by Susanna Carr, author of A Deal with Benefits
I have read Harlequin Presents for years and I like more than one type of heroine. I eagerly follow the journeys of innocent virgins and seductive mistresses. I sympathize with the heroines who sacrifice everything to achieve their dreams and I cheer on the ones who bring the Alpha males to their knees. I like reading about the ordinary women I recognize from my world and the exotic princesses from faraway lands.
While writing for Harlequin Presents, I get to create all kinds of heroines. These women come from different circumstances but each one takes risks, makes mistakes and perseveres to get the life they want.
Of the Harlequin Presents heroines I have created, which one is most like you? Take the quiz and find out!
1. You are searching for:
a) A haven
b) Beauty and love
2. Your greatest mistake in love was:
a) Telling the truth while knowing it had the power to destroy
b) Making a choice that would hurt the man you love
c) Getting involved with the wrong man
3. Your favorite travel destination is:
a) A tropical paradise, preferably a private island of your own
b) The cosmopolitan cities of Italy
c) You can’t pick just one and want to travel around the world
4. People think you are:
a) Reckless and daring
b) Naïve and innocent
If the majority of your question are A, then you have a lot in common with Ashley Jones in A Deal with Benefits. Ashley hid away on a private island after a family scandal but Sebastian has stolen her haven. To fight for a small part of her safe little world, Ashley gets a little reckless and doesn’t anticipate the consequences.
Were most of your answers B? You are a lot like Isabella Williams in Her Shameful Secret. Isabella goes to Italy to find beauty and love with the hopes of transforming into a sophisticated woman. Instead, she finds Antonio and dives into a passionate affair. She naively believes this love will last forever but she is too innocent for Antonio’s treacherous world.
Was C your most common choice? You and Zoe Martin from The Tarnished Jewel of Jazaar have a few similarities. Everyone thinks Zoe is trouble, especially the man she is forced to marry. It’s a huge risk to marry Nadir because he might find out her secret, but this is her only chance to escape her brutal world and find freedom. Yet Zoe never thought she would fall for a man who is known as The Beast.
Were your answers a mix? Chances are you have a lot in common with Tina Sharma from Secrets of a Bollywood Marriage. Behind the glamorous façade as Bollywood’s Bad Girl, Tina’s life has been a struggle. She wants a fresh new start even if it means leaving the husband she loves. This Harlequin Presents of mine comes out in April!
Are you most like Ashley, Isabella, Zoe or Tina?
Giveaway! Let us know in the comments which heroine YOU are, and win signed copies of A Deal with Benefits, Her Shameful Secret and The Tarnished Jewel of Jazaar. Contest with close January 27th at 11:59 pm, and winner will be chosen by random draw and announced on January 28th. Open to residents of US and Canada. For full giveaway rules, click here.
Update: This contest is now closed.