Her prefatory remarks, and Number One on the list:
"As a card-carrying member of Hopeless Romantics Inc, I see Lerve stories everywhere. So my top 10 flawed romantic heroines aren't confined to traditional romance novels: for me, the most intriguing part of many novels, whether they be literary, crime or popular fiction, is the romantic bit. Sigh."Read about the other nine titles on Jordan's list.
1. Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Beatrice might be beautiful, brave and loyal, but you'd better stay on her good side. When someone comments that Benedick "is not in your books", she replies, "No; an he were, I would burn my study." When told that Benedick is friends with Claudio, she says, "O Lord, he will hang upon him like a disease ... God help the noble Claudio!" Luckily Benedick likes it rough - when he finally proposes, she agrees " ... upon great persuasion; and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption." I wouldn't want to be in Benedick's shoes if he misses bin night.
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