Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2012


In honor of it being Valentine's Day and all ... here is a list (in no particular order) of couples that I really enjoyed reading about within this past year:

♥ means that I gave the novel 5 stars
  • Samantha (Sam) & Ethan [from "O Little Town of Bramble" [within Small Town Christmas] by Katie Lane]: Two best friends finding out what they really mean to each other after being apart for years!

  • Isabel (Belly) & Conrad [from "We'll Always Have Summer" [A Summer Novel, Book 3] by Jenny Han]: Belly had a crush on Conrad for as long as she could remember and when he finally reciprocates those feelings she's thrilled, but reading about their trials and tribulations throughout the 'A Summer Novel' series made me love this couple all the more.

  • Renee, Galen, & Jack [from "Trinity" [de La Vega Cats Series, Book 1] by Lauren Dane]: This is one of my fave paranormal tri-mate couples!! Renee is a people pleaser who has a heart of gold but if she mad you had better stand back! Galen is a fierce jaguar shifter who despite his family and what some of them feel he can't get enough of Renee and would do anything for her. Jack--is a werewolf and an enforcer in his pack--comes in and riles up this couple turning them into an exceptional trio who I could stop wanting to read about!! I love their dynamics and the way their relationships played out!! ♥

  • Sabine & Ciar [from "Sabine" [...and the Beast Series, Book 1] by Moira Rogers (aka Bree & Donna)]: Even after fighting in a war, then dealing with Sabine's curse and Ciar's mean mother, it seems this couple can make it through just about anything!

  • Cordelia (Posey) & Liam [from "Until There Was You" by Kristan Higgins]: I have to say that I love the "good girl" with the "bad boy" type of romances and this romance between Posey & Liam has that and a whole lot more!! ♥

  • Lacey, Bram, & Ry [from "The Naughty List" by Jodi Redford]: Three best friends who are trying to make it work by being together, putting to use the remark 'that love can concur all.'

  • Alexis & Seth [from "Racing Outside the Line" [Love Stories at 190 mph Series, Book 1] by Kimberly Montague]: This is a couple who have had to deal with a LOT of trials to even get into a relationship, but seemed to pull through whatever came their way once they were both on the same page about what they wanted from each other! ♥

  • Sophie & Nathan [from "See You In My Dreams" [Speed Series, Book 1] by Jess Dee]: Their story is so great because their chemistry flies off the page that you just want to root for this duo from the very beginning!! Plus, you have the added mystery of their dream meetings and this unique nursery rhyme that only the two of them know because of their grandmothers. Their story is like an Adult Fairy Tale!

  • Merit & Ethan [from "Hard Bitten" [Chicagoland Vampires Series, Book 4] by Chloe Neill]: I don't know why they "work" as a couple but they just do! I love their relationship from how to they "fight" each other in a constant battle of wills but in the end they care about each other more then their responsibilities and more then they should. ♥

  • Stevie Rae & Rephaim [from "Awakened" [House of Night Series, Book 8] by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast]: Their love story started out very unique, it will be very interesting to see how it will evolve, and how their relationship and choices will change as this series goes on. Now they're so cute together I just can't see them apart.

  • Mercy & Adam [from "River Marked" [Mercy Thompson Series, Book 6] by Patricia Briggs]: I'm sooo HAPPY that these two are finally "officially" together!! They have fought hard to get where they are, I just hope that now they can make it all work out for themselves! ♥

  • Kally & MacCauley (Mac) [from "Sneaks" by B. Button]: It's a unique situation that they fall in love within---both being from different time periods and that the first time that they meet Kally is 16-years-old and Mac is an infant. However, over the years (only 3 for Kally yet many more for Mac) they become very close and create a bond that was wonderful to read! It makes you think that they were always meant to be together. They were soul mates.

  • Dakota & Finn [from "Only Mine" [Fools Gold Series, Book 4] by Susan Mallery]: A chance meeting, the town Dakota live in, and a reality show brought this couple together. Before they met, they had completely different life plans and now they never want to be apart!! They are just one of those couples that you want to keep getting new information about.

