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May 15 2017

Who Are Your Favorite Mothers/Maternal Figures in Romance?

Mothers can sometimes get a bad rap in romance. Many times they're portrayed as shrewish or meddlesome, while other times they're the paragon of maternal instinct.  However, to be a...
May 12 2017

Chelsea Mueller’s Borrowed Souls Isn’t About Saving The World—And That’s What Makes It Great

Welcome to Gem City, where you can avoid the taint of sin on your soul by renting another to take on the guilt you may amass while being yourself... Callie Delgado always pulls out all the stops...
November 22 2016

6 Excuses to Help You Sneak Away to Read This Thanksgiving

The holidays are nigh upon us and while it's great to be around family, sometimes all we want to do is relax, unwind, and read! With family underfoot, that can be a little hard to do. For your...
November 22 2016

Does Anyone in Your Family Read Romance?

You may be spending this week arguing with family over longheld recipes, but I hope for you that you spend at least a little of it talking about books and things you love with them! In the United...
September 2 2016

Twins in Romance?

While twins aren't that common for most people in real life, I've known at least one set of twins in every stage of my life. Twins in romance can be great fun—imagine all the switching...
June 19 2016

Like Father, Like Son: When Historical Heroes and Their Sons Get Books from Heyer and Laurens

The apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree when it comes to heroic dads and their next-generation sons. The romance community exploded in delight when Lisa Kleypas announced that her follow-up...
May 6 2016

What Fictional Mother is Most Like Yours?

Mother's Day in nearly upon us and that means in America that we take our mom's out for brunch and flowers... and they remind us of the 36 hours of labor and delivery they went through...
September 25 2015

Cutest Interactions Between Dads and Their Kids?

  We're feeling easy. A video posted by TomFletcher (@tomfletcher) on Jul 26, 2015 at 1:32am PDT Dads and their kids can be pretty darn cute! We...
June 21 2015

You Make Your Family: Father Figures in Romance from Morsi, Stacey, and More!

Many readers aren’t overly fond of romance novels that feature children. However for me, seeing the hero or heroine as a parent or surrogate parent adds depth to their characterization whether...
May 10 2015

I Didn’t Give You Life, Life Gave You Me: Adoption Stories in Romance Novels

I didn’t give you the gift of life, But in my heart I know. The love I feel is deep and real, As if it had been so. For us to have each other Is like a dream come true! No,...
May 7 2015

Reunited: Mother’s Day Through the Eyes of the Birth Mother

Almost every country in the world celebrates “motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society,” because let’s face it, mothers make the world go round. The road...
March 12 2015

5 Favorite Families in Historical Romance from James, Chase, Quinn, and More!

When Julia Quinn announced that her next book will be a return to the Bridgertons, much discussion ensued among a group of online friends with some cheering for more Bridgerton books and speculating...
February 11 2015

The Mindy Project 3x15 Dandy Heart-to-Heart: Guess Who ELSE is Coming to Dinner?

Show/Episode: The Mindy Project Season 3, Episode 15, “Dinner at the Castellanos” Ships: Mindy/Danny (Dandy) **Reader Beware: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of The...
February 4 2015

Love, Family, and Football in Jaci Burton’s Quarterback Draw

Motherhood changes the ways a woman looks at her priorities in life. Katrina Korsova, the heroine of Jaci Burton's Quarterback Draw, knows this all too well even though she isn’t actually...
February 2 2015

Find a Nice Boy: 5 Heroines Deal with the Pressure to Marry

The age old question of, “So when are you getting married?” is one that most single women can relate to – with sympathy. Those who live in what Ami Bera calls “hyphenated America”...
January 17 2015

First Look: Rachel Gibson’s I Do (January 20, 2015)

Rachel Gibson I Do! Avon /January 20, 2015 / $3.99 print, $1.99 digital In New York Timesbestselling author Rachel Gibson's newest novella, Vince Haven and Sadie Hollowell are headed...
December 5 2014

Keeping it in the Family: Romantic Stepsiblings from Clueless, Glines, Desrochers, and More!

For the uninitiated, the stepsibling trope involves illicit romance between stepsiblings. What could be more dramatic and angst ridden then two unrelated teenagers forced to fight their hormonal urges...
November 26 2014

Sometimes It’s Great, Sometimes It’s a PITA: Families and Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more groaning you will hear all around you. But it’s not from the amount of pie being consumed, it is over...
October 31 2014

First Look: Marie Harte’s What to Do with a Bad Boy (November 4, 2014)

Marie Harte What to Do with a Bad Boy Sourcebook / November 4, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital WHAT IS WITH MIKE McCAULEY? Every time Delilah Webster runs into Mike McCauley, he practically...
October 28 2014

Raising Them Right: The Best Parents in Romance Novels from Quinn, Dane, Kleypas, Banks, and Moning!

Parents/guardians play important roles in everyone’s lives and especially those of fictional characters. Though with the rise of New Adult, parental involvement in romance novels seems to be going...
October 15 2014

Dysfunctional Parents in Romance Novels from Robb, Quick, Walker, and More

Plenty of people joke about how dysfunctional their family is. For others, it is no joke at all, but a sad reality. Romance novels examine this issue by looking at how coming from a tough home situation...
October 3 2014

H&H Debriefing: Second-Generation Romances

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan,...
July 10 2014

First Look: Victoria Dahl’s Looking for Trouble (July 29, 2014)

Victoria Dahl Looking for Trouble Harlequin HQN / July 29, 2014 / $7.99 print, digital A good reason to be bad… Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire...
July 10 2014

Throwback Thursday: Family Sagas?

Back in the '70s, romance novels were disguised as family sagas, spanning generations, and following multiple couples through to an eventual HEA. Colleen McCulloch's Thorn Birds, Belva...
June 23 2014

First Look: Robyn Carr’s The Promise (June 24, 2014)

Robyn Carr The Promise (Thunder Point series) Harlequin MIRA / June 24, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of...
June 11 2014

Happy Father’s Day, Rothgar: Fathers in Jo Beverley’s Novels

Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed, Jo Beverley’s first novel, was published in 1988. A Shocking Delight, her most recent novel was published in 2014. In the first, Beverley gives her heroine a...
June 9 2014

Daddy Dearest: Supportive Fathers in Contemporary Romance from Gibson, Wiggs, and More!

It is an accepted psychological truth that the lack of a positive father figure in a young girl’s life can impact her ability to trust and form healthy relationships. So having a horrid or distant...
June 7 2014

Returning to Home and Love in Karen White’s A Long Time Gone

Karen White's A Long Time Gone is a book full of brooding atmosphere and ambiance, set in the South. The book spotlights the generations of women who felt compelled to leave their home and...
June 5 2014

Brothers (and Sister) in Love: Courtney Milan’s Brothers Sinister Series

She’s a crafty one, that Courtney Milan, with her Brothers Sinister series. Gives readers a dose of history along with the tried and true format of a romance series centering around a group of...
May 28 2014

May 2014 New Adult Round-Up: Dysfunctional Families

Nobody escapes from childhood unscathed, and this month, the new adult novels feature heroes and heroines trying—and usually failing—to put their unhappy pasts behind them. From mobster...