However, it’s not just the leading ladies that I love; the rest of the cast of characters tend to be just as colorful and multidimensional as the leads.As I read a Gemma Burgess novel, I tend to fall just as much in love with the romantic interests, as well as find myself wishing I could hang out with the main character’s friends.
In Burgess’s novels you won’t find any passive women–unless that’s part of their character development.
You will, however, find female characters with agency, strengths, fears, doubts, confidence, and wardrobes that will make you jealous.
While I continue to read each of Burgess’s novels for the other reasons on this list, it’s the characters that assure each book becomes one of my favorites.
If you’re still on the fence about checking out one of Burgess’s novels (how is that even possible after my amazing arguments??
Real women’s lives are just as much about work and friendships and family as they are about romance, and it’s nice to read books that reflect real life.
Burgess obviously strives to write her novels as true to life as possible, and it’s something readers will notice as they page through her books.
With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof.
The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed…but what happens when she meets her match?
It’s a category aimed at college students, recent graduates, and twenty-somethings dealing with issues relevant to people in that age group: student loans, finding a job, starting a career, moving out on their own, etc.
Although Burgess’s first two novels, , Angie endeavors to stop running away from her problems and face them head on, all while trying to break into the fashion world of New York City.
For instance, check out a recent tweet of hers: Burgess writes about modern women, and the majority of modern women tend to have somewhat progressive leanings–whether they identify as feminist or not.