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At least it was a library book

I have a pet peeve.

This pet peeve is "Historical" romances with "modern" women who are too stupid to live.

Arabella Blydon in Julia Quinn's novel _Dancing at Midnight_ is truly too stupid to live. It's an older book and I've read a number of romances by Quinn that I enjoyed but this is just painful. Utterly painful.

It's a rather common thing, gives me a rash, but Quinn is certainly not alone. A "strong" woman is not an idiot. A "strong" woman trusts her man to be competent.

Please repeat these two sentences after me all you romance writers! A "strong" woman is not an idiot. A "strong" woman trusts her man to be competent.

Now tattoo it on your forehead.

Thank you.


Trooper York said…
"Now tattoo that on your forehead."

Hey you stole the plot from "The Hangover 2"
Synova said…

I'm told I should see that.
Big Mike said…
Yes. One of my own pet peeves as well. Woman is intelligent, successful (sometimes in a challenging career) and then does unbelievably stupid things.

The romance writers need to follow Ron Howard's advice -- he says he made Conan a bit stupid because no intelligent person would get into the situations that Conan would get into.

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