Thursday, December 11, 2008

Favorite Couples - Day 2 - Katie Reus

I was going to blog about my favorite heroes, but decided to do favorite couples instead at the last minute. Anywho, these are couples I could read about over and over again. In each choice, I believe each individual is equally strong and neither seem to outshine the other because of individual strengths. I like that because I think that’s the way real life relationships should be. Partners working together.

1. Michael Stirling and Francesca Bridgerton from Julia Quinn’s When He Was Wicked. The depth with which he loved her made me tear up on more than one occasion. His love for her was never in question and I loved seeing her grow into her feelings for him.

2. Eve Dallas and Roarke from the In Death Series (J.D. Robb). I don’t think I need to explain why.

3. John Medina and Niema Budock from Linda Howard’s All the Queen’s Men. Apart from the sizzling tension between them, both care about and are willing to die for their country. (And, they’re both pretty bad ass.)

4. Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. I’m not a fan of modern day misunderstandings, but this couple is a classic. I try to read this book once a year.

5. Valerius Magnus and Tabitha Devereaux from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Seize the Night. I believe this is the first Kenyon book I read. (I read my first one this year and have since devoured quite a few so it's hard to keep track). Valerius is so damn lonely it broke my heart. And Tabitha, the twin sister of his mortal enemy’s wife is the most unlikely person to rock his world, but she certainly does. Both characters have strong personalities and tough exteriors, but equally soft sides they don’t show the world. If anyone deserved happiness, it was these two.

Any other favorite couples out there? Anyone love these couples?


Marg said...

When He Was Wicked is my favourite Bridgeton novel! Eve and Roarke would be on my list as well!

Jenre said...

I'd add Claire and Jamie from the Outlander books.

And before Lisabea gets in here I'll also add Adrien and Jake :p.

Katie Reus said...

Marg - WHWW is definitely a keeper! Somehow I've misplaced it (though I think my sister might have 'borrowed' it)

Jenre - good call on Claire & Jaime. I'm sure about a million other people will second that, lol. Honestly, I'm not a die hard fan of the Outlander books, but they're certainly an amazing couple :)

Tracy said...

Oh I'll be reading When He Was Wicked this weekend so I'll get to read all about Michael and Francesca - a ton of people say that's there fav book in the series so I'm anxious to get to it.

I loved Val and Tabby together. They were great.

I concur on the Jamie and Claire thing - love them togethere. I LOVE Outlander but the rest of the books didn't do it from me. *ducks and runs*

Jake and Adrien - definitely!

Max and Gina from Brockmann's Troubleshooter.

Savi and Colin from Meljean's Guardian series.

Charles and Anna from Briggs' Cry Wolf.

I could go on and on but those are some of my favs.

Katie Reus said...

Aww, Charles and Anna! Can't believe I forgot them!

little alys said...

Lucas and Sasha from Slave to Sensation.
Add all them couples.

Derek and Sara from Dreaming of You.

And...I need to think some more. ^_~

Kris said...

For het couples, definitely Eve and Roarke. They are so awesome together. Another fave couple of mine is Daemon and Jaenelle.

Talos and Aidan ('Details of the Hunt') and Kael and Hugh ('Here be Dragons') would be on my list for m/m couples.

rebyj said...

Val and Tabitha were a great couple but Vane and Bride will always be my favorite from the Kenyon series.

Jamie and Clair of course is on the list and I'd also add Phaedre and Josselin from the Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey and Charmaine and Raoul from one of Sandra Hill's contemporaries, although Tante Lulu and St Jude will always be my favorite of her "couples".

Shannon said...

Hugh and Lilith from Meljean's series.

Sebastian and Jessica from Lord of Scoundrels

Sam and Alyssa from Suz Brockmann's Troubleshooter series

Rowena said...

I loved all of your heroes and heroines, even though I've only read the first two books in the In Death series, I liked Roarke and Eve but the others I absolutely loved! Michael Stirling and Francesca, man it's been a while since I've cracked their book open and read it....I might have to reread that one soon.

Great list!

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