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message 1: by jenjn79 (last edited Jun 10, 2008 05:14PM) (new)

jenjn79 | 409 comments Mod
Read a book with a heroine who is less than perfect in some way? Maybe she's got a fuller figure, a disability, some serious scarring, or something else. If so, post a comment with the book title, author, genre, the heroine's name and what makes the her different!

If you can and have time, please add a link to the book here on GR :)

Category Romance
Justine Davie - A Whole Lot of Love
--Layla - fuller figured

Contemporary Romance
Catherine Anderson - Phantom Waltz
--Bethany - paraplegic
Catherine Anderson - Sweet Nothings
--Molly - fuller figured
Catherine Anderson - Blue Skies
--Carly - blindness
Catherine Anderson - My Sunshine
--Laura - brain damage

Historical Romance
Catherine Anderson - Annie's Song
--Annie - deaf
Lisa Kleypas - Devil In Winter (plus other Wallflowers books)
--Evie - stutter

Romantic Suspense
Sharon Sala - Nine Lives, Cut Throat and Bad Penny
--Cat - knife scarring


message 2: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz | 0 comments Medieval Romance:

THE WARRIOR TRAINER -Gerri Russell
Scotia-- trains men to be warriors, hides her status to avoid being treated like an outcast

A TALE OF TWO VIKINGS -Sandra Hill
Helga the Homely, full figured big boned very tall woman, considered unattractive

Regency Romance:

THE LADY'S TUTOR Robin Schone
Elizabeth, "older" married woman in her 30s with 2 kids, breasts sag, thick thighs, a bit dumpy and unsure of herself as a woman

THE LOVER Robin Schone
Anne, 36 year old spinster, very plain, drab and boring, sheltered, thick around the waist, small breasted, afraid of living

THE SPYMASTER'S LADY Joanna Bourne ****SPOILER***
Annique, blind

Paranormal Romance
WICKED DEEDS ON A WINTER'S NIGHT Kresley Cole
Kaderin the Cold Hearted, cannot feel emotion




message 3: by Eastofoz (new)

Eastofoz | 0 comments Good list idea Isis for both the hero and the heroine for those of us looking for something a little less than perfect :)


message 4: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 409 comments Mod
Category Romance
Hot On His Trail - Karen Hughs
--Calley - heart condition
A Man Like Mac - Fay Robinson
--Keely - Olympic runner hit by a car, suffering serious injuries (lungs, legs)
(hero is a paraplegic)
The Sharpest Edge - Stephanie Rowe
--Kim - scars from a knife

Contemporary Romance
Evening Hours - Mary Lynn Baxter
--Kaylee - scarred and unable to have kids after a car accident
When Bruce Met Cyn - Lori Foster
--Cyn - former prostitute

Romantic Suspense
Missing - Sharon Sala
--Ally - limp (club foot?) and considered plain


message 5: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Historical
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
--Aline Marsden – legs severely scarred in a fire
Midnight Fire by Madeline Baker
--Carolyn Chandler - plain
The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase
--Esme Brentmor - plain & tom-boyish
Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
--Amanda Briars - fuller-figured
The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
--Leda Etoile - plain

Contemporary
Killjoy by Julie Garwood
--Avery Delaney – scarred & infertile from an attempt on her life as a child
First Comes Baby (Harlequin SuperRomance #1405) by Janice Kay Johnson
--Laurel Woodall - plain & rape survivor

Paranormal
Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward
--Mary Luce – scarred, infertile, has leukemia & is considered plain
Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
--Grace Alexander - plain & somewhat fuller-figured
Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
--Jane Whitcomb - plain


message 6: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 409 comments Mod
Romantic Suspense
Mission Crazy books (Steele Street) - Tara Janzen
--Skeeter Bang - dresses punk, has a facial scar


message 7: by Auntee (new)

Auntee | 86 comments Erotic Romance
TAKE ME by Bella Andre
--Lily Ellis-full figured gal


message 8: by Miss Kim (last edited Mar 13, 2009 09:55AM) (new)

