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Lonely, shy & geeky heroines (historical & contemporary)

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2017, 2:57:30 PM PST
Anne in VA says:
@ Cat's Romance
Is STRANDED! any good?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2017, 11:31:17 AM PST
Shy heroines:
Winning the Wallflower by Eloisa James
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway
His Road Home by Anna Richland
Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan
Artistic License by Elle Pierson
The Reluctant Nerd by Sandra Paul
The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand
The Shy Bride by Lucy Monroe
The Chocolate Heart by Laura Florand
Stranded! by Pepper Pace
Bare It All by Lori Foster
Talking Dirty with the CEO by Jackie Ashenden
The Nerd and the Marine by D.R. Grady
Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley

Posted on Jan 19, 2017, 8:37:21 PM PST
Angela says:
Hester Waring's Marriage (The Dilhorne Dynasty)

The Magic of Living (Best of Betty Neels)

Silver Lining

The Patient Nurse (Man of the Month)

Lady Gallant

The Coming Home Place (Monogram) by Mary Spencer (1994-07-03)

My Only Love

Posted on Jan 19, 2017, 8:36:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2017, 8:37:02 PM PST
Angela says:
The Secret Swan

All for Love

Baby Love (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan series Book 1)

The First Snowdrop (Signet Regency Romance)

His Diamond Bride (Diamonds are Forever)

The Bridal Veil

Shades Of Twilight

This is all I ask (de Piaget Family)

The Courtship Of Izzy Mccree (10th Anniversary Promotion)

Wanting What You Get

Posted on Jan 19, 2017, 3:13:29 PM PST
Donna says:

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2016, 3:39:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 4, 2016, 3:39:42 AM PDT
V says:
Lily in Blue Heroine is really smart and pretty geeky. She started college at 15 and she's a Trekkie. She's uncomfortable with men. She doesn't realize how beautiful she is and has no clue when she's being hit on. She drives the H crazy because she's so clueless about their relationship. The only thing this heroine is not is lonely. She has friends.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016, 10:57:08 PM PDT
song says:
I agree with and loved A Reclusive Heart (A Hollywood Hearts Novel Book 2), Bare It All and Breathe (Colorado Mountain Series Book 4).

I would add Baking For Keeps (Men Worth Melting For Book 1), Giving Chase (The Chase Brothers, Book 1), Calen's Captive (A Singular Obsession Book 2), Over the Fence, and Hammer's Fall (The Breakers' Bad Boys Book 1).

One's where the heroine is really shy but considered really beautiful is Splendor (Inevitable #2) and Shattered & Scarred: The Sacred Hearts MC

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2016, 5:10:59 PM PDT
Anne in VA says:
That's interesting. The book description said "a ravishing beauty with voluptuous curves and haughty full lips", which automatically turned me off the book. I'll take your word over the publisher ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2016, 10:54:13 AM PDT
Anne in VA,
The heroine is described plain and even ugly (fat, too wide hips and shoulders with no self confidence) in The Hunter, the previous book. At least in comparsion to the previous heroines who were both very beautiful. I think it's more in the eyes of the hero that he thinks she is beautiful, likes her wide hips etc. The heroine isn't confident with her looks. I was a bit worried to read this book because she was described so unattractive and now she is the next heroine. In The Highlander she is described to be very elegant and has new dressess that complement her.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2016, 8:22:50 AM PDT
Anne in VA says:
Let me know how The Highlander goes. I was hesitant to read it because I don't like the "beautiful governess" theme in historicals, but I do like this author.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016, 6:23:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2016, 6:25:15 AM PDT
Just started reading The Highlander (Victorian Rebels) by Kerrigan Byrne and I think it might fit. The heroine is mentioned in previous book The Hunter and my conseption about her is mostly from that book. Great series by the way and I would recommend to read the whole series (The first book is The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels)).

Posted on Sep 3, 2016, 2:27:09 AM PDT
FangFan says:

Posted on Sep 1, 2016, 6:08:17 PM PDT
Donna says:

Posted on Mar 11, 2014, 5:18:40 PM PDT
HelenaP says:
The heroine in Artistic License is very shy and a bit geeky, although not lonely - she actually enjoys being by herself, which is part of the conflict with the romance.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014, 5:02:33 PM PDT
Anne in VA says:
Has anyone read Courtney Milan's new book The Countess Conspiracy (The Brothers Sinister, Book 3). I think the h may fit as "geeky." I really loved this book.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014, 4:17:17 PM PDT
Beatrice says:

Posted on Dec 26, 2013, 6:06:10 AM PST
Serena says:

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013, 5:51:16 AM PST
flipoid says:
Too bad it's so expensive!

Posted on Nov 27, 2013, 8:54:44 AM PST
RomReaderr says:
Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista
A Facade to Shatter (Harlequin Presents\Sicily's Corretti Dynasty) by Lynn Raye Harris

Posted on Nov 27, 2013, 1:23:42 AM PST
duongdo says:

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2013, 7:20:00 AM PDT
Looks wonderful

Posted on Oct 2, 2013, 3:33:26 AM PDT
Neeta says:
Lucy Monroe's Watch Over Me. The heroine is the epitome of geekdom. She's the typical "absent minded professor" type - except she's some sort of super-scientist. She finds it incredibly hard to trust people since she's such a genius her family sort of emotionally abandoned her and her boyfriend sold her out to terrorists. She also has no filter between her brain and her mouth, which makes for some really entertaining verbal exchanges with the super macho alpha bodyguard. It's part of the Goddard Project series, but can be read as a stand alone. Bonus points coz it's a case of the hot guy falling for the curvy girl!! Love that!!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2013, 3:38:22 PM PDT
Freshcookies says:
@ eBook - oh definitely! Black and brown seem to be under-represented in romances (Regency in particular).

I don't see why this should be so, as in England they have plenty people with this colouring owing to the Norman invasion of 1066.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2013, 11:12:39 AM PDT
So well said. This is the book that drew me to Elizabeth Hoyt.

Posted on Oct 1, 2013, 7:28:31 AM PDT
I reread it once a year at least.
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