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What's a February without romance and even if I don't stand for Valentine's Day, I do stand for books and romances. So here goes.
I never saw it coming and when it did I was spellbound and thought what a perfect romance this is going to be. Cho never did it for me and I always wondered who would be The One for Harry. Theirs is a subtle and rumbling romance that builds over time. I loved it.
Diary of a Crush by Sarra Manning
We have all read books where the main characters seem to always crash and burn and their romance was toxic throughout but eventually develops into the forever kind. For me, that romance would be of Edie and Dylan and it really is a romance that endures, is deep but also playful. God, I love these books.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I like to think of Gone With the Wind to be a timelessly flawed romance. Essentially, Gone With the Wind is not a romance novel but the relationship between Scarlett and Rhett is such that they see each other for what they are and that, in my opinion, what makes them romantic. They are not likable with the brash qualities of being manipulative and selfish but then they aren't supposed to be.
iv. Minerva and Calvin from Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Bet Me is a pure guilty pleasure read for me which I never get tired of reading. The story line is a bit of a cliché but it is overcome by an engaging chemistry, laughable scenes, swoon-worthy Calvin and of course, the bet. Doughnuts are my favorite food but Bet Me left me craving for them. Lots and lots of them.
v. Brittany and Alex from Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Ah, where do I start when it comes to Perfect Chemistry. There is sensuality laced with desperation, freedom mixed with responsibility, a highly unlikely future and two lovers so beautifully portrayed, the stance, the gestures and the moments when the eyes meet were so there.
vi. Lexi and Jon from Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
The sunflower scene was beautiful and even though I shouldn't even like this book but I love it. Lexi and Jon are perfect for each other and it's ridiculous to think otherwise.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Their romance is doomed, there are a lot of conflicts, devotion and intensity to their romance that makes me feel that it just can't be recycled. Ever. You keep wanting them to end up together but you just know that it's wrong to want it and for it to happen. So heartbreaking.
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
All I gotta say here is, "Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, but I’m chasing you." Also, Bianca's cynicism is to die for.
ix. Echo and Noah from Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
I knew from looking at that cover that I'd love this book for all eternity. And I do. The book is intense and there are all the feels there that you just can't get enough of. Gimme some of that right now!
x. Hazel and Auguster from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I never thought something so simple could turn into something epic. So many layers. I loved how he called her by her complete name, I loved the simplicity of their love and I just can never get enough of those two.