<i>Can't Hardly Breathe</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Can't Hardly Breathe: Exclusive Excerpt Gena Showalter "Every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more..." <i>Demolished</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Demolished: Exclusive Excerpt Cathryn Fox "She’ll have to decide if she can trust Sean with her heart—and her life." <i>Suspicious Behavior</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Suspicious Behavior: Exclusive Excerpt L.A. Witt and Cari Z "They find themselves on the tail of a prolific serial killer who’s about to strike again." <i>An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors</i>: Exclusive Excerpt An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors: Exclusive Excerpt Curtis Craddock "She unravels the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth..."
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Aug 21 2017 11:00am

Gena Showalter Excerpt: Can’t Hardly Breathe

Can't Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter

Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis's past is full of memories she'd rather forget. But there's one she can't seem to shake—her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead.

Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves the curvy Dorothea night and day, he's as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.

But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.

Get a sneak peek at Gena Showalter's Can't Hardly Breathe (available August 21, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Daniel held a large bouquet of dew-kissed roses. One of every color, with the exception of pink, which had two buds.

The moisture in Dorothea’s mouth dried, and she shook her head. The roses couldn’t be for her. He couldn’t know what that particular flower meant to her.

And according to Lyndie and Ryanne, flowers were cliché, a generic gift given without much thought for the recipient.

[Read the full Can’t Hardly Breathe excerpt...]

Aug 21 2017 9:30am

First Look: Scarlett Cole’s Elliot Redeemed (August 29, 2017)

Elliott Redeemed by Scarlett Cole

Scarlett Cole
Elliott Redeemed (Preload #2)
Swerve / August 29, 2017 / $15.99 print, $4.99 digital 

Scarlett Cole skillfully writes heartrending, emotionally wounded heroes with tragic pasts, and if you’re a fan of broody, haunted, angsty men, you’ll fall in love with Elliott Dawson in Elliott Redeemed, the second, stand-alone book in the Preload series. Elliott is complicated, flawed, enigmatic, and sensitive, and he will both break and win your heart. He’s brought to life by Ms. Cole’s evocative writing style, and this happily-ever-after is particularly memorable and deeply satisfying.

Elliott had a horrific childhood in which he experienced unimaginable cruelties. He found stability and friendship in a group home when he was a teenager and he’s now twenty-seven and a famous guitarist for the mega-successful rock band Preload. On the surface, he has everything anyone could ever ask for, but he’s physically and emotionally scarred, burdened by the weight of bad memories, and struggles to cope when he feels overwhelmed. He’s living with intense internal chaos, and readers will find themselves overcome with emotion as we are allowed into Elliott’s inner turmoil.

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Aug 21 2017 8:07am

How Do You Recover from a Book Hangover?

Magic Book

Cures for hangovers are a dime a dozen and everyone has an opinion for what works. However, for the book hangover—that feeling you have when the book you just read is so good that you don't know how to move on from it—there are fewer tried and true methods. How do you get over a book hangover? What's your method? Do you try to binge that author? Do you read something in the totally opposite genre? Do you re-read an old favorite? 

Tell us how you deal, and let us know how you get over a book hangover!

Aug 20 2017 12:00pm

Cathryn Fox Excerpt: Demolished

Cathryn Fox

Summer Wheeler is on the run. Hiding from the men who killed her father, Summer is on her way to her childhood cottage in Blue Bay when she runs into Sean Owens, the forbidden bad boy from her past. After giving him a fake name, she gives in to one steamy night with him, never expecting to see him again.

Sean isn’t sure why Summer is pretending to be someone she’s not, but he’ll play her game if that means he can indulge in one of his oldest fantasies – a night with Summer. He’s shocked to see her when he returns to Blue Bay, and even more surprised when Summer offers him a job renovating her old family cottage. Hot workdays turn into hotter nights, but when Summer’s secret catches up with her, she’ll have to decide if she can trust Sean with her heart—and her life.

Get a sneak peek at Cathryn Fox's Demolished (available August 29, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter One: Summer

Cheeseburger halfway to my mouth, I sink farther into the crispy vinyl booth and glance at the diner door for the hundredth time. Relax. He doesn’t know where you are. I suck in a quick breath and exhale slowly to calm myself, then tear into my meal like it is the first of the day, which, of course, it is. No time to eat when you’re on the run from Southern California to Blue Bay, Connecticut.

