Oct 6 2017 1:30pm

“I’m totally in favor of muscles on display”: 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!

Karen H near Tampa is a fan of muscles

Karen H near Tampa in Shirts vs Skins?

I'm totally in favor of muscles on display, that is, without shirts! My only problem is that too often the model's head is cut off and I like looking at attractive faces also. And I don't worry about them getting cold because men in general, especially when they're well-muscled, give off a lot of heat in my experience. The covers do look different to me, while I find all those historical romances with women in modern prom dresses, that are definitely not period-appropriate, all look the same except for color. For a while, they were all shown from the back, though that has tempered somewhat.

My biggest cover issue these days is that the “bad-boy” romances are starting to include cigarettes! Having seen the devastation of lung cancer in my family, not to mention the awful smell that hangs around smokers, I cannot be happy about this new trend and I sincerely hope it is restricted to a very small sample. We must not re-normalize smoking or we all suffer needlessly, as we did in the past. I personally consider it a very, very lazy way to show that the male protagonist is a bad boy.

Janeane C. has a favorite despicable man

Janeane C. in Who Is Your Favorite Villain Turned Hero/Heroine?

Malcolm from Sarah Maclean's Day of the Duchess. He was such a despicable a-hole when we first met him, but Sarah did a wonderful job of taking us inside his soul and helping us see his growth. Plus he gave great grovel. I didn't want to fall in love with him, but I did.

ERromance loved with sweet H&H novella

ERromance in Her Fake Engagement: A Heroes and Heartbreakers Original Novella

This was a sweet and fun story about friendship, learning more of yourself, and love. I loved reading about the Lottie and her friends, as well as Tyler and JR. I wished to read more of these characters since the story didn't do them justice. Especially Tyler and JR.

Thanks for the exclusive reading, H&H! I did enjoy reading it!

Rivercat0338 doesn’t want to reread their first romance

Rivercat0338 in Have You Reread Your First Romance—And Did It Hold Up?

Like Mary List, the first romance I remember reading was Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss (the neon orange edition) when I was about 10 and found it kind of traumatizing so I have no desire to reread it!

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Heather Waters
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Loved reading everyone's answers to the skins vs. shirts questions, especially when they shared why!
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