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Here is today's hot topic:
Who are your favorite romantic couples?
Since we are in February and nearing Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist doing a love themed post. I am not the biggest romance reader, but I won't deny that I always appreciate a well written romantic relationship. I can't decide if I like the romances that start out antagonistic, the whole opposites attract and they can't stand each other at first routine, or the sweet life long friends who realize they have romantic feelings for one another. I adore both of these tropes. Today, I decided to put together a short list of my favorite romantic couples, and I am certain I will miss a few, but you can all help me fill in the ones I forget. So let's see who is on my list of favorite romantic couples:
Kate and Curran from the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews: Last year, I finally discovered this wildly popular series, and I found out that had been missing out. This is one of the best UF series out. For all of you romance lovers, fear not, it has a fantastic romance. One that starts out antagonistic. It takes a few books before they get together, and when they do, it is totally worth the wait. I love that their relationship still has its ups and downs. There are moments of jealousy and doubt, which are quite funny, but in the end, Kate and Curran are completely devoted to one another. Love them!
Meg and Simon from The Others Series by Anne Bishop: This is a relationship that is still in the works after the third book. I love the way that the two are coming together. The started out on shaky ground, not trusting one another, since Meg is human and Simon is a wolf. Slowly, they have become friends and now something more is developing. I love the funny little misunderstandings that come from Meg's human nature and Simon's wolfishness. I can't wait for the next book to see how it evolves.
Barrons and Mac from the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning: Here is another relationship that starts out completely antagonistic, and talk about opposites attract. Barrons is wickedly bad and so sexy, while Mac begins the journey in bubblegum pink and completely innocent. Boy do things change. Loved watching this one unfold.
Trent and Rachel fromThe Hollows Series by Kim Harrison: Another wonderful opposites attract/ can't stand each other relationship that evolves. This one was all kinds of wicked fun, and I would have never guessed the two would get together. It takes its sweet time getting there, but it is so fun watching these two spar. Then when they do fall in love, it melted my heart.
Adrian and Sydney from the Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead: This is a forbidden love type romance and a case of opposites attract. Sydney is an alchemist born to fear vampires or the Moroi in this case, but she is sworn to protect them. She slowly finds herself giving up her life long blinders as she falls in love with the reckless rascal, Adrian. Loved watching these two come together.
Beast and Sybella from Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers: This was just a fantastic and beautifully written romance. This one takes on the popular theme where two characters with tortured pasts come together, fall in love and heal one another. This is also a case of opposites attract, but it isn't antagonist. Read this one.
Brody and Lety from Once Loved by Cecy Robson: I am not the biggest fan of the NA genre, but I can't resist a book written by Ms. Robson. This is my favorite romance by her to date. I adored Lety and Brody. They have lots of burdens and troublesome pasts, and then they come together and love and heal. I love the humor in this one. Brody is adorable.
Ben and Fallon from November 9: by Colleen Hoover: This is a romance that is a bit different. A burned and scarred girl, meets a boy unexpectedly in a restaurant the day before she is planning to move to New York. They have a wonderful day together, and then they make a pact. They agree to meet next year on the same date, but they can't contact each other in between times. They plan to do this for the next five years. You can imagine what will happen. It is sweet, and wonderful and there is a bit of a twist. Loved this one.
Malachi and Lela from Guards of the Shadowlands by Sarah Fine: I couldn't do a romantic couple list without including a couple from Sarah Fine. Ms. Fine writes some of the best romances. I loved watching these two meet, become friends and fall in love. Their relationship is beautiful and pure and completely altruistic.
Scarlet and Rhett from Gone with the Wind: I had to conclude my list with the couple that still gets me every time. I adore this pair. They are stubborn, outspoken and neither can follow the boundaries of society. They are perfect for one another, but Scarlet is too stupid to see it. I still love them both fiercely, even if they do get it wrong.
So there you have my picks for favorite romantic couples. I am most eager to see who makes your list. Share them in the comments.
Next week's TMST:
What are the some of the best light and fluffy or funny books you have read lately?