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August 13 2017

Why Romance Readers Might Be Interested in Zoe

Zoe Asks: If Technology Could Make Your Romance Perfect, Would You Use It? We currently have dating apps like Tinder and sites like to help us find compatible romantic partners, but...
August 4 2017

In a Heartbeat Will Make You Cry (in a Cool Way)

There's something in my eye. My eyes are sweating. My allergies are acting up. These will be just a few handy excuses we'll let you use in order to explain to your friends, family, and...
August 3 2017

The Romance Reader’s Guide to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

We've all seen the trailers. Sexy Idris Elba versus “Alright-Alright” Matthew McConaughey in a dystopian, fantasy battle royale touted as GOOD vs. EVIL. In the trailer, Idris is...
Mala Bhattacharjee
July 26 2017

Aladdin’s Casting Isn’t One Jump Ahead—It’s Steps Behind

Earlier this month, Disney announced the cast of their upcoming live-action Aladdin: Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, with previously announced Will Smith as Genie. We need a...
June 27 2017

Steve Trevor and the Rise of the Softer Hero

Strong, capable heroines and the men who love them is a trend I can certainly get behind. One of my favorite parts of Wonder Woman (besides all of it) is the portrayal of Steve Trevor. In my...
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...
June 7 2017

5 Types of Ships You’ll Encounter in Fandom

Today we're thrilled to welcome Danika Stone (Internet Famous) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Danika really knows her ships and so today she's here to talk about some of her favorite types...
June 2 2017

Thornwood Heights Movie & Companion Novel Blend Mystery and Romance

Enjoy a good cold-case mystery with your romance? Then you won't want to miss tonight's Thornwood Heights Mystery crossover event, which begins with a TV movie (Deadly Secrets by the Lake,...
June 2 2017

Center Stage is the Greatest Dance Romance Movie Ever

 There's something about dance movies that lend themselves so well to the genre of romance. The not-so-great (read: why was this a thing?) remake of Dirty Dancing aside, there's...
June 1 2017

Romance Leaps Off the Page and Onto the Screen with The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit

In the real world, waking up to find you're handcuffed to a stranger in a hotel room would be downright terrifying. But in new TV movie The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit, which is based...
May 24 2017

The Dirty Dancing Remake Is ... Fine

Before we go any further, there’s something I want y’all to know. I am not a Dirty Dancing superfan. Not by a longshot. I grew up “watching” the movie at sleepovers in between...
May 24 2017

Will Elizabeth Swann Get the Happy Ever After She Deserves in New Pirates of the Caribbean?

Will Elizabeth and Will End Up Together Forever? It’s summer, time for another installment in the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Take your eyes off of Jack Sparrow for a moment...
Mala Bhattacharjee
May 23 2017

Dirty Dancing’s Johnny and Baby Last Forever—And You Can’t Tell Us Any Different!

Baby and Johnny live happily ever after. Sure, it’s easy to write off the events of 1987’s beloved Dirty Dancing as a beautiful summer fling set to a kickass 1960s soundtrack—most...
April 25 2017

Will We Have the Time of Our Life with Dirty Dancing Remake?

After being teased with casting news, set photos, and more for almost a year, the trailer is finally here for ABC's Dirty Dancing remake. Starring Abigail Breslin as Baby, we'll also be...
April 15 2017

Movie Night! 9 Books and the Movies That Inspired Them!

If you spend time on Heroes and Heartbreakers, or with other groups of engaged readers, you'll notice that many of us love the idea of our favorite books becoming movies. But the pleasure can...
April 12 2017

The Best Nora Roberts Books That Have Been Turned Into Movies... So Far!

Seeing a beloved book adapted for film is a rare thrill for readers. Especially in romance, since very few of our books have been turned into movies. But in fact, one of the most adapated authors...
March 17 2017

Rebel With a Cause: Romance News & Deals from Maisey Yates, Christina Lee, 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...
February 23 2017

9 Beloved High School Movies for Every Mood

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sheryl Scarborough (To Catch a Killer) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sheryl write Young Adult novels and while many of us are out of our teens, there's still...
February 21 2017

Start Your Engines: Romance News & Deals from Gillian Archer, Susan Mallery, 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...
February 14 2017

20 Date-Night Approved Valentine’s Day Episodes, Movies, and More to Stream

Whether it’s romance you’re looking for or just something to make you feel good and laugh, Team H&H has some suggestions on things you can watch if you want to stay in and laugh,...
Lynne Connolly
February 10 2017

10 Classic Romantic Comedies You Must Watch

The recent article on romantic comedies seemed to omit anything before 1987. Although the list was utterly lovely, and included a couple of movies I really have to catch up on now, may this vintage...
February 3 2017

Does the Fifty Shades Darker Movie Live Up to the Book?: A Fan Review from the World Premiere (SPOILERS)

Is Christian and Ana's Second Big-Screen Romp Worth the Wait? Note: This post contains spoilers from the premiere of Fifty Shades Darker, the film adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades...
January 26 2017

The 10 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time!

What are the top 10 romantic comedies of all time? Find out! We love hosting authors on Heroes and Heartbreakers, especially when they are also our bloggers—so with that in mind, we're...
January 24 2017

Everybody Loves Somebody!

I have loved Karla Souza since I saw her in Season 1 of How to Get Away with Murder. I don't watch HTGAWM anymore, but I do still follow along with Karla Souza, and so I am super excited for...
January 7 2017

The World Will Remember Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, But She’ll Always Be Marie to Me

Why I'll Always Remember Carrie Fisher as Marie in When Harry Met Sally It's an innocuous role on the surface: quirky heroine's best friend. Upon a deeper look, Carrie Fisher's...
January 6 2017

Katherine Johnson’s Amazing Work—and Romance—Take Flight in Hidden Figures

This post contains spoilers for the film Hidden Figures...  I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Hidden Figures in theaters this past Wednesday. It's a movie I recommend everyone...
January 6 2017

Romantic Comedy Needs Flawed Characters…

Imperfect. Damaged. Messed Up. These are all words I associated with characters in the early days of New Adult. It wasn’t until a recent conversation that I realized these characteristics...
January 3 2017

Every Fairy Tale Has a Dark Side in Fifty Shades Darker Extended Trailer

We've seen the sexy side and we've seen the suspenseful side, but in the new extended trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, we get a dose of both. The trailer opens with a groveling Christian coming...
January 2 2017

Christian Wants to Protect Ana in Latest Fifty Shades Darker Teaser

Christian and Ana experience the highest highs and lowest lows together in E.L. James' Fifty Shades romance trilogy, and that fact is on full display in the latest Fifty Shades Darker movie trailer,...
December 21 2016

Welcome Home: Love & War in Rogue One

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for the ending of Rogue One. Read at your own risk. Rogue One is no romance novel, but if resistance fighters Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor don't deserve...