Top Ten Tuesday: Love/Valentine’s Day Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I hope whatever your plans are for today, you are treated – if not by a loved one, definitely treat yourself! Personally I always look forward to Feb 15th or, as I like to call it, discount chocolates day! For this week, I thought I’d do a Top Ten Book Couples!

Top Ten Book Couples

Westley & Buttercup
The Princess Bride, William Goldman

Starting things with a classic and one of the greatest love stories ever told. Honestly, this is a wonderful film and a really fun, enjoyable book. It’s very funny, but the love story at the heart is treated with a great deal of respect. And it gave us Cary Elwes in his second-greatest-role-ever (first being Robin Hood, of course).

Sephy & Callum
Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman

Sephy & Callum absolutely ripped my soul in half when I read this book. It’s Forbidden Romance YA and if you haven’t read this yet I strongly recommend it, but it is heart-breaking. Both Sephy and Callum have their flaws, but they come across as very real, relatable characters. It’s been called dystopian, and while it is in many ways, it’s dystopian in the same way as The Handmaid’s Tale – these are overall things that have happened and continued to happen, largely to those who are not part of the white ruling class. The BBC adaption is also very good.

Deadpool & Shiklah
Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet


Everyone’s favourite merc with a mouth finds love in this Paranormal Romance. And this really is a Paranormal Romance, for reasons I explain more in the review. But my favourite bit is definitely getting to see these two fall for each other, and the hilarity that follows when they realise she can’t marry Dracula, as originally intended.

Maia & Edan
The Blood of Stars, Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn Review / Unravel the Dusk Review

Ugh, these two. These two. This novel is wonderful and Lim absolutely delivers on the romance aspect – she writes love stories so, so, so well. Everything I pick up from her is absolute gold, but even with that, Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk are absolutely top tier.

Jude & Cardan
The Folk of the Air, by Holly Black

The Queen of Nothing Review

I can’t fully explain why I love this pair – they’re toxic as hell to each other, they barely do anything but fight, but the way they so deeply care for one another underscores their bickering. Yep, they’re one of those couples where they don’t quite like how they feel about each other, so it often comes out as pure anger. I devoured this series, loving every second.

Harper & Rhen
Cursebreakers, by Brigid Kemmerer

Reviews: A Curse So Dark and Lonely / A Heart So Fierce and Broken / A Vow So Bold and Deadly

My favourite out of these three books is definitely the first one, where the focus is firmly on Harper and Rhen. Once we get into the second book, they’re no longer the main couple, but I think that’s partly the reason why the first is so much stronger. This is a Beauty & the Beast retelling, but there’s a lot more going on here, especially surrounding Rhen’s curse.

Liz & Mack
You Should See Me in a Crown, by Leah Johnson


This is one of the best YA Contemporary novels I’ve read in recent years, and has the absolute sweetest pair at its heart. I loved watching their relationship develop, and the friendly-rivals vibe they have at the start. Honestly a brilliant book.

Mercy & Andromeda
That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole


When I first saw this cover on Twitter, I knew I needed this book. I might have pre-ordered it. It’s an excellent novella, a great Romance, and a wonderful Historical novel. These two absolutely stole my heart, and I loved the ways in which they came together and challenged one another.

Vivienne & Rhys
The Ex Hex by Erin Steling


Because there is a follow-up book to this (The Kiss Curse, which I also loved) we get the bonus of seeing these two in happily married bliss. I adored The Ex Hex, and this was another couple that were just really fun to read about, especially against the backdrop of the curse.

Viola & Justin
A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall


I will shout about this book at every opportunity. A Romance in the truest sense of the word, the love between these two is unbreakable. There are some absolutely heart-breaking moments in here, by Hall has written a wonderful, sweeping love story.

If you have any favourite book couples, I’d love to hear about them – I’m always looking for recommendations!


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