I’ve noticed recently that the heroines in books are often a klutz.
Remember Bella in Twilight??? Awkwardness and klutz personified.
Fifty Shades of Gray?? Ana is also a klutz.
Is this characteristic so popular because many of us can identify with a woman who stumbles into a room, rather than glides? Who drops a piece of food onto her new white shirt? Who, especially when under stress, trips over something, bumps into a wall or door jamb, spills her purse contents all over the floor?
I can identify with such a character. I was the girl who spilled salad dressing on the front of my prom dress at the dinner prior to the dance. I can remember knowing a boy (who I really, really wanted to impress) was in a specific restaurant, then casually walking in with some friends, only pulling the front door open the wrong way (you were supposed to push not pull) and hearing it make a loud sound that made him–and other patrons–sit up and notice.
I remember climbing the stairs at a football game…and on my way to the very top, tripping and ending up sprawled in a strange man’s lap. Oh, yes, of course he had a drink in his hand.
Ms. Right…Was Right Under His Nose!
Betsy McGregor is down on her luck–and pretty down on love, too. Besides being out of work for so long, she’d also harbored a secret crush on Ryan Harcourt since forever. When she finally lands a job, Betsy finds herself not only working for the handsome lawyer she’s always loved, but also agreeing to play matchmaker for him And vice versa!
But the more time Ryan spends trying to find Betsy a match, the more he realizes he really wants her for himself. Could true love have been right in front of him all along? If Ryan can ever get Betsy to admit her real feelings, they could just find themselves saying “I do” this Valentine’s Day.
I’m giving away THREE copies of this book, drawn from everyone who shares their klutziest moment. Hey, since I’ve bared my soul, you can bare yours. Oh, if you’ve never been klutzy, tell me if you find a klutzy heroine appealing…or irritating!