Sunday, September 22, 2013

Strong-willed heroines

I love it when readers 'get' me and this review is definitely one of those.

Thanks to Glass from WAY TOO HOT BOOKS who recognised my love for writing a strong-willed heroine.

Here's a snippet from her fab review for WICKED HEAT:

Nicola Marsh is one smart woman. Why? Because she uses the best advantage she has - being a woman means that you know woman's heart and her secret desires really, really well. If you are a writer and your genre of choice is romance, that is something that will help you a lot if you use it wisely. Wicked Heat has everything that makes a good mainstream romance novel:
  1.  lovable female character that will not annoy you and with who you can relate,
  2.  male character that will make you swoon and "ohh" and "ahh", strong, but not too dominant.

As an avid reader, one of my pet hates is a heroine who's TSTL.
She must be believable if I'm to identify with her and be invested in her story and caring about the outcome.
If I'm not? I'll put the book down.

And looks like other readers agree because MARRYING THE ENEMY, that scooped 2 major awards this year? Featured a heroine so strong willed, she proposed a marriage of convenience to the hero!


aditebanerjie said...

Hi Nicola... You're so right. Strong willed heroines get my vote too. Whether I'm reading about them or writing about them. Cheers!

Shannon Baker said...

It sounds like an interesting series. I will check it out

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Nicola Marsh said...

Great minds, Adite :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Shannon, enjoy!