I dip my greasy fry into the ketchup and toss it into my mouth, my stomach rebelling after being hollow for so long. As I chew, I do another slow sweep of the near-empty establishment, avoiding eye contact with the sleazy guy in the corner who keeps staring at me over the rim of his tumbler. I can’t help but wonder if he’s the Dick in “Dick’s Driving Inn and Diner” on Route 5. Talk about the perfect name for a seedy, out-of-the-way hotel.

[Read the full Demolished excerpt...]

Aug 20 2017 10:00am

8 New Adult Romance Best Bets for August 2017

Omega by Karina Espinosa

Summer’s winding down to an end but that doesn’t mean that our book list has! These stories keep the summer romance rolling from paranormal stories to second chance romances, check out the list of August New Adult reads below.

Omega by Karina Espinosa (Amazon) is the finale to a series that’s all about girl power. Mackenzie has been taking time to heal and reflect on all the changes in her life. Still separated from her pack, her inner wolf has been weakened. But there’s an evil still lurking and she’ll have to count on old friends in order to make it through. She’s in for an awakening that will rock her entire world.

Something So Perfect by Natasha Madison (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) is the story of Matthew, previously seen in Something So Right. No worries, this is a standalone. Karrie doesn’t know what she’s signing up for when she’s assigned as Matthew’s, the NHL’s bad boy, chaperone. Hilarious banter and many emotional moments, it’s a story sport romance fans will love.

After the Game by Abbi Glines (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) is the third in her YA series centered on a small town and their football team. The small town was quick to turn on Riley when she accused the town golden boy of a heinous crime. But, she’s back and with that is the evidence of what happened. Riley knows her truth but is the town ready to acknowledge it? Brady didn’t do everything he could to protect Riley, when he sees her again he realizes he may have supported the wrong person. This small town novel challenges individual views and sets up a romance that is sweet and supportive.

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Aug 19 2017 12:04pm

L.A. Witt, Cari Z Excerpt: Suspicious Behavior

L.A. Witt and Cari Z

Suspicious Behavior by L.A. Witt, Cari Z

Detective Darren Corliss is hanging by a thread. In between recovering from a near-fatal wound and returning to work at a hostile precinct, he’s struggling to help care for his ailing brother. His partner and boyfriend, Detective Andreas Ruffner, wants to help, but doesn’t know how. And with his own family crises brewing, Andreas is spread almost as thin as Darren.

For cops, though, life takes a backseat to the job. When a stack of unsolved homicides drops into their laps, Andreas and Darren think they’re unrelated cold cases. But when a connection surfaces, they find themselves on the tail of a prolific serial killer who’s about to strike again.

Except they’ve got nothing. No leads. No suspects. Just a pile of circumstantial evidence and a whole lot of hunches. Time is running out to stop the next murder—and to pull themselves back from their breaking points.

Get a sneak peek at L.A. Witt, Cari Z's Suspicious Behavior (available August 19, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

He went straight to the kitchen without even taking off his jacket. I didn’t think anything of it until a bottle clanked heavily on the counter. Curiosity brought me to the doorway just as Darren took a sip from the highball he was holding in a shaky hand.

Without looking at me, he swallowed, grimaced, and set the drink down. “Want one?”

“Not really.” I stepped closer. “Something tells me you don’t either.”

[Read the full Suspicious Behavior excerpt...]

Aug 18 2017 4:30pm

Lasso the Weekend: Romance News & Deals from Beverly Jenkins, Sarah Mayberry, and More

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins

Deal Alert: Beverly Jenkins' historical romance Destiny's Embrace is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Travel back to the American West as ranch owner Logan does his best not to fall for his beautiful, free-spirited housekeeper Mariah. Logan and Mariah don't hit it off in the beginning, but their humorous banter gives way to their true attraction. The second book in the Destiny series, Destiny's Surrender, is also on sale for $2.99. Dive into more Unusual Historicals! 

Deal Alert: Sarah Mayberry's contemporary romance Tanner is FREE at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Evie ends up in a strange town halfway around the world after trying to surprise her boyfriend goes horribly wrong. Luckily, cowboy Tanner is ready to step in as her white knight. Evie doesn't know if she needs saving, but Tanner is a difficult man to resist. Tanner certainly has the right characteristics for the perfect cowboy hero.

Deal Alert: Lori Wilde's contemporary romance All Out of Love is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Lace has always been a little in love with her older brother's best friend Pierce. After an embarrassing episode involving a lovelorn letter to Pierce ending up on the front page of the school newspaper, Lace vows to let the attraction go. So when Lace returns to town years later, she's surprised to find Pierce in pursuit of her heart. 

[+Find out how much of the solar eclipse you'll see...]

