Today we're thrilled to welcome Jennifer Ryan (His Cowboy Heart) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. It comes as no surprise that heroines have the capacity for great heroics—it's not just something left to the men. Jennifer is here today to share some of favorite heroic heroines in romance. Thanks, Jennifer!
Heroines are Heroes Too!
But savvy romance readers know that, right? I mean, why do people only imagine a male “hero”? I think readers want a heroine who is flawed but can stand on her own. After all, confidence is sexy. Strength is a turn on. It’s what we love in men. It’s what they love in us.
Heroines don’t always start out poised and on top of the world, especially in one of my books, but it’s the journey, the discovery, the trying, failing, and trying again we can all relate to and cheer on.
We all know heroes who put their lives on the line: military, cops, firefighters, Good Samaritans. They step up and fight when called upon. They saves lives and protect the innocent. They run toward danger when others run away. And just like those jobs, heroism knows no gender boundaries. We love stories about these people. We live vicariously through them and hope that if we are put to the test, we’ll rise to the occasion just like them.