Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is out top ten romances in books. I’m going to cheat a little bit on number ten – friendship rather than romance. You can join in over at this post.
1. Meghan and Ash from The Iron King – forbidden romance is always the best kind!
2. Karou and Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone – while technically not very romance-y at the moment, Karou and Akiva have a great back story and I have high hopes for their future. I can’t wait for book three.
3. Sam and Grace from Shiver – a slow, sweet insta-love. Does that even make sense? Slow insta-love? But it kind of is, and I love it.
4. Alex and Darla from Ashfall – a relationship forged in an apocalypse is tough and intense. Alex and Darla go through a lot, but survive together.
5. Amy and Elder from Across the Universe – I think Amy and Elder both make each other better people, and are strongest together. Talk about a romance that gets tested time and time again. But they soldier through it and come out stronger for it.
6. Mel and Kit from Team Human – snarky, hesitant and ultimately so cute. Mel and Kit’s romance doesn’t start off on the best foot, but turns into an awesome one.
7. Any of the Argeneau vampires and their significant others (Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau series – love this series! Paranormal romance that follows a family of vampires finding their one true loves. Sexy, humourous, fun and serious, these books have it all!
8. Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter – I’d pick Harry and Ginny, but I never really felt it. Ron and Hermione however, were hilarious. Ron was oblivious, both were nervous, but you knew they were meant to be.
9. Alex and Lena from Delirium – so much crazyness! I’m seeing a theme with my romance couples here. Lots of hardship to overcome in the course of their relationship, but so worth it.
10. Jesse and Leslie from Bridge to Terabithia – one of the best friendships I’ve read about in a young adult or middle grade book. I think if the characters had been older than fifth grade it may very well have been a great romance.