first, but I hope...
October 3 2014

Pick Me! Auctions in Romance Novels

If you’ve ever seen the musical Oklahoma! you know that auctions can be synonymous with love play. In that story, farm owner Laurie is wooed by cowboy Curly and farmhand Jud during a day and evening...
September 18 2014

A Stranger in a Strange Land: Fish-Out-of-Water Romances from SEP, Morsi and More!

What do you think of when someone describes a novel as having a “fish out of water” trope? Do you immediately think of social inequities, or class differences like in Georgette Heyer’s...
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...
September 5 2014

Broke, Homeless, and Hated: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Most Down-on-Their-Luck Heroines

A down-on-her-luck heroine is a fairly common and an often used plot device. but that said, nobody writes them better than Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Phillips’s forte is melding pathos and humor...
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...
August 26 2014

First Look: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Heroes Are My Weakness (August 26, 2014)

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Heroes Are My Weakness William Morrow / August 26, 2014 / $26.99 print / $15.99 digital Deepest winter. An isolated island off the coast of Maine. A man. A...
August 25 2014

Gothics Are My Weakness: Favorite Gothic Romance Authors

Today we're joined by author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, whose Heroes Are My Weakness is released tomorrow (you can read a special selected scene from the book now!) Like many of us, Susan read romance,...