Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Romances

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme brought to you by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish (the button also belongs to them).  This week’s theme is the Top Ten Favorite Romances.

1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell– This book is the ultimate love-before-first-sight situation… Lincoln falls for Beth through the emails she exchanges with friend/co-worker, Jennifer.

2. Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon– This is a book about finding love and happiness in an unexpected time and place.  I really loved it when I read it, but it hasn’t stuck with me very well… still, I think it’s worth a read if you are in the mood for a romantic twist.

3. Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy– Now this book actually fits into the romance genre (the first two are more chick lit) and is probably one of the best romances I’ve ever read.  The characters have real fears and problems going into their relationship, yet they talk about their problems.  And interact like adults.  It also has a hot racecar driver as the male lead, so there is that plus, too.

4. On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves– Another actual romance.  This one has two people stranded on a deserted island.  I mean to reread it one of these days, as it was quite fun.

5. Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl– This romance involved academia and a microbrewery…  and those are a couple of things I really enjoy.

6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte– I will never get tired of the Jane-Rochester romance.

7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn– Yeah, I’m totally crazy, I know.  But Nick and Amy’s relationship was definitely the most interesting marital relationship I’ve ever read.  And while “romantic” isn’t the best word for it… there is certainly an element of love gone wrong to it.

8. The Stephanie Plum love triangle– I am usually not a huge fan of love triangles because there is never much mystery to me who is the better choice for the protagonist.  But even though Joe Morelli is clearly Stephanie’s better choice, Ranger is irresistible.  So yeah, here is a love triangle I like because I want both dudes to win somehow.

9. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay– It’s always nice to see two very damaged people learning to love and heal.

10. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris– Oh, Eric, you handsome Viking vampire.  These books were pretty much just fun little throwaways, but I really enjoyed the Eric+Sookie times.

What are some of your favorite romances?  Also, am I the only one who has been craving chocolate like mad because of all the chocolate commercials this time of year?

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Romances

  1. Attachments was so cute!
    Yeah, somehow I’m rooting for BOTH guys with Stephanie… Not gonna happen? LOL
    Simply adored The Sea of Tranquility ❤ but you know that! 🙂
    Lovely list!!!

  2. what a great list! esp. Attachments and Flat Out Sexy. I also really loved Bad Boys Do. Meant to put it on my honorable mentions, but it was left on the cutting room floor. I am really looking forward to reading Sea of Tranquility, too. gotta get on that. also, yay for Stephanie Plum! I feel the same way you do about Morelli & Ranger

    • I know it is a crazy choice, but I was thinking about couples and they kept popping up in my head. Totally dysfunctional, but I would read about their relationship over and over again!

  3. I loved WIFE 22 and thought about putting it on my list as well. I love that you included GONE GIRL that made me giggle a bit. I included an anti list on mine and totally forgot about that one!

  4. Nice list! I loved Wife 22 as well! I have to admit when I first saw Gone Girl up there I did a double take…but then I realized it’s sort of like my Scarlett/Rhett Butler pairing. It’s not the most healthy relationship (or one I’d want to be in) but it is certainly interesting to read about!

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