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June 27 2017

Steve Trevor and the Rise of the Softer Hero

Strong, capable heroines and the men who love them is a trend I can certainly get behind. One of my favorite parts of Wonder Woman (besides all of it) is the portrayal of Steve Trevor. In my...
September 13 2016

Does a Beta Hero Have to Be Kind?

Recently while going through the H&H Heartchives, I stumbled upon a post about beta heroes—Kinder Doesn't Mean Less Sexy. This statement is unequivocally true. Kindness and sex appeal...
February 26 2015

What’s the Catch?: Good-Guy Heroes from Friends, Love Actually, and More!

Today we are pleased to welcome to the site Roe Valentine, whose release, Left to Forever, came out on Tuesday. The hero of Left to Forever is a rare commodity in romance and the real world—there's...
September 15 2014

Beta Heroes: Ten Contemporary Romance Heroes Who Show Us That Good = Hot.

**Spoilers! This post may cause a minor to severe reaction to spoilers from books featuring the top contemporary beta heroes—but don't worry, these guys will nurse you back to health.** I...
January 21 2014

Hot and Wanting: Taking Control of Beta Heroes

Today we're pleased to welcome author Charlotte Stein to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Charlotte has several new releases, including Control (just released in paperback), and Almost Real, with Telling...
September 5 2013

Trysting with Heroes: Mary Balogh’s Best Beta Heroes

Mary Balogh’s seventy-sixth novel, The Arrangement, was released on August 27. The hero, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, is a beta, the most recent in an impressive list of Balogh’s beta...
July 25 2013

Kinder Doesn’t Mean Less Sexy: Best Beta Heroes in Romance

Do you think that everyone falls in love with Alpha heroes? I know that when I first starting reading romance, I had a compulsive need for stories featuring heroes who just oozed machismo and dominance....
February 10 2013

Four Weddings and a Funeral: In Defense of Andie MacDowell

Four Weddings and a Funeral is widely considered one of the classic romantic comedies of the 1990s. It’s also considered a movie that works in spite of, rather than because of, its leading lady’s...
December 25 2012

Christmas Beefcake: Men of Love Actually

At Heroes and Heartbreakers, we love the holidays. It's a time for Christmas love, innocuous kissing under the mistletoe (and maybe a little less-than-innocuous things happening after the mistletoe),...
December 15 2012

Poll: What’s the Quality You Most Admire in a Hero?

There's nothing like cozying up to the fire with your favorite book, but what makes you love the hero? Is it his brains, his brawn, or something else? Let us know! Free Blog Poll
November 22 2012

Thanksgiving Beefcake: A Manly Menu

Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the holiday, we've compiled the manliest menu we could dream up. Like any holiday dinner, this one was a family affair so we threw out the question to our bloggers,...
November 17 2012

Poll: Sexiest Man Alive?

It seems like we've been drooling over Channing Tatum all year as we prepped for Magic Mike (and then when Team H&H took a field trip to see it!). Between his work as a male stripper and...
May 15 2012

Dude, Where’s My Lit? The New Incarnation of Chick Lit Is...Dude Lit?

Chick Lit follows a pretty consistent formula: The stories are about women who find themselves at a crossroads, or whose lives are in a slump, and how they take action and decide to deal with it. There...
May 23 2011

I Heart Betas!: Beta Heroes in Romance

Quickly now, name your top five heroes from romance novels. I'll wait. Now think about the heroes you’ve named and tally those who are audacious alphas or tormented loners. I suspect that...
March 19 2011

Rereading: The Comfort of an Old Friend

One of my dear friends (*ahem* Megan *ahem*) does not reread books. Frankly, I don't get it. Of course, I like to read new books. I wait patiently for new releases by favorite authors and I'm...
March 8 2011

Ron Weasley, Romantic Hero?

What defines a romantic hero? Does he have to be sexy? Strong? The most important man in the room? Or can he merely be “the one who gets the girl”? If a story has a strong, intelligent heroine,...
March 7 2011

Kermit & Miss Piggy: A Romance for the Ages

There’s one romance I’ve been following since childhood. Yes, that of Kermit and Miss Piggy. Kermit, whose long career in show business from interstellar journalist to variety show host...
March 5 2011

Does Edmund Bertram Need a Slap Upside the Head?

If asked for their least favorite of Jane Austen's six novels, my guess is that 9 out of 10 people would identify Mansfield Park without hesitation. I am not one of those 9. I love Mansfield Park,...
February 24 2011

The Best Emma: Jane Austen Would, Like, Totally Approve

Jane Austen: She was still looking at him with the most speaking amazement. Cher Horowitz: I was just totally clueless. * * * Yes, since you ask, Jane Austen is my favorite author....