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August 18 2017

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. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
December 7 2016

Are Romantic Comedies on Their Way Back?

Where Have All the Romantic Comedies Gone? Trends, they happen in everything—clothes, cars, mass media, celebrities, style...romance novels. It’s possible you grew up, or your parents...
October 21 2016

Pitch Slapped: What to Read If You Love Ginny & Mike

Like any great sports romance, FOX’s freshman series Pitch balances authentic baseball drama and the palpable sexual tension between its leads, rookie pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury)...
March 23 2016

Another Bridget Jones Love Triangle & 4 Dandy Deals

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
December 3 2015

Friends to Lovers: Top 5 “Light Bulb” Moments from Yates, Probst, and More!

According to a recent RWA/Nielsen report, Friends to Lovers is romance readers’ favorite trope. To most people who read and write romance, that was not shocking news. What makes it such...
December 2 2015

Romance News: Real-Life Make-Believe Wedding Deal and Jeaniene Frost Cover

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
November 4 2015

Tinker...Cowboy, Soldier, Rock Star—What’s Your Hero Type?

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome three authors to the site. The three heroes in The Outback Bachelor Ball anthology are a cowboy (Win Me by Joan Kilby—book 1); a soldier...
September 10 2015

“Too Wise to Woo Peaceably”: Teasing and Fighting as Foreplay from Cheers, Lauren, Mayberry, and More!

When we think about foreplay, we usually think of kisses and caresses. But as anyone who grew up with the TV show Cheers will remember, some fictional couples get hot in unexpected ways. Source:...
March 26 2015

Romance News Roundup: RWA Announces 2015 RITA and Golden Heart Finalists!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. Today is a big one in the romance novel world—the...
December 3 2014

Top 5 Good “Other Women” from Mayberry, Beverley, and More!

The Evil Other Woman is a romance staple, although these days we're might be more likely to run into the Superfluous Other Woman—throwaway characters the hero never cared about and only used...
July 17 2014

Travel the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Non-American Authors

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Each...
May 16 2014

Trope of the Month: Childhood Sweethearts!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
April 7 2014

When Love Doesn’t Come First: Pregnancy in Romance Novels, Part 1

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage... Except when it doesn’t! In the tradition of mimicking real life situations sometimes the hero and heroine...
March 26 2014

Binding, Broken, or Unraveling: Family Ties in Romance Novels

Family: any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins. For better or worse, we all have families. And this unit influences us for most...
March 19 2014

Getting into Her Kind of Trouble by Sarah Mayberry

Sarah Mayberry loves to mix things up a bit from book to book. In one of her books, the physical relationship between the hero and hero might develop slowly—going from like to caring to the physical....
January 17 2014

Good As It Gets: Nice Guy Heroes from Carr, Mayberry, Gibson, and More!

Heroes come in all sorts of different varieties from tortured, Alpha, Beta, wild and dangerous, to just all around nice guy. The journey of the tortured hero’s growth as the author peels back...
November 18 2013

All is Forgiven?: When Characters Do Bad Things

There are numerous reason why a book doesn’t work for a reader. But one of the most common is that the reader doesn’t have empathy for the character or condone his or her actions. But as...
October 26 2013

First Look: The Christmas Wedding Quilt Anthology (November 1, 2013)

Emilie Richards, Janice Kay Johnson & Sarah Mayberry The Christmas Wedding Quilt Harlequin / November 1, 2013, digital; November 5, 2013, print / $7.99 A FAMILY'S GIFT When they...
October 17 2013

Up to the Challenge: Romance Heroines with Moxie

I have never understood the appeal of wallflower heroines. Not that I don’t understand the fantasy of a hero who recognizes the innate goodness of the quiet heroine; who doesn’t want to...
October 7 2013

Build Me Up, Buttercup: The Princess Bride’s Heroine as Romance Type

Several months back, Shelley Ann Clark wrote a post on The Princess Bride at Wonkomance about all the different kinds of love in the relationships in that movie. It was a lovely post reminding me why...
September 7 2013

Working-Class Heroines are Something to See: Blue-Collar Heroines

After writing about Blue-Collar Heroes, it was natural to consider the other side of the equation—blue-collar heroines. Marrying up is so common there is a word for it—hypergamy—so...
August 29 2013

Blue Collar Heroes from Seidel, Higgins, Carr, and More!

No one grows up dreaming of living on the edge of poverty and worrying about bills. That's likely why romance novels are filled with wealthy, well-to-do heroes like business owners, attorneys, pro...
August 19 2013

First Look: Sarah Mayberry’s Her Favorite Rival (September 3, 2013)

Sarah Mayberry Her Favorite Rival Harlequin / September 3, 2013 / $5.75 print, $4.99 digital A new meaning for office politics   Audrey Mathews has worked hard to get here. Now...
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....
May 21 2013

In Sickness and in Health: Illness and Hurt/Comfort in Romance Novels

I read romance novels because I love the journey of two people falling in love. There is the encounter and then the attraction which leads to lust and hunger, need and desire. Throw in some conflict—maybe...
April 18 2013

More Than One Good Reason: What Makes Sarah Mayberry So Good?

In the same manner that Jerry McGuire had Dorothy Boyd at “hello,” Sarah Mayberry had me with her Superromance release The Best Laid Plans. Each subsequent story have confirmed my passion...
February 25 2013

Dancing Towards Love: Ballerinas in Romance Novels

I never danced seriously myself and didn't watch ballet; it was too slow, and there are no words. Then my kids started to take ballet. It very quickly turned into something serious. My elder daughter...
January 18 2013

January 2013 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Secrets, Disasters, and Motorcycles

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
December 20 2012

Who Put That Category Romance into My Romance Novel?

If romance readers admit to having a guilty pleasure, it’s not so much about the genre we choose to read, but the tropes within the genre: Secretly loving alpha men with their monosyllabic commands...
October 26 2012

Trope of the Month: Friends to Lovers

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...