Bloghopping this morning as usual … I’m sure my boss would love to know I spend the first hour of work every day checking out blogs and personal email … and I stumbled across Lyvvie‘s Smart Bitches Day rant about the fact that are so few true alpha heroines in romance novels.
I like alpha heroines to a point, I don’t want them to take over the book with their aggresiveness but I don’t want them to be too stupid to live either. And I always enjoy a few odd stories where the heroine is the one to go crashing in to save the hero from the bad guy. And watching the hero swallow that.
And this all in turn had me trying to remember some serious alpha heroines … to which I haven’t really been able to come up with many.
MJD’s Betsy is a kick-ass always heroine but yet she still needs help being bailed out of trouble more often than not. And the same with Katie Mac’s Aisling Grey I find. Oh but, Drake my dear, what a man to bail you out. Alot of Katie Mac’s heroines I find are very independant, not so much kick ass alpha but they always like to be in charge and usually come up with a solution for everyone’s problems.
Woman in Charge in a time when they normally wouldn’t have been:
And that’s it … that’s about all I’ve come up with.