Miss Kim (thatsmisskimtoyou) | 9 comments Contemporary Romance

Magnolia Moon by Joann Ross

--Regan Hart - body scars Magnolia Moon (Ross, Joann. Callahan Brothers Trilogy, 3.) by JoAnn Ross


message 9: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 409 comments Mod
Contemporary Romance
Fearless by Diana Palmer
--Glory - limp from being abused as a child, and hereditary heart problems (serious)


message 10: by Julianna (last edited Jul 08, 2008 06:55PM) (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Historical/Erotic
Beyond Seduction by Emma Holly
--Merry Vance - plain


message 11: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 409 comments Mod
Romantic Suspense
Into the Fire - Suzanne Brockmann
--Hannah - deaf and has a limp


message 12: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Paranormal
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
--Bella Swan - Plain & extremely clumsy

Contemporary
Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
--Grace Jenkins - Full-figured


message 13: by Miss Kim (new)

Miss Kim (thatsmisskimtoyou) | 9 comments Parnormal

Night Play

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

-- Bride McTierney-- size 18


message 14: by Rowena (new)

Rowena (rowenacherry) | 4 comments Futuristic/Fantasy


Insufficient Mating Material by Rowena Cherry

--Princess Marsh-- overweight, wears corset, airhead (or so she seems), 35 years old, an ineffective parent of teenage sons


message 15: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Historical
Summer Breeze by Catherine Anderson
--Rachel Hollister - Agoraphobic


message 16: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Contemporary
Some Enchanted Season by Marilyn Pappano
--Maggie McKinney - Severely scarred from a car accident and has partial amnesia


message 17: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Historical
The Bride Thief by Jacquie D'Alessandro
--Samantha Briggeham - Plain, wears glasses, prefers scientific pursuits over balls


message 18: by Miss Kim (last edited Mar 13, 2009 10:46AM) (new)

Miss Kim (thatsmisskimtoyou) | 9 comments My dirty mind had me chuckling at the last line of message 17. heheheh

Romantic Suspense
Cheyanne McCray's Moving Target
Ani - burns on her back and a gunshot scar in her shoulder. She was size 22 until her ordeal.


message 19: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments LOL Kim.;-)


message 20: by Robyn (last edited Apr 07, 2009 01:13PM) (new)

Robyn (bamamom) | 8 comments CONTEMPORY ROMANCE
Heart of Stone by Diana Palmer
Keely, scarred on chest and arm after being mauled by a lion.


message 21: by Auntee (new)

Auntee | 86 comments Romantic Suspense
Defender by Catherine Mann
Chloe Nelson--diabetic on her second kidney transplant.



message 22: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Claire Fraser in Outlander she thinks much more pragmatically, not interested in cooking, thinks more like a man.


message 23: by Deanna (new)

Deanna Noble | 8 comments I thought I posted this but now I'm not sure.

The Raven Prince
the hero is scared from small pox on his face

To Beguile A Beast
Allistar Monroe has lost an eye from torture


message 24: by Miss Kim (last edited Sep 16, 2009 04:43AM) (new)

Miss Kim (thatsmisskimtoyou) | 9 comments Contemporary Romance

Laurel from Erin McCarthy's Mouth To Mouth. She is deaf.


message 25: by Heather L (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) Romantic Suspense
Under Lock and Key by Sylvie Kurtz

Heroine has facial scars from a burning car wreck.


message 26: by BookReader1 (new)

BookReader1 | 1 comments Romantic Suspense

Close Enough To Kill by Beverly Barton
Caught by Jami Alden
Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann
Next to Die by Marliss Melton
Blind Curve by Annie Solomon


message 27: by Gx345 (new)

Gx345 | 2 comments historical
change of heart by candice hern
plain and was abused
courting miss Hattie by Pamela morsi
very plain
the bewitched Viking by Sandra hill
very freckled
the de burgh bride by Deborah Simmons
plain with a very bad temper


Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) Julie (Mom2lnb) wrote: "Paranormal
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
--Bella Swan - Plain & extremely clumsy

Contemporary
Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
--Grace Jenkins - Full-figured"


And Bella was too needy and had to have everything her way. Bella had the "All About Me" thing going on.


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