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What about heroines who need to be saved?? Eloisa's new column is up!

Hi everybody,

 

Please check out my new romance column -- five fabulous new books, which I adored!

 

Eloisa's Romance Column

 

It's all about heroines desperate for a strong hero to come along and club the nearest evil-doer... and why we love that plot so much.  It features Claire Delacroix's fabulous new book, not to mention JR Ward's, Christine Warren's, Jodi Thomas's and Leanna Renee Heiber's exciting debut!

 

So what do YOU think of this particular plot?  Why are we so addicted to seeing muscled heroes take out the opposition?

 

Eloisa


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Eloise,

 

Loved the article and am definitely planning on reading Claire's book as well as Covet.  I think for me I like reading these books is because I enjoy seeing how the Hero and Heroine complement each other.

 

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Great column, Eloisa! Don't know if it's a good or a bad thing that I have nearly all of these books in my TBR pile already.

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Becke, what books don't you have in that pile

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dhaupt wrote:

Becke, what books don't you have in that pile


Shhh! My husband might hear you, Debbie!
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This was another entertaining article, Eloisa!  While I love to read about strong, feisty heroines who can take care of themselves, it is reeeally nice to fantasize sometimes about a big, strong man saving the day.  ;-)

 

It's hard to beat a story that features a hero/rescuer like a fireman, policeman, Old West sheriff, or Highlander.  As women, we have to be so strong in our families and at work, so it can be fun to relax and let a hero take charge in our world of romance novels.

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I agree cheri!  I haven't read any great firemen stories lately.  Harlequin used to do those regularly, but lately I'm swamped in cowboys.  Anyone have a great fireman to recommend?

 

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Under Fire 
EloisaJames wrote:

I agree cheri!  I haven't read any great firemen stories lately.  Harlequin used to do those regularly, but lately I'm swamped in cowboys.  Anyone have a great fireman to recommend?

 

Eloisa


 

 

Jo Davis writes about firefighters, and there's a good Nora Roberts, too:

 

 

Blue Smoke

 

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Really enjoyed the column, Eloisa, and it got me to thinking. In my everyday life, I always tend to take care of myself and am quite indepedent. But when it comes to romance, I really enjoy the books where the hero instantly likes the heroine and is bound and determined to protect/save her. I wonder why I respond so well to the damsels-in-distress heroines when in real life women like that drive me crazy! I guess it's because there's nothing more romantic than a man who will do anything for you...

 

Great book choices! After your home-run recomendation of Guardian, I'm anxious to read the others.

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I think I'm a pretty strong, independent woman but I know my husband has a strong urge to protect and save. Do any of you remember that last episode of Bonanza, where Bonnie Bedelia played Little Joe's wife? Ever since we watched that movie, my husband has had a thing for Bonnie Bedelia. I think the urge to fix the problem/save and protect the woman is hard-wired in some guys. Must be frustrating when we don't particularly want to be saved (or have the problems fixed)!

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Great article as always professor ;-).

I'm totally with you Becke, I can fry up the bacon and all that jazz too and my husband is of the knuckle dragging variety of caveman and he does tend to grunt a lot if I seem to need protection/help/carried into the cave etc. Now in my romances I like the strong woman heroine, but I don't mind that she's not stupid enough not to ask for help if she needs it. Prime example is the mystery book for Oct. Chosen to Die, here we have very strong women heroines but in this situation they need the guys to step in and step up. So I see nothing wrong with it. Now if the heroine happens to be wimpy, well I wouldn't like her. But look even at Eloisa's heroines, all her desperate duchesses they are all strong women, but very in touch with their femininity. And it never hurt the male ego to let them think we need looking after now did it.

And I'll be out of the office tomorrow, we learn the results of my hubby's CAT scan to see if the C is back, so wish us luck and I'll see you all back here on Thursday.

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Debbie, my fingers and toes and heart is crossed for good news from that CAT scan.

 

One of my early memories is of freezing Minnesota winter, and my father always heading out into sub-zero weather to start the car and have it warm so that we could all jack-rabbit into it.  I remember thinking that I was glad I was a girl...  And then I married a man who does the same thing.  Except we're in Paris this year, so I guess the equivalent would be wading across the street *g*  Eloisa


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Debbie - I know you're not here today, but we're all thinking of you and your husband and hoping for the best possible results.

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Good morning everyone and Good News too, The spot hasn't changed in 3 months and the doctor says it not the right shape to be a tumor, he thinks it's scar tissue and so we're just going to wait another 6 months for another CAT scan. But it was very good news and thank all of you for your thoughts.

 

Eloisa, wow a year in Paris that's very exciting, but I bet you get homesick too. And wading across the avenue is very chivalrous especially if you're being carried in his arms.

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Hurrah!  That's such great news.

 

And isn't it odd how much science hasn't changed all that much from the old days, when doctors could only know things by sight and feeling?  It was so odd for me when a surgeon told us that my mother had ovarian cancer rather than metastasized breast because "it feels different on your fingers."

 

Weird!!!

 

Such good news for your husband -- fabulous!

Eloisa


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EloisaJames wrote:

Hi everybody,

 

Please check out my new romance column -- five fabulous new books, which I adored!

 

Eloisa's Romance Column

 

It's all about heroines desperate for a strong hero to come along and club the nearest evil-doer... and why we love that plot so much.  It features Claire Delacroix's fabulous new book, not to mention JR Ward's, Christine Warren's, Jodi Thomas's and Leanna Renee Heiber's exciting debut!

 

So what do YOU think of this particular plot?  Why are we so addicted to seeing muscled heroes take out the opposition?

 

Eloisa


 

Funny reading this today Eloisa. I just posted on a romance forum asking for less alpha males, still sexy, but more beta maybe than alpha- and one of the books recommended to me was Kiss me Annabelle- by you. :womanvery-happy:

I love the alpha's at times, but it's fall and I'm feeling snuggly and feel a need to read more nurturing men. OTOH, I still want the muscles and the ability to save their heroines if needed!

 

Bonnie