Monday, February 28, 2011

Guest Post: Top 10 Favourite Couples

Join me in welcoming Dwayne from Girls Without A Bookshelf today! I adore Dwayne, she's a wonderful book blogger, one of my favourites and I look forward to the day that we actually meet! For now, over to Dwayne and her favourite couples...

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a romantic at heart, and I love reading books that has even the tiniest bit of romance in it. Children's, YA, adult, historical, paranormal - as long as it has romance, I am in for it. Of course, my reading list is not only testament for that, but also holds some of the best love stories I have come across. Let me share with you my top ten couples - and mind you, it was very difficult to list!

10. Alex and Brittany (Perfect Chemistry, Simone Elkeles)
A cheerleader and a gang member - two different people, two very different lives, but ultimately just two sides of one coin. And yes, they do have a perfect chemistry!

9. Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)
Of coooourse these two are one of my favourites. Why, they have what I personally call the classic romance! Pray, tell - what's not to love?

8. Quince and Lily (Forgive my Fins, Terra Lynn Childs)
I think I have giggled and reveled over the love-hate relationship between these two too much. For the life of me I'll never get enough of their 'accidental' romance though - that just shows that sometimes, what you really want is just right in front of you!

7. Isobel and Varen (Nevermore, Kelly Creagh)
Two very unlikely couple - but their feelings are so much deeper than just hormonal attractions. These two may be a genteel couple, but the focus on their feelings for each other makes them one of my favourites to sigh over!

6. Daniel and Lucy (My Name is Memory, Ann Brashares)
Don't we always melt whenever a guy says he'll wait for the girl however long it takes? Well, Daniel (his soul, at least) has waited for Lucy for centuries, literally. These two are soul mates in every sense of the word, and there's nothing more romantic than two people coming together after a lifetime (or more) of waiting.

5. Alona and Will (The Ghost and the Goth, Stacey Kade)
Death was certainly not the end for these two - and I have never ever felt happier about a lead character's death than I did with Alona! Though she and Will are at the opposite end of the spectrum (and of the high school social ladder), together they are certainly much more than average! I adore them.

4. Violet and Jay (The Body Finder, Kimberly Derting)
I always find myself coming back to re-read Violet and Jay's love story. I also cannot say no to the best-friend-turned-boyfriend romances, and these two has the best of the lot.

3. Patch and Nora (Hush Hush Series, Becca Fitzpatrick)
There is nothing more attractive than a mysterious bad boy - now, pair that one with a studious girl and you get a destructive combination. That's exactly what these two do to me.

2. Katniss and Peeta (The Hunger Games Series, Suzanne Collins)
I love the series. I love the characters. The romance? Addictive! I always melt whenever I remember all of Peeta's sacrifices for Katniss and how, ultimately, the selflessness draws Katniss to him. It's a classic 'he-finally-gets-the-girl' story, and I'll probably pine for these two longer than Peeta pined for Katniss!

1. Cat and Bones (Night Huntress Series, Jeanine Frost)
This is pretty much self-explanatory to anyone who have read the series. To those who haven't, it's time for you to begin reading it! Cat and Bones are electric. Explosive. They sizzle. I can never get enough of them!

PS - chapter 32!

There you have it - my personal favourites. I'm sure I'll add more to the list as I indulge in more romance books, but as of now - these couples rock!

Thank you Michelle for the guest post - you rock too! Although it's past the fourteenth now, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the love month!

Ah! I love it when this happens, I haven't read most of these! But oh, how I want to NOW! Do head over to Dwayne's blog, Girls Without a Bookshelf and say hello. Thank you for a wonderful guest post Dwayne, and for ending Love Month! Last, but certainly not least :)


  1. There are some hot couples here. Violet and Jay and definitely becoming my favourite pair.

  2. There are some fab couples in there and a few books which I haven't come across yet. Fab post Dwayne :D

  3. I have read most of the others and all my faves are on there. I like Violet and Jay they are my fave at the minute. I haven't read (Night Huntress Series, Jeanine Frost)
    but after reading this, I'm off to Amazon. x

  4. I haven't read Neverwhere, Ghost and Goth, Forgive My Fins OR the Night Huntress series.. but I really want to now, thanks Dwayne :)

  5. I've got the Night Huntress series in my TBR pile. I can't wait to start reading them! I have not read any of these others, but I will for sure go look for them!


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