Everybody always talks about book boyfriends, those hot alpha males we all love to read about. But not a lot is said about book girlfriends, those women who you’d love to have next to you in a fight, or as your BFF. Here are my top BBFF (book, best friends, forever)
In contemporary romance, the strong female usually has self confidence and a great sense of humor. Take Jenny Crusie’s Min, for instance in Bet Me. Cal has no idea what hit him. Of course, Suzanne Brockman’s PJ Richards in Harvard’s Education is a sharp shooter, training with SEALS. I’m not messing with her. My personal favorite contemporary heroine has a great job like a lawyer or a business owner, who doesn’t take one bit of the heroes’ nonsense. Julie James’ heroines tend to be wise cracking professional women with a low tolerance for B.S.
Carolyn, my heroine in The Queen’s Wings, isn’t kickass. She’s never been in a fight, unless you count her brother Evan, but he deserved it. He bent the cover of her signed copy of Jude Deveraux’s Knight in Shining Armor. She’s just a regular girl who dreams of becoming a dragon. Yet along the way, she finds a way to be strong, both emotionally and physically.