Aug 18 2017 2:00pm

“Now THAT’S what I’m talking about!”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!

Sultanah is ready

Sultanah in Alyson Chase Excerpt: Disciplined by the Duke

Oooooooh a historical BDSM, now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!!

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Aug 18 2017 1:00pm

Kat and Adena’s Romance Makes The Bold Type Even Sweeter

Kat and Adena of The Bold Type

Freeform’s women-driven new drama, The Bold Type, is my new TV love and I have a new ship—Kadena!

Please don’t get canceled.

Whether or not you’re a lover of portmanteaus, Kat Edison and Adena El Amin are two powerhouse ladies that you’re absolutely going to fall for and their (kind of) bittersweet romance.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Warning: spoilers ahead!

I’d been planning on tuning into The Bold Type for a while, hoping that it was all the things I wanted Younger to be (that's a story for another day), and was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t let me down. I was even more grateful for the opportunity to ship two queer women—who are also women of color!

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Aug 18 2017 12:06pm

Curtis Craddock Excerpt: An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

Curtis Craddock

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock

In a world of soaring continents and bottomless skies, where a burgeoning new science lifts skyships into the cloud-strewn heights, and ancient blood-borne sorceries cling to a fading glory, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs is about to be married to a man she has barely heard of, the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war.

Born without the sorcery that is her birthright but with a perspicacious intellect, Isabelle believes her marriage will stave off disastrous conflict and bring her opportunity and influence. But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Aided and defended by her loyal musketeer, Jean-Claude, Isabelle plunges into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. Step by dangerous step, she unravels the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth more perilous than any deception.

Get a sneak peek at Curtis Craddock's An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (available August 29, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 2

“Hurry up!” Isabelle called over her shoulder as she skipped and slid down the steep, narrow alleyway between the hostelry and the warehouse. She leapt over piles of garbage washed up from the last rain and squelched through slippery slicks of some nameless slime. Her house slippers were not meant for this sort of use, but when she slipped away from the nannies, handmaidens, and other handlers in the manor house in order to have an adventure, she took the shoes she had on. In the future, she would make sure to stow some outdoor shoes with her other secret treasures in the old millhouse.

“Slow down!” Marie protested, picking her way down the treacherous slope behind Isabelle. She had gathered her skirt so as not to muddy its hem and was trying to walk on pointe like a ballerina so as not to muddy her slippers.

[Read the full An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors excerpt...]

Aug 18 2017 9:30am

First Look: Kerrelyn Sparks’ So I Married a Sorcerer (August 29, 2017)

So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks
So I Married a Sorcerer (The Embraced #2)
St. Martin's Press / August 29, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

Kerrelyn Sparks delights readers with her newest fantasy novel which leaves us laughing and crying, and sometimes both at once. 

When seven-year-old Prince Ulfred swore an oath to protect the baby girl who would someday be his bride, he had no idea just how life changing his oath would be. In a country constantly torn by civil war, King Manfrid of the House of Trepurin agreed to the betrothal of his oldest son to the young daughter of the House of Grian to the South. This should have been the first step to uniting the warring clans, but Brigitta’s father betrayed the newly forged trust by murdering the King and Queen, stealing the crown and setting the stage for a sensational adventure of love and revenge—but only one can prevail.  

Prince Ulfred barely managed to survive the ambush which killed his father. After years of hiding in fear of discovery, he now sails the seas known only as the pirate Rupert. Rupert is Embraced and has the ability to harness the winds, making his fleet of ships unstoppable. Rupert has plagued the Tourinian Navy and their King, capturing their ships and stealing their gold. Bankrupting the current king, Brigitta’s brother Gunther, is Rupert’s first step in his strategy to take back the Kingdom.

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Aug 18 2017 8:20am

Who’s Your Favorite Highlander?

Highlander Most Wanted by Maya BanksAt H&H we love a good Highlander. Whether the Scotsman in question is Jamie Fraser on Outlander or any of the Scots we fell in love with in romance, there are just so many! With Outlander just around the corner, we want to know: who's your favorite Highlander? What author do you think writes the best Scottish romances?

Tell us about it in the comments!

Aug 17 2017 4:30pm

You Must Be Haunting Me: Romance News & Deals from Jeaniene Frost, Shayla Black, Jess Michaels, and More

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Haunted by Your Touch by Jeanine Frost, Shayla Black, and Sharie Kohler

Deal Alert: Jeaniene Frost, Shayla Black, and Sharie Kohler's paranormal romance anthology Haunted by Your Touch is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Don't miss out on this collection of original novellas featuring fallen angels, demons, warrior wizards, and other creatures that go bump in the night. Want more supernatural beings? Give these paranormal romances a try! 

