Friday, February 10, 2012

TGIF (19): Love Stories


TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous Ginger, who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out!

What are some of your favorite fictional love stories?

This is yet another great question from Ginger, and I'm really excited to answer this one! I'm a sucker for romance, so it figures that I would be attracted to stories that bring it. This makes it hard to narrow down my favorite love stories, so I'm just going to divide them into two categories: young adult and historical romance.


YOUNG ADULT

Etienne & Anna (Anna and the French Kiss)
Cricket & Lola (Lola and the Boy Next Door)
Ky & Cassia (Matched)
Vincent & Kate (Die for Me)
Sam & Grace (Shiver/Linger/Forever)


HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Sebastian & Evie (Devil in Winter)
Brodick & Gillian (Ransom)
Colin & Penelope (Romancing Mr. Bridgerton)
Caine & Jade (Guardian Angel)
Gabriel & Callie (Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake)

I'm also a huge fan of the romance in Pride and Prejudice, which definitely deserves a shout-out!

What are your favorite love stories?
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45 comments:

  1. Sam and Grace from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series would be one of my top picks too, they are such a great couple! <3

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  2. Anna and Lola are totally on my list too! I haven't read the Mercy Falls series yet but I know I definitely need to get on that like ASAP!

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  3. Loving such a detailed list! Sam and Grace were oh so epic - maybe a tad dramatic sometimes I thought, but they made a cute couple :-)

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  4. I still need to read Anna & Lola. They've been on my shelf forever and I hear the best things about them...

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  5. I'm a fan of Anna and Etienne's romance as well, loved the tension between the two of them. Although I did feel a bit frustrated that it took so long for them to get together.

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  6. ooh, Sebastian & Evie...such a great one! he really turned himself around, didn't he...i didn't know how she would write it after the way the previous book ended, but i loved how it was resolved. :) And Colin & Penenlope, too! they're such a great couple! Great list!


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  7. Persuasion by Jane Austen is my favorite love story!

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  8. I should definitely have added Die For Me!! And apparently I need to read up on some historical romance authors, I'm still a newbie when it comes to Julie Garwood, Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn (but The Duke and I is on its way to me, so this will be remedied soon :) ). Romance brightens up any book :)

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  9. Oh, the Devil in Winter. Classic in the romance world for sure! And Stiefvater's series...love the way she writes. You can feel their love for each other.

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  10. I'm a huge Kleypas fan -- the Wallflowers series is awesome! You really can't go wrong with Anna and the French Kiss, too. I get butterflies when I think about it!

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  11. Love Anna and Lola! I've heard fabulous things about Shiver and its love story. For the adult books, I love Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, and Sarah Maclean as well! Great choices!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews
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  12. Chandra @ Unabridged BookshelfFebruary 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I have not read Die for Me or the Wolfs of Mercy Falls, but I have them both on my TBR list! Now I want to read them even more! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my blog today!

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  13. I can't wait to meet Cricket & Lola...eventually. I <3 that name, Cricket.

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  14. I still haven't read Lola! And that one is on a lot of lists. Loved Anna, though. Thanks for visiting. Happy reading!

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  15. *hides under couch* I haven't read the Shiver series yet. I have it on my TBR list, but it just hasn't happened. I need to work on reading those soon...

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  16. How did I forget Sam and Grace?!?! I'm horrible. Also, I super need to read Lola. It's sitting in there all pretty right next to Anna, but no. I haven't read it yet. Again, I'm horrible, I know :P

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  17. I agree, Sam and Grace are such a cute couple, as are the main couples from P&P. I need to read Anna and the French Kiss! I'm so terrible...

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't read anything by Stephanie Perkins yet, but I've heard her books are really good. Especially Anna and the French Kiss.

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  19. I haven't read these books but I really want to read Anna and the French Kiss. I heard lovely things about it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

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  20. I have both Anna and Lola on my wishlist, just haven't had a chance to read them yet :/ But I have Matched waiting in my shelf, can't wait to read it!! :)

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

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  21. I've read all those YA's, except Die for Me, which I own. Book twin!! :) Great choices! I love them all too. :)

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  22. Christy @TheReaderBeeFebruary 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Awww! I love your answers! Lola is definitely a top pick for me as well. :) Thanks for hopping by!

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  23. YES! I was totally rooting from them right from the beginning of Shiver. They're such an awesome pair. <3

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  24. YOU MUST! I absolutely adore Maggie Stiefvater, although her writing isn't necessarily for everyone. If you don't have copies yet, hit me up!

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  25. I HIGHLY encourage you to read them both. They are filled with moments that make you swoon, sigh and fall completely head over heels in love <3

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  26. There was definitely a lot of drama, but I still loved them. <3

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  27. Oh yeah, it took FOREVER. But I think the building up to the grand moment was pretty awesome :)

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  28. I love that you commented on the historical romance picks! Sebastian and Evie are such a lovely couple <3 And I love all the Bridgerton stories but Colin & Penelope are my favorite couple :)

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  29. Hi! I'm so sorry I'm getting to this a little late, but I"ll definitely drop by. And I MUST read Persuasion. A lot of people are telling me it's a great love story :)

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  30. DIE FOR ME IS SO AWESOME. I am so happy you sent it to me!! And yes, try those three because they are BRILLIANT. Love them all <3

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  31. I love the entire Wallflowers series, but Devil in Winter is the best one <3

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  32. yay, a fellow Kleypas fan! I only started reading her stuff recently but I'm loving it :)

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  33. Ooh, yay, we have so much in common! If you have any recommendations, feel free to share!

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  34. Read them and soon! Die for Me was SO good.

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  35. Oh my gosh! You haven't read it yet? I hope you get around to it soon!!

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  36. It's a slow-paced series though, so it'll take a while to read. But it's so beautifully written. LOL, no hiding under the couch missy! ;)

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  37. You should! It's just as good, if not better than, Anna!

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  38. Ooh, I hope you get to read it soon! Anna and St. Clair are <3 <3 <3

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  39. I would highly recommend them both, as the writing is good and the characters are so realistic.

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  40. Yay! Matched was a good read, but I hope you get to read Anna/Lola soon :)

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  41. Woohoo! Book twins!! Read Die for Me though bc it's awesome. Daisy was totally spot on about me liking it when she chose to send it to me!

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  42. It's seriously one of my favorite YA novels. So good!

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