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teamhandh
July 21 2017

“It has so many quirky situations”: 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...
JenniferProffitt
July 21 2017

What Is Your Palate Cleanser Romance?

Earlier this week we talked about reading binges, and many of you said you could read two or three books from the same author or series before it was too much. That calls for a palate cleanser!...
Cerestheories
July 19 2017

Do We Treat Widows and Widowers Differently in Romance?

The 3 Factors to How We Treat Widows vs. Widowers After much “research,” I have a hypothesis regarding the treatment of widows and widowers in romance: The divide isn’t...
JenniferProffitt
July 18 2017

What Is Your Favorite Romance Title?

When new information from our favorite authors gets revealed, we sigh over the cover and notice the title—and hopefully are left saying “such a great title.” We're told not...
JenniferProffitt
July 17 2017

What Character Reminds You of Someone in Your Own Life?

Many characters are meant to be relatable—and in some cases, they're modeled after various characteristics of the people in the author's life. However, we're talking about you...
teamhandh
July 14 2017

“I will admit that I am a binge reader”: 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...
JenniferProffitt
July 11 2017

What Romance Novel Left You Feeling the Most Satisfied?

Yesterday we had a great discussion about bittersweet endings and whether a book could be a romance novel and have a bittersweet ending—the answer was a resounding no, with a small allowance...
JenniferProffitt
July 9 2017

In Defense of Reading Out of Order

My name is Jenn, and I read out of order.  Okay, phew, with that out of the way, let's talk a little bit about what I get out of reading out of order. Follow Your Heart I think...
teamhandh
July 7 2017

“Books are meat and medicine”: 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...
JenniferProffitt
July 7 2017

How Many Love Scenes Do You Think the Average Romance Novel Has?

We've talked love scenes before—we've even talked about how many love scenes you like to get in a book. However, let's take a different track today and ask: How many love scenes...
JenniferProffitt
July 6 2017

Do Your Hero Preferences Match Your Real-Life Taste in Men?

We've established that some people like the alpha-hole in romance, while hating him in real life. Others love the beta male in real life, but find he's lacking the edge they seek in a romance...
JenniferPorter
July 4 2017

Is Anal Sex in Romance No Longer Taboo?

In 2009, Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan talked about anal sex having become the new oral of erotic romance, in their book Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The SmartBitches’ Guide to Romance. In essence,...
Cerestheories
July 3 2017

Why We Need—and Love—#OwnVoices

We need to talk about reading #ownvoices. If you’re not a Twitter nerd, the hashtag is used to describe books written by an author who shares the background of her characters. This does not,...
teamhandh
June 30 2017

“I love to watch this movie, but...I wonder why I turned it on”: 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...
JenniferBlackwood
June 30 2017

8 Activities That Are Instantly Improved with an Audiobook

Audiobooks…They make life better! There’s nothing I love more than curling up on my couch with a good book. Sometimes, though, this pesky thing called “life” gets in...
Cerestheories
June 29 2017

Why I Can’t Read Pregnancy Plots in Romance

...And The Reasons I Suspect Everyone Else Loves It Every time a pregnancy-themed romance pops up in my newsfeed, I roll my eyes. Then I sigh and remind myself not to “yuck someone else’s...
JenniferProffitt
June 28 2017

What Would You Miss About Physical Books?

In the not-so-distant future, there may come a time when physical books are no longer in existence. For many people, they've already made the switch to a completely digital library, but for...
JenniferProffitt
June 27 2017

Should Foil Covers Come Back?

Earlier this week on our Tumblr we spotted Romancing the Bookworm showing off a copy of Jo Goodman's The Captain's Lady, which was in beautiful condition—foil cover and all (you'll...
JenniferProffitt
June 26 2017

Have You Read Any Series Continuities?

Continuity (noun): the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time. When this word is applied to a new book series, it can really change things. It means...
teamhandh
June 23 2017

“We would play video games together all the time”: 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...
JenniferProffitt
June 23 2017

What Genre or Type of Book Do You Keep Trying to Make “Work”?

There's always that one genre or type of book or author that we know we should like... and yet something keeps holding us back. For example, when talking with a friend recently, she lamented that...
teamhandh
June 16 2017

“Women should acknowledge every part of who they are”: 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...
RobinLovett
June 14 2017

Romance in the Age of the Trigger Warning: Do Readers Need to be Warned?

The presence of Trigger Warnings has been fast growing. We see them more and more. Sometimes clear, sometimes vague, but always—in my opinion—helpful. I wish there were more of...
JenniferProffitt
June 13 2017

What’s the Most Unique “Journey” You’ve Read?

Romance isn't about the ending—that's a guarantee—it's about the journey, and how the couple gets there. With so many possibilities, what story have you read that you felt...
teamhandh
June 9 2017

Come Get Cozy: 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...
JenWattley
June 9 2017

Wonder Woman and That Pesky Love Interest Storyline

Note: This post contains spoilers! I recently saw Wonder Woman at a women-only screening here in NYC and was blown away by the film itself and the experience of being able to sit in a room...
JenniferProffitt
June 8 2017

Why Do You Think the Friends to Lovers Trope Is So Popular?

As listed by the RWA, the friends-to-lovers trope is the most popular trope in the genre. Why do you think we love it so much? Is it because of the slow build? The plausibility?  Tell...
teamhandh
June 2 2017

Summer Reading Straight Ahead: 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...
JenniferProffitt
May 31 2017

What Does Your Ideal Heroine Look Like?

We talk a lot about heroes—we're Heroes and Heartbreakers, after all! However, today we want to hear it for the ladies!  What characteristics go into making your ideal heroine?...
JenniferProffitt
May 23 2017

What Romance Trend Do You Wish You Understood?

So many books coming out every week means so many different trends for people to try! Not all books are for all readers, however. There are some trends we just... don't get.  What...