Deal Alert: Andie J. Christopher's contemporary romance Dusk Until Dawn is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* This second-chance-at love-story reunites Maya and Javier. Maya agrees to one dinner with Javier, one last night to let go of the lingering desire between them, but Javi's determined to prove he's exactly what Maya needs and isn't keen to let her go. 

Deal Alert: Jess Michaels' historical romance An Affair in Winter is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* If you're a fan of “forced proximity” romances and hotter-than-hades historicals, An Affair in Winter will hit all the right notes. Rosalinde Wilde is waylaid by an unexpected storm on the way to her sister's wedding when she meets Grayson Danford, a handsome, tempting stranger who sweeps her up in a night of passion...only to meet her again as he's trying to break up her sister's marriage to his brother. 

Deal Alert: Zoe Fishman's women's fiction novel Inheriting Edith is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* When a former employer dies, housekeeper and single mother Maggie inherits an astounding amount of money and a home in Sag Harbor—as well as the deceased's 82-year-old mother, Edith. “This story will charm you with its quiet simplicity of two people working to make a difficult situation work.”

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Aug 17 2017 2:00pm

First Look: April Hunt’s Hard Justice (August 29, 2017)

Hard Justice by April Hunt

April Hunt
Hard Justice (Alpha Security #3)
Forever / August 29, 2017 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital

I’ve been enjoying April Hunt’s Alpha Security series. She’s got a cast full of characters that don’t overlap and dominate the current storyline, and she’s got a great storytelling flow. Her heroes are self-possessed and sexy, and her heroines are confident and interesting. Hard Justice is the third installation in the series, and I thought it was funny that one of the supporting operatives in the series could read between the lines on the reality of saving the day in Romancelandia:

Logan shook his head, looking equal parts amused and disturbed.

“You guys are dropping like flies at a fucking horse show. First Rafe, then Trey…now you. You, man. If Stone thinks he’s sending me on an operation that’s not at some fucking monastery with a horde of men in robes, then I’m not taking it. Shit happens when you go off on your own.”

Alpha Security isn’t an organization you can Google when your bike is stolen, rather “they were the men who got shit done when the government’s hands were metaphorically—or logistically—tied.” Charlie Sparks is the only female operative at Alpha Security, and is normally relegated to her comfort zone of computer genius. But when the DHS seeks her out specifically for a case they’re working on human-trafficking with a possible link to agency corruption, she finally gets a primary position on a case.

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Aug 17 2017 12:00pm

8 Indie Romances You Should Be Reading in August 2017

August is here, and the end of summer is looming, which always makes me a little depressed. Luckily, there is an abundance of amazing indie romances this month to keep my spirits up and to hold reality at bay. Whether you’re looking for a lighthearted friends-to-lovers story or are in the mood for a darker, sexier page-turner, these eight books will ensure you end the summer of 2017 with a bang.

Fractured Love by Ella James

Fractured Love by Ella James


Fractured Love wrecked me in the very best way possible, and I could not put this emotional and riveting romance down. James weaves a tale of passion, heartbreak and redemption that is both downright sexy and breathtakingly romantic. Landon and Evie become foster siblings as teenagers when her altruistic parents take him into their home. He and Evie have an intense attraction and instant connection that quickly develops into strong feelings and all-consuming desire, and they cannot resist each other. They fall desperately in love but are ripped apart when Evie’s parents discover their relationship, and both are heartbroken and devastated. They are forced to move on without each other and do not meet again until they are the same neurosurgeon residency program ten years later. Their love has not faded, but much has happened in their years apart, and their happy-ever-after is not guaranteed. It’s obvious they share a deep and abiding love, and readers will feel absolutely everything in this mesmerizing tale of fate, second chances, and true love. Fractured Love is absolutely captivating and unforgettable.

Alex in Wonderland by Max Monroe

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Max Monroe takes a slight detour from their hilarious and ballsy romantic comedies with Alex in Wonderland and spins a darker, sexier and unapologetically dirty love story. This is a “twisted fairytale”, and the experience is deliciously enthralling. Matt Hadder is a ruthless businessman who owns Wonderland, Inc. and helps the rich and famous launder money and, well, other things. He’s a puppet master who rules over a large domain, and he’s instantly smitten when he meets the feisty Alex Little. She’s 15 yours younger than him but determined and strong, and he wants her in his bed. He and Alex have a hypnotic chemistry as he introduces her to his mad, mad world of corruption and danger, and his subtle and steady pursuit is thrilling and stomach-tingling. He challenges her at every turn to determine if she can fit into the darkness of his life, and their fall into love is epic. Alex in Wonderland is fast-paced, drop-dead sexy, unique and downright addictive, and readers will be left craving Max Monroe’s next dark tale.

