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JenniferProffitt
February 18 2015

Trope of the Month: Secretly Married!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
TanyaLK
February 11 2015

First Look: Jessica Clare’s The Billionaire and the Virgin (February 17, 2015)

Jessica Clare The Billionaire and the Virgin (Billionaires and Bridesmaids #1) Penguin Intermix / February 17, 2015 / $3.99 digital Waitress Marjorie Ivarsson is the picture of naiveté....
BizJaust
February 10 2015

A Sweet Valentine’s Tale: Codi Gary’s Office Romance The Trouble with Sexy

After reading all kinds of romance novels, I have to say a little sweetness can be a fine break.  Codi Gary’s The Trouble with Sexy is a fast paced love story (it all happens in eight days)...
TanyaLK
February 8 2015

We Can Be Heroes: Why Samantha Young Is So Fabulous from On Dublin Street to Hero

Samantha Young’s rise to the top of my favorite romance authors list was fast and furious due to her On Dublin Street series. With over 20 novels and novellas already published, it’s impossible...
willaful
February 4 2015

Gorgeous, Grumpy, and Growly: A Modern Goldilocks Retelling in Laura Florand’s Once Upon a Rose

You might think from the description of this book, that this will be a “Beauty and the Beast” retelling, but the clue is actually more in the growling, and the curls. French rose grower...
MFrampton
January 23 2015

Romance News Roundup: Kit Rocha & Loretta Chase Sale, Vanity Fair on Fifty Shades of Grey

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. —In this week's H&H Debriefing,...
JenniferProffitt
January 22 2015

Trope of the Month: Held Captive!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
maggieboyd66
January 21 2015

Love, Loss, Sisterhood, and Motherhood in Kristin Hannah’s Novels

Stephen King once said, “Life turns on a dime. Sometimes towards us, but more often it spins away, flirting and flashing as it goes: so long, honey, it was good while it lasted, wasn’t it?”...
Scarlettleigh
December 27 2014

She’s Just Not That Into Him from Carr and Sumners

The holidays are almost over and against all odds you've survived the stress—of  attempting to buy everyone the perfect gift; of spring cleaning in the winter because of ...
teamhandh
December 26 2014

Trope of the Month: Unrequited Love

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
JohnJacobson
December 20 2014

May We Present to You: 3 Harlequin Presents Authors Who Get it Right

It has been no secret that I have a darling love for the Harlequin Presents line of category romances, which focus on privileged protagonists. One could take all of the wealthy businessman found within...
TanyaLK
December 16 2014

Happy V-Day!: Virgin Heroines from Kenyon, Quinn, and More!

Honestly, I’m a sucker for the virgin heroine. When done well, there’s something about the Dance of the Deflower that draws me in and keeps me captive through the night until I have my HEA....
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...
MeganMulry
December 9 2014

Getting Off on the Wrong Foot: Meet-Not-Cutes in Romance Novels from Yates, Neville, and More!

Today we're joined by author Megan Mulry, whose Roulette was released last week. Roulette has a heroine who is struggling to live a normal life, given that she is descended from two very famous...
TanyaLK
December 8 2014

Taking Center Stage: Vivienne Lorret’s Wallflower Wedding Series

Vivienne Lorret has captured our hearts with her entertaining and clever Wallflower Wedding Series. What is it about Lorret’s books that are so appealing, making them ideal reads for when we want...
JaneKriel
December 5 2014

Keeping it in the Family: Romantic Stepsiblings from Clueless, Glines, Desrochers, and More!

For the uninitiated, the stepsibling trope involves illicit romance between stepsiblings. What could be more dramatic and angst ridden then two unrelated teenagers forced to fight their hormonal urges...
jessielane
December 4 2014

This Time Around: Second-Chance Romances from Banks, Leigh, and More!

Today, author Jessie Lane joins H&H to talk about second chance romances. Jessie's latest release, Stripping Her Defenses, is the second book in her Ex-Ops series, and has an ex-couple who meet...
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...
HeatherWaters
November 28 2014

Trope of the Month: Just One Bed

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
DaniCollins
November 7 2014

A Precarious Balance: Taking Chances or Sticking With Tropes?

Today we're joined by author Dani Collins, whose book The Russian's Acquisition includes a sexy Russian (natch!), a virgin heroine, and a plot for revenge. Dani is here to talk about taking...
JenniferProffitt
October 31 2014

Trope of the Month: Villains to Heroes

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
maggieboyd66
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...
MayaRodale
October 2 2014

Hitting the Road: Why We Love Road Trips in Historical Romance

Today we're delighted to welcome Maya Rodale to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Maya's new release, What a Wallflower Wants, is the third book in her Wallflower trilogy, and is also a road romance—its...
maggieboyd66
October 1 2014

Fish Out of (Historical and Fantasy) Water

All of us have been the odd man out at some point in time. Whether it is the memory of our first day of kindergarten, or the first day at a new job, we can all relate to that weird mix of exhilaration...
teamhandh
September 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Mistresses and Courtesans!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
RachelHyland
September 24 2014

Love and Laughter, Coming this Fall: The Romantic Possibilities of TV’s Upcoming Sitcoms

From Sam and Diane on Cheers to Ross and Rachel on Friends to last season’s most absorbing comedy couple, Danny and Mindy, sitcoms can surprise and delight with their romantic escapades. Sure,...
teamhandh
August 29 2014

Trope of the Month: Separated Spouses

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
LydiaNetzer
August 7 2014

What Would You Say to an Arranged Marriage?

Today we're joined by author Lydia Netzer, whose  How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky has just been released. How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky features two astronomers whose mothers...
SophieJordan
July 30 2014

Top 10 Tips to Toppling from the Top of the Ton

Today we're joined by author Sophie Jordan, whose A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin is out today! Sophie's good debutante takes on a bad persona when she discovers the only man she wants...
teamhandh
July 25 2014

Trope of the Month: Time Travel Romances

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...