Paula likes independent and intelligent heroines.
Gone are the days (I hope!) when heroines in romance novels
were wimps or naïve virgins, waiting for the alpha heroes to seduce and
dominate them. Not my scene at all. I want my heroines to be independent and
intelligent women. They don’t:
(a) think they’re ‘incomplete’ without a man, but they do
find joy in loving and being loved.
(b) want to dominate or be dominated, but
consider themselves equal.
(c) seek to ‘tame’or change a man, but accept him as he is.
(d) think of themselves as someone’s ‘other half’, but want
to bring to the relationship their whole self, and they want their man to do
They want a relationship with mutual respect, caring,
understanding and, of course, love. Of course, they’re not perfect – they may
have their inner insecurities and/or they make mistakes, but they’re prepared
to admit to these and do whatever they can to put things right.
All my heroines commit themselves, heart and soul, to the
men they love – and at the same time, they learn more about themselves as they
struggle to overcome the problems which threaten to keep them apart.