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Aug 17 2017 11:05am

Helena Hunting’s I Flipping Love You Promises “Shenanigans and Sexy Times”

I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

We've been loving the trend toward romantic comedy that's been happening lately. No author does it better than Helena Hunting. We fell in love with the hijinx of Shacking Up and now can't wait for the next Shacking Up book, Hooking Up to come out in November. Hunting isn't one to leave us waiting too long though, because before Hooking Up even hits shelves, she's giving us the scoop on her standalone book set in the Shacking Up world, I Flipping Love You.

In the announcement on her Facebook page, Hunting said the book would follow two people working in real estate who find themselves bumping heads when they vie for the same property. We have a feeling animosity will turn to love soon enough, especially when you take Hunting's talent for the rom-com and this delightful promise:

“Yes it will be a romantic comedy, yes there will be a hot hero, yes there will be shenanigans and sexy times!”

Helena, you have us sold on this already! 

Bookmark this page—we'll be updating it as more news becomes available for this book! 


Learn more about or order a copy of I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting, available May 29, 2018: 

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Aug 17 2017 9:30am

Move Over Tortured Heroes—Give Us the Angst of the Tortured Heroine of Sci-Fi Romance

 Finding Hekate by Kellie Doherty

A tortured romance heroine is like buttering bacon. You start with something tasty and then add a rich, delicious layer of sweet angst. The tortured heroines in sci-fi romance hail from far away worlds and otherworldly settings, perform a variety of futuristic jobs, and often possess extraordinary abilities (often a reason many of them feel so tortured). What they have in common are secrets, internal conflict galore, and self-doubt that drives them to distraction. No wonder they could really use a supportive romantic partner!

Having recently finished Finding Hekate by Kellie Doherty (Amazon | B&N | Kobo), I feel like I just ate a whole plate of buttered bacon. Mia Foley probably broke the mold for tortured heroines. She's a starship captain with a deep, dark secret. And I do mean dark—she's committed some horrible, violent acts. But she's not a criminal. Rather, she's haunted by a tragic past and compelled by a sinister group known as the Acedians to make morally questionable decisions over and over again. Her secret not only eats away at her soul every single day, it threatens to destroy her tender romance with Cassidy, a super sweet gal who serves as Mia's first mate (think Kaylee from Firefly).

Here are a few other examples of notable tortured heroines in sci-fi romance...

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Aug 17 2017 8:07am

What Are Your Favorite “Forced Proximity” Circumstances in Romance?

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Forced proximity... it sounds super bad. When you're talking about it in the case of a romance though, it can be delicious! A fake relationship between two people who don't necessarily love (or even like) one another? Forced proximity! Two characters who don't like one another but having to volunteer together during some community service? Forced proximity! Two people who don't like one another but have to go on a road trip together because for some unforeseeable reason the rental agent only 

You may have noticed a trend. It's a great way to get couples together when they don't like each other—but really you know the characters are just protesting a little too much!

So, what is your favorite circumstance to get characters together that may otherwise never meet or fall in love? Do you find an author does this “forced proximity” trope particularly well?

Tell us about it in the comments!

May 22 2017 11:05am

Victoria Season 2 Premiere Dates Announced!

Victoria, Albert, and the prince of WalesEditor's note: Welcome to our headquarters for news on Victoria Season 2! We're updating this page every time we get more information, so expect to see the newest details at the top.

Victoria Series 2 will premiere on August 27 on ITV in the UK! Yes, as in, only 11 days from now! The official Victoria Twitter account, @VictoriaSeries, dropped the announcement today in the form of a charming video with the cast. Watch the stars promise “lavish, insightful drama” with some “will they, won't they” thrown into the mix:

When will Victoria Season 2 air in the U.S., you ask? January 14, 2018, is when the season premiere is scheduled for PBS. Yes, that means American fans have a much longer wait, but we have a feeling it'll be worth it.

So, are you as excited as we are at the prospect of more Victoria/Albert (aka Vicbert)? Stay tuned for romance-focused episode recaps as the show's second season airs first in the U.K. and then in the U.S.

[Plus, see photos from the new season...]