  • Liliana & Micah [from "Lord of the Abyss" [Royal House of Shadows Series, Book 4] by Nalini Singh]: They are a couple who despite their many differences (at first) prove that who you are on the inside is what matters most. Their story is a part of a series, each book taking a new spin on a fairy tale, and theirs is a new version of The Beauty and The Beast. ♥

  • Carna, Sebastian (Blue), Austin, Jacob & Marcus [from "Claiming Their Mate" [Pack Seduction Series, Book 1] by Stacey Espino]: Four best friends find their destined mate, who just happens to be a tad reluctant at being mated with anyone (let alone the four of them). However, it's nice to read a story about sexy-dominant-shifter-males who will do anything for the woman they love.

  • Mary & Rhage [from "LOVER ETERNAL" [Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 2] by J. R. Ward]: I love the story between these two!! Mary soothes Rhage and his beast, making them want nothing more then to keep her forever ... no matter what the cost. ♥

  • Christy & Alessandro [from "Christy" [within Wish Upon A Star] by Sarah Morgan]: Even though they were recently separated, now they are back together and hotter than ever!! Looking at the relationship these two have together (within and without of work) it's hard to see why they ever needed to be apart!

  • Meghan & Ash [from "The Iron Knight" [The Iron Fey Series, Book 4] by Julie Kagawa]: Their relationship has gone through many trials and tribulations throughout 'The Iron Fey' series but in the end it's all about how much you (and your friends) will go through for the one you love. ♥

  • Aurelia & Stephen [from "Only Mine" [Fools Gold Series, Book 4] by Susan Mallery]: They met on a reality show where they were matched up, even though Aurelia was quite a few years older than Stephen (something she didn't like at first). But in the end, they were each other’s perfect match!! They are just soo cute together, that you want the relationship to work out!!

  • Bronwyn (Bryn) & Chase [from "Raised By Wolves" [Raised by Wolves Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Lynn Barnes]: Brought together by unusual circumstances these two share a bond that most aren't lucky enough to have. However, with the constant danger that seems to exist around them it will be interesting to see where their choices will take them and their relationship. ♥

  • Jemma & Griff [from "That Voodoo You Do" [That Old Black Magic Series, Book 1] by Jodi Redford]: They have been friends since college but laws between witches and their familiars keep them apart, until Jemma takes it into her own hands to being them together. After she does ... there is nothing Griff won't do to make sure they stay together for good. You just gotta love those possessive cat-shifters. =0)

  • Ellie & Mikey [from "You Against Me" by Jenny Downham]: They have a common bond, both want to do and become more than what is already planned for them. Even though it's better for everyone (meaning their families) if they stay apart, they just can't. Once they meet, and even though they shouldn't, it's hard to tear them apart from each other.

  • Kara & Dupree [from "Kiss of Twilight" [Dark Bonds Series, Book 2] by Loribelle Hunt]: These two make quite a pair. Even though they are destined to be together, Dupree thinks he's not good enough for Kara and tries his hardest to be sure that she really wants to be bonded to him before it happens. They just make one great duo, I couldn't get enough of reading about their love story.

  • Abby & Travis [from "Beautiful Disaster" by Jamie McGuire]: They are a couple who stay friends no matter what life throws at them. The relationship that these two share is very fun to read about from the antics that they get each other into to the love that they have for one another. ♥

  • Jordan & Sam (Henry) [from "Catching Jordan" by Miranda Kenneally]: These best friends try to prove that no matter what happens nothing will change between them. But will they make it??

    I did love their friendship and how it progresses throughout the novel.

  • Charlotte & Trace [from "Enchanted By Blood" [within A Vampire for Christmas] by Laurie London]: They were meant to be together, so much so that even the laws of Trace's society couldn't keep them apart.

  • Beth & Wrath [from "DARK LOVER" [Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 1] by J. R. Ward]: They are just so cute together. Even though the King of all vampires (Wrath) probably doesn't want to here that he's cute ... oh wells. *hehee* Beth brings goodness back into Wrath and the Black Dagger Brotherhood's lives. ♥

  • Amy & Tristan [from "His Eyes" by Renee Carter]: They had a rough start when they first got together since they both were from different worlds. However, over time Amy & Tristan's relationship grows from mutual respect with a tentative friendship into something a whole lot more.

  • Alexia & Lee [from "King of Darkness" [Chronicles of Yavn, Book 1] by Elisabeth Staab]: These are two people who are very protective of their friends. And even though they are complete opposites in some ways, they seem very similar in others. I can't wait to see what will happen to these two and were they'll end up as this series progresses.

Is there any couple who you would add to this list?? If so---who, from which book, and why??


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