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November 8 2017

How ’90s YA Taught Me to Love the Reformed Bad Boy

Today we're thrilled to welcome Alexis Daria (Take the Lead) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. It's always fun to talk about how each of us came to romance, and Alexis is here today to talk...
July 19 2017

Bad Boys & Freedom: An Intellectual Choice For The Modern Woman

Today we're thrilled to host LaQuette (Breaking Bad: 14 Tales of Lawless Love) who is here to talk about one of our favorite things—heroes! And not just any heroes, but bad boys. Now,...
May 19 2017

Survey Says: What Is It Like to Really Date a Bad Boy?

Today we're thrilled to host Jessica Calla (She Wants It All) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jessica, like us, knows that romance readers love a bad boy—but some field research proves that...
March 28 2017

First Look: Rachel Lacey’s Crazy for You (March 28, 2017)

Rachel Lacey Crazy for You (Risking it All #2) Forever / March 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital At the end of Crazy for You, Rachel Lacey’s reformed bad boy hero informs the...
September 6 2016

First Look: Kirsty Moseley’s Fighting to be Free (September 6, 2016)

Kirsty Moseley Fighting to be Free Forever/ September 6, 2016/ $14.99 print $3.99 digital Calling all teen bad boy lovers!  Guess what - I have a book for you. This former bad boy...
July 28 2016

Criminals are a Girl’s Best Friend in Sophie Jordan’s Hell Breaks Loose

When Sophie Jordan comes to play, she brings an alpha male and a plot that will leave you dizzy. Hell Breaks Loose is no exception to that. The second book in her Devil’s Rock series takes...
July 26 2016

First Look: Jackie Ashenden’s Dirty for Me (July 26, 2016)

Jackie Ashenden  Dirty for Me (Motor City Royals #1) Kensington / July 26, 2016 / $9.95 print, $7.99 digital The good-girl/bad-boy trope is still going strong in Romancelandia, and...
June 8 2016

Violetta Rand’s Loving Lucas is Made Out of (Book) Boyfriend Material

In the fast paced amatuer motocross world, these true weekend warriors race, party, grill, and drink. If you are Karlie Augustine, that means you are doing all of these things and smiling on the...
March 11 2015

Who Are Your Favorite Reformed Rakes and Playboys?

While we love all the antics of Jane the Virgin, one character holds our heart—Rafael Solano, the reformed playboy. This weekend, our blogger PhoebeChase rounded up some of her favorite reformed...
March 6 2015

Change Is Good: Top 5 Reformed Playboys from Day, Kleypas, Phillips, and More!

Source:   One of the reasons I love Jane the Virgin is our hero, Rafael Solano, and his status as a reformed...
July 30 2014

Top 10 Tips to Toppling from the Top of the Ton

Today we're joined by author Sophie Jordan, whose A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin is out today! Sophie's good debutante takes on a bad persona when she discovers the only man she wants...
July 28 2014

July 2014 New Adult Roundup: Solace in the Arms of a Bad Boy

This month’s New Adult releases seem to be filled with angst and despair. New Adult is defined by vicissitudes of life; these books highlight the transitions and growth experienced by all characters....
June 17 2014

First Look: Jay Crownover’s Better When He’s Bad (June 19, 2014)

Jay Crownover Better When He’s Bad (Welcome to the Point) William Morrow / June 17, 2014 / $13.99 print, $4.99 digital There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s...
April 29 2014

10 Tropes That Make Historical Romance Awesome

Today we're thrilled to have not one but three authors—Gayle Callen, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Caroline Linden—weigh in on one of our favorite genres, historical romance. Gayle's latest...
April 2 2014

Imprisoned by Love: Convict Heroes in Romance Novels

In a romance, can love exist without trust? What happens when your hero is an ex-convict? Several novels introduce heroes who has spent time in prison. Their crimes range from theft to murder, some...
March 24 2014

Reckless Royal Rogues: Real-Life Royals Behaving Badly

Today H&H is pleased to welcome author Nichole Chase. Nichole's latest book, Recklessly Royal, is the second in her Royal Series, and pairs a perfect princess with a man who is perfect—for...
January 7 2014

19th-Century Jersey Shore: The Royals

Today we're joined by author Vanessa Kelly, whose Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard is out this week. The book launches the Renegade Royals series,  which tells the exploits of the royal...
July 23 2013

First Look: Jennifer Probst’s The Marriage Merger (July 30, 2013)

Jennifer Probst The Marriage Merger Gallery / July 30, 2013 / $13.99 trade paperback, $7.99 mass market & digital Her sisters have found wedded bliss with their wealthy, wonderful dream...
June 1 2013

Poll: Do You Like Motorcycle Club Romances?

Recently, Motorcycle Clubs have come to the forefront of romance, from unlikely guises like the TV show Sons of Anarchy to books like Kristen Ashley's Motorcycle Man and her Chaos series. What...
April 26 2013

Friday Beefcake: The Men of Pain and Gain

Pain and Gain is coming out today and features a whole lot of beefcake pumping a whole lot of iron. The film looks like a funny action noir if that were at all possible—we think so at least! To...
April 2 2013

First Look: Jamie McGuire’s Walking Disaster (April 2, 2013)

Jamie McGuire Walking Disaster Atria / April 2, 2013 / $15.00 print, $7.99 digital Can you love someone too much? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died:...
March 24 2013

The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon: Romance Hero?

When a week goes by without Daryl Dixon making an appearance on AMC’s The Walking Dead, there is a Twitter outcry. It isn’t just that viewers connect with his transformation from quiet loner...
January 23 2013

Author Alma Katsu on Paranormal Romance: Does it Still Have a Bite?

Author Alma Katsu's Taker trilogy is a dark paranormal historical, and Alma has been with us before to talk about dark historicals, so today we've asked her to H&H to discuss the other element...
December 12 2012

Sifting for Gold: Bad Guys We Love

After a year and a half of recapping Once Upon a Time for Heroes and Heartbreakers, I find that the real attraction for me isn't the love story of Snow White and Prince Charming. Instead, the reason...
August 30 2012

Is Your Real-Life Hero the Good Guy or the Bad Boy?

When you were younger, reading some of your first romances, you probably found yourself preferring certain types of heroes; maybe you liked the guy next door, or the strong, silent type, or the...
May 17 2012

Choosing Bad Over Good

There’s real science behind our ’bad’ choices: A new study, detailed in a LiveScience article called “Why Women Choose Bad Boys,” finds that during our ovulation week, our ovaries release...
February 15 2012

Carolyn Jewel Reforms Some Rakes in her Historical Romances

Regency Romance lore has it that reformed rakes make the best husbands. And no one writes rakes more in need of reform than Carolyn Jewel. Fortunately, no one does a better job of reforming them...
February 3 2012

Dying to Love You: Bad Boys in Romantic Suspense

I like bad boys. I know lots of people say that, and it can mean many different things. The term “bad boy” is almost used so much as to make the boys in question more ordinary than bad. I’ve talked...
January 26 2012

Pirates: The Ultimate Bad Boys

In the spirit of Heroes and Heartbreakers, I’m discussing the inspiration for the hero of my forthcoming book, Bastien Harcourt. Bastien, aka Captain Cutlass, is a pirate. Well, he says he’s a privateer,...
January 18 2012

Wickedly Funny: The Humor of Anne Stuart’s Heroes

I have a particular love for Anne Stuart’s brand of bad boy hero; he’s generally intelligent, sarcastic, witty, and not very moral, while being utterly gorgeous.  Her signature hero type is...