For more info on Top Ten Tuesday & the future schedule go here!There are a few ways you could have interpreted today's topic -- romantic couples, the swooniest most romantic books, or your favorite romance novels!
Jana's Pick: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
OH MY. This book is super romantic and amazing, plus it took place during the best possible day ever. And Allyson and Willem... holy moly. I was swooning all over the place. And it's in Paris! You could not ask for a better love story.
Daisy's Picks: I can't choose, I need categories:
The Swoony YA Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: absolutely LOVED IT! So much tension and a romance actually based on more than just one quick glance! Also, it's set in Paris, can you really think of anything more romantic than falling in love with a boy in a boarding school in PARIS??
The Classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: it really doesn't get any better than the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Seriously. I swoon EVERY TIME at Mr. Darcy's declaration of love towards the end. And I picture Matthew Macfadyen for obvious reasons.
The Sexy Historical Romance Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean: because Callie and Gabriel will forever be my favourite Sarah MacLean couple. They just have this amazing spark and the romance is filled with TENSION and *fans herself*
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Hadley and Oliver): It's really just a SPARK of a romance in this one but it's so wonderful and sweet and such a whirlwind of a day. I used to always have this fantasy, before I was a married spud, about meeting someone (read: very cute & smart guy with exceptional taste in music and movies and books) on a train or plane and falling in love so this book totally was my thang!
Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty (Jessica Darling & Marcus Flutie): I love this series and I loved the growth of them through high school and college and beyond! You want to strangle them sometimes but this series is just great!
River of Time Series- (Gabi and Marcello)- This is a time travel series, involving a modern girl and the typical hot medieval guy. Normally, that would not be appealing to me. WAY too stereotypical. And yet... I absolutely adore these two. Their relationship isn't perfect, it's realistic (well, if you don't count the time traveling stuff.).. every element of their relationship makes it believable. They are a wonderful match for each other, it's practically impossible anyone else being more perfect for them. It's not just fluff, both characters are strong and don't let being in love render them stupid and useless.
20 Boy Summer
(Anna and Matt) - They were best friends, grew up together and knew just about everything about each other. They happened to be two best friends that fall in love. It's also a tragic story, but I still love what they had. I've always been a sucker for the types of romances that come from the best friends falling in love. Somehow it's more romantic than a whirlwind romance. (Always trying to find more stories like that, any suggestions?)
Since Daisy picked mine (both her YA and her classic pick), I'll just have to figure something else out! I am a big fan of Jill Mansell's romantic comedies, not only because they usually have crazy situations that are deliciously twisted around themselves, but because they star likable people who are British (since they all take place in Britain). I think the best word might be "madcap" for her stuff, but my favorite book of hers so far is Take a Chance on Me, followed closely by Staying at Daisy's. If you're looking for a great romantic comedy look no further.
What are your favorite romances in books?? Agree with ours?