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September 15 2016

Hoarding Heroes Are Kind of Cute

Recently, one of our staffers read Lisa Kleypas for the first time, after years of calling herself a historical romance fan—we don't know how it slipped through the cracks either. She...
September 21 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Historical Hero?

We know Mr. Darcy and Mr. Rochester will always hold a special place in your heart. However, these two historical heroes were actually contemporary heroes at the time of publication, but have gone on...
March 9 2013

Poll: What Hero Would You Give Up an Hour for?

Today marks the time on the calendar for all of us to spring back an hour. Sure we lose an hour, but it marks the beginning of spring and a chance to brave the great outdoors once again with our...
July 8 2012

Genre Experiment: H&H’s Tori Benson Reads Lisa Kleypas

H&H’s bloggers are all avid readers, of course, and each has their favorite genre. So, of course, we challenged them to read outside of their favorite genre—to read a book, in fact,...
February 14 2012

Love and Kisses: 10 Swoonworthy Kisses in Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day! Cynicism about this holiday has become common, and many see February 14 as just another excuse to empty the pockets of consumers, who will spend more than $16 billion on cards,...
October 25 2011

A Working-Class Hero Raises the Stakes in Historicals

Too Wicked to Wed, out today, is the first book in Cara Elliott’s new series, the Lords of Midnight. Its hero is the owner of a gambling den and brothel, which got us to thinking about our recent...
May 16 2011

The Better to See You With, My Dear: Glasses-Wearing Romance Heroines

Despite Dorothy Parker’s protestations otherwise, men certainly do make passes at girls who wear glasses. Plenty of us can testify from personal experience, but there’s also romance novel...
April 26 2011

Now Win This!: Lisa Kleypas

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers!   Enter for a Chance to Win a Signed Copy of Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas NO...
April 26 2011

Craving Derek Craven: Lisa Kleypas’s Dreaming of You Hero

I do an annual reread of Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas. Derek Craven, for the uninitiated, was literally born in the gutter and raised in a brothel. His sordid climb to the top has seen him working...
April 22 2011

Light My Fire!: Top 3 Neanderthal Heroes in Romance

Neanderthals. Forehead-sloping, knuckle-dragging, grunt-expelling Neanderthals. We were taught in school that they died out 25,000 years ago (Women know that Neanderthals are still with us today, but...
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...