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JenniferProffitt
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...
JulieAnneLong
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)!...
Scarlettleigh
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...
maggieboyd66
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...
JenniferProffitt
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...
JenniferProffitt
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
TanyaLK
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...
HeatherWaters
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
maggieboyd66
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
TanyaLK
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...
Scarlettleigh
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,...
EmmaCaneAuthor
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...
LucyReadsRomance
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...
PhoebeChase
March 6 2015

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

Source: supagirl.tumblr.com   One of the reasons I love Jane the Virgin is our hero, Rafael Solano, and his status as a reformed...
teamhandh
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!...
HeatherWaters
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....
maggieboyd66
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
MayaRodale
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
DarleneMarshall
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...