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  • Soggy Bottoms: Treacle Tart Crazy
    by Amanda on April 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

    It’s time to bake! We’re making a treacle tart, a dessert which I have literally never had in all of my three decades on this earth. However, I was rather surprised at the minimal ingredients, many of which I already had in my kitchen. I did have to go to Amazon for the golden syrup though. Making a shortcrust pastry is really the main component to tackling this bake. Oh, and putting […]

  • HaBO: Breastmilk for the Ailing Hero
    by Amanda on April 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    This HaBO request is from Kate, who is looking for this historical romance: I am looking for a book written within the last 5-10 years. It is a historical romance set in England. The hero is scarred/disabled and lives in a castle/mansion, is not married, and has a small group of employees who live with him. Older employees, like a cook, stable hand, etc. All his employees know that he is rude and […]

  • Historical Romances & Julie James
    by Amanda on April 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm


  • HaBO: Radiant Like the Sun, Seductive Like the Night
    by Amanda on April 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    This HaBO is from Simmi, who has been searching for this book for around a decade. Content warning for the description below: I’ve been trying to remember the title for almost a decade now. I had downloaded a sample onto my Kindle to read and accidentally deleted it instead of buying it. I’ve struck out on finding it on the technology end – it was too long ago and I can’t […]

  • Play It Again by Aidan Wayne
    by SB Sarah on April 23, 2019 at 7:00 am

    This is an incredibly sweet, warm, fuzzy hug of a book about people embracing who they are and deciding how to authentically live their lives both public and private. There were times when I questioned the plot, or wondered if it would take a turn for the dramatic (it did not). Since I finished it, I realized that there are several questions the story leaves unanswered or unaddressed, ones that […]

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  • From Team H&H, With Love
    by Team H & H on November 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Dear Readers,Today is our last day at Heroes and Heartbreakers before we hand things off to the lovely Romance team at Macmillan/St. Martin's Press. We wanted to let you all know what a joy you have been to trade comments with since H&H launched in 2011. These last few years have been filled with conversations on everything from the Year's Swoonworthiest Couples to book-borrowing etiquette to […]

  • How to Advocate for Happily Ever Afters
    by FrannieC on November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    How did a librarian like me fall in love with advocating for all the Happily Ever Afters in Romancelandia?Building excellent, relevant collections for (y)our community, providing access, community engagement, collaboration, innovation, protecting the right to read and protecting the right of *what* to read is at the forefront of all library advocacy.Advocacy is also about influencing others to […]

  • An Ongoing Love Affair With Sylvia Day’s Crossfire Series
    by Robin Lovett on November 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Gideon.Just his name.Gideon.I’ll give you a moment to sigh. (Or sweat…)Intense. That’s the best word for him. Also, obsessive and possessive (a side-effect of his personal struggle). Oh, and sex-crazed, through most of the five books in the Crossfire series—for his heroine, of course.Eva. Stunningly erratic, and yet patiently steadfast. She gets through to Gideon. The way […]

  • 5 Women’s Fiction Best Bets for November 2017
    by Scarlettleigh on November 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Life is about making an impact, not making an income—Kevin KruseMost of us will never be rich and famous but that doesn’t diminish our worth. We’re all had people in our lives that made a positive impact. And that is one of the heartwarming themes in this month’s selection of women’s fiction books. One of the most genuine gifts you can give is your time and your […]

  • Jenny Holiday Excerpt: Infamous
    by Jenny Holiday on November 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    All that up-and-coming musician Jesse Jamison has ever wanted is to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. When a gossip website nearly catches him kissing someone who isn’t his famous girlfriend—and also isn’t a girl—he considers the near miss a wake-up call. There’s a lot riding on his image as the super-straight rocker, and if he wants to realize his dreams, […]