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Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

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I'm a big fan of modern romances and some paranormal but most of them always seem to have the same perfect, outgoing, strong, flirtatious, submissive, not-afraid-to-get-what-she-wants heroine. I would love to find a good story with the modern/paranormal romance theme where the heroine shares a more shy/passive, imperfect character but I'm doubtful there is one. :smileysad:
 
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

I agree with Becky, pretty much anything by Crusie and Phillips.
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Christie Ridgway writes wonderful contemps in which the heroine is often not perfect -- physically or emotionally.  I love her work!
 
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Also Rachel Gibson, Connie Brockway -- this is just a start!
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Some of Christine Feehan's female characters are strong and some aren't. I think Lynn Viehl (sp?) has a good mixture too.
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Jane Porter's Odd Mom Out and the sequel Mrs. Perfect 
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Now I have even more good books to add to my very long list! There were a few mentioned that I haven't tried yet.
 
Another heroine that's far from perfect is Stephanie Plum the clumsy bounty hunter in the series by Janet Evanovich. You will laugh out loud with these characters. :smileyvery-happy:  Sarah Strohmeyer's also has a funny heroine in the series about Bubbles the former hairdresser turned reporter.
 
Jennifer Weiner has great characters that have less then perfect lives. Her books are great and have humor but they aren't all quite as light-hearted as some of the others mentioned. Debbie Macomber's books are similar and also good.
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Christie Ridgway, our guest author, also wrote several books you might like -- try Not Another New Year.  Haven't read her new one yet but it sounds good.
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

He Loves Lucy by Susan Donavan
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Try Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, esp. Night Play.  The heroine in that is a size 16 with low self-esteem.
 
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?



bookwormbeckykong wrote:
He Loves Lucy by Susan Donavan





I love Susan Donovan. I just finished one of her books that had been buried in my TBR pile for awhile.
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

i love susan donovan too,  I wish she would come out with books more often. 
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bookwormbeckykong wrote:
i love susan donovan too,  I wish she would come out with books more often. 


I forgot to mention the title of the one I finished the other day: The Kept Woman.
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

you could try the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer which is at the moment my favourite series and i am eagerly awaiting thte next book.
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Another suggestion is "No Regrets" by Michele Ann Young.  It features a plus-size heroine with self-esteem issues.
 
 
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

The Endurers

Book 1 Rubenesque Rapture

Book 2 Curvaceous Condemnation

Both of them have a plus sized BBW heroine, and they are both paranormal romances!
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Re: Any Modern Romances with a "not-so-perfect" Heroine?

Try out my Endurers or Wolf Town Guardians series.... I write romances with a plus-sized heroine.

 

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