Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they're particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish (and who isn't?). They're all about creating new lists including a little bit of everything and I've been meaning to participate for so long but always seemed to get behind. So here we are and hopefully you'll head over to their page and check out what everyone else put up for this week's Top Ten.
Who doesn't love a good romance right? Whether its innocent first love, passionate and mature, unrequited and full of angst, or any other kind for that matter I'm almost always going to be engrossed and ready for more. I know that makes me a cliche, but I'm OK with it because this girl (points to self) loves to swoon over a good love story!
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #1: Nina & Jared - Jamie McGuire's Providence series
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #2: Pigeon & Travis - Jamie McGuire's Beautiful series
McGuire knows her romance and I hope she keeps it going in the future. This was one of those fiery, passionate, no-holds barred kind of relationships. Lots of fighting, bickering, tensions flaring, breaking up, and then of course making up. Travis' nickname for Abby had me melting, and the fact that while they constantly had to work at their relationship, the fact that they were willing to do the work and put in the time had me rooting for them all the way.
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #3: Tris & Four - Veronica Roth's Divergent series
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #4: Alexis & Tristan - Kristie Cook's Soul Savers series
He was a character that was impossible not to root for simply because you knew he had no one else. He went and defied the odds of nature and fought the evil that wanted to create and use him for their own purposes. And when he found Alexis he found his other half. They have had an uphill battle from the start but they're doing what it takes to make it work.
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #5: Nora & Gavin - Elizabeth Isaacs' Kailmeyra series
While they might be perfect for one another they literally come from different worlds. Once again I got wrapped up in cheerleader mode as I crossed my fingers repeatedly that good would prevail and the old cliche of true love conquering all would come true. Isaacs has a way of writing that is both gripping and engrossing and nearly impossible to break away from.
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #6: Zoe & Jared - Deborah Cook's The Dragon Diaries series
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #7: Sophie & Cal -Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall series
OK so again I think I'm projecting my hopefulness with these two but I love them together. Or at least the idea of them together. Is is mainly one sided on Cal's part? Maybe, but I see the potential for these two and I'm hoping that comes to fruition, and sooner rather than later would be nice. I guess I'm going to have to pick up the finally series installment to find out if I get my wish.
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #8: Rose & Dimitri - Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #9: Penny & Ryan - Elizabeth Eulberg's The Lonely Hearts Club
Now this might not be one of the greatest romances of all times, but it is one of my favorites. Penny starts out afraid to be hurt and a major man hater. It's not until Ryan takes the time to gain her trust and wear down her emotional walls that things start to come into clarity. It was a sweet relationship (albeit a short one) and I couldn't help but fall in love with both of them.
Top Ten Favorite Romances Pick #10: Elizabeth and Darcy - Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice