Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Top Ten Tuesday - Romances You Think Would Last Outside The Book!
We're Talking Romances You Think Would Last Outside The Book!
Possible spoilers ahead!
1. Julia says: Mr Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Predjudice.
I think this one is no brainer, and kind of a cop out for me :). Darcy and Elizabeth overcame a lot to get where they ended up, and that makes their relationship stronger for it. They already know how they would deal with the bad times. Besides, it took them forever to get together. They should have some happiness.
2. Tahleen says: Cleo Quinn and Johnny LaVenture in Take a Chance on Me.
After my husband listed a bunch of couples that die before the end of the book, claiming that their relationships carried on in the afterlife, and then named two characters that aren't even in the same play, I came up with this one instead. Cleo and Johnny go through a lot before they finally see that they belong together, and because their relationship is so believable I have to believe they will stick together. You can read Daisy's review of this book here.
3. Jen says: Anna and St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss.
Okay, this could just be wishful thinking on my part. BUT I really think that these two could make it work in the real world. Anna and St. Clair compliment each other well and even in the book they just seemed real.
4. Kelly says: Harry and Ginny from the Harry Potter series.
These two, with how similar and understanding they are of each other could definitely keep it together in the real world, whether it be wizarding or Muggle. Their relationship (and sometimes lack of) was a great part of the Harry Potter books...but definitely not a great part of the movies :\
5. Paula says: Westley and Butter from The Princess Bride
Is there a more perfect example of true love? Westley becomes the Dread Pirate Roberts for her. He comes back from the brink of death for her. This is fairy tale love of your life stuff- but I do think it could work in the real world. It wasn't just a "hey I've known you for 3 days let's get married" deal. Instead- before they got separated from each other, they knew each other for years and had a real love that developed. That would last outside of fairytale land.
6. Bridget says: Travis and Nora from Watchers
In the book, Travis and Nora are utterly perfect for one another. They each draw each other out of their respective shells in different ways: Nora finally learns the world is not the dark, scary place she was brought up to believe it was, and Travis learns to love again without fear of the "Cornell Curse" he believes to follow him around (he has ended up alone for several years due to untimely deaths of friends and loved ones). Modern-ish fairytale stuff, for sure, but under less extreme circumstances than are presented in the book, I think this relationship would have a future in the real world. Read my review here, and then go read the book because it's awesome.
And I (Jamie) would totally have a few picks up but I'M GETTING MARRIED ON FRIDAY! I totally even forgot that today was Tuesday with all the crazy rushing around I was doing sooo sorry that this went up late!