Thursday, January 8, 2015

Book Club Thursday-FEISTY HEROINES January 8, 2015






Hi and welcome back to this weeks Book Club Thursday. It's a brand new year and we hope you will join my fellow bloggers each week. We will have plenty of new topics, reviews, and giveaways for you to enjoy. 



   This week, our topic is "FEISTY HEROINES". Let's face it, we female romance readers are drawn to the opposite sex. We love to read about those sexy bad boys and find out what makes them tick, heal their hurts, and drool over those washboard abs. So while enjoying the fantasy of the hero finding his one true love, do we really want him to have his HEA with a bimbo, a whiner, or a door mat? HELL no!The days of a woman sitting still waiting for the white knight to come rescue her while she is acting TSTL are thankfully long gone. What better compliment to our hero than to have the heroine willing to peel back the layers to a man in pain? Now the ladies are fighting along with the boys wherever danger lurks. They even have...brains! Authors come from all walks of life and so do today's heroines. I am going to give you a few examples of heroines that have impressed me this past year, and a few of my long time favorites from the past.



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Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe. 

Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe to toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses. 

Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.

I loved Taryn. This fashionista was always impeccably dressed and smart, sexy, and sassy. She was protective of her three male partners in their new PR firm which they convinced her join in the small town of Fool's Gold. A city girl thru and thru, once she and Angel started dancing around each other, she showed she was more than a pretty face and had a true heart of gold.

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She is the most powerful woman in Britain, 
A queen of the London Underworld ...
But no one can ever know.

He is the only man smart enough to uncover the truth, 
Putting all she has at risk . . .
Including her heart.

One of my favorite books of the year, the Lady Georgiana, ruined by scandal in the eyes of the hypocrtical high society of London called The TON, she didn't stay at home and weep. She partnered with some of society's wealthy rakes and became a powerful and wealthy woman. When some members of society started targeting her illegitimate daughter she proved she was as strong as a lioness and she wasn't afraid to scratch back. 
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From the cozy confines of a tiny seaside village to the glittering crush of the a fashionable London soiree comes an enthralling tale of a thoroughly mismatched couple . . . poised to discover the rapture of love.

There was no doubt about it. What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man. Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were using her beloved caves to hide their loot. But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook, Viscount St. Justin, to her aid, she could not know that she was summoning the devil himself. . . . 

Dubbed the Beast of Blackthorne Hall for his scarred face and lecherous past, Gideon was strong and fierce and notoriously menacing. Yet Harriet could not find it in her heart to fear him. For in his tawny gaze she sensed a savage pain she longed to soothe . . . and a searing passion she yearned to answer. Now, caught up in the Beast’s clutches, Harriet must find a way to win his heart–and evade the deadly trap of a scheming villain who would see them parted for all time.

This is one of my favorite rereads. What I love about Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz books are the quirky, yes feisty heroines. They are not wealthy or raging beauties. They are fun and quirky women with real figures, glasses, regular jobs and intelligent. In this story, Harriet would rather search caves than dance in high society and when she meets the "beast" Gideon, she doesn't run away. She helps him heal and enjoy a real life again.

I hope that you enjoyed this weeks topic. What are some of your favorite heroines? Don't be shy, we love hearing from you. Don't forget to visit the other members blogs. I can't wait to see what they wrote about. And don't forget to join us next Thursday January 15th when we will be starting Reading Challenges at BCT. We will be having another Giveaway TBA soon.


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1 comment:

  1. I love Ravished! It's a favorite of mine too!

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