Heroines in Pursuit
Each heroine in this list knows the man of her dreams when she sees him, and she is confident enough to act on it, with eventual success. Such a heroine takes the initiative in furthering the emotional and physical relationship with the hero, for example by asking him out, seducing him, compromising him, even proposing to him. She either pursues him for greater parts of the novel, or she shows her love in a major, decisive step towards true commitment. She won’t put up with anything less. In the rare cases she sends him packing for a time, it’s never because she feels she is not good enough for him or that he may feel at some point in the future that he was coerced – she knows she is the best thing that has ever happened to him, and that their love is worth fighting for.
(List begun 06/13, updated 07/13)