It’s almost here, people. It’s almost time for flowers, boxed chocolates, and romantic movies…or for some of us, it’s time for the single woman’s spirit animal: Bridget Jones. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve come up with my top 5 favorite fictional couples that give me that lovey-dovey feeling.
Scarlet and Wolf from The Lunar Chronicles
When I first met Scarlet and Wolf, my thoughts were along the lines of meh. As the series went on, however, I fell more and more in love. They are such a perfect pair – both strong and courageous, vulnerable and only trusting towards each other. They balance each other out so seamlessly, you can’t help but love them, together and apart. Out of all the couples in this series (and there are a lot of them), these two were my favorite. Especially when Wolf was nervously eating tinned tomatoes because he missed Scarlet. *swoon* (Doesn’t sound swoon-worthy, unless you understand the importance of tomatoes for Wolf.) If you’re in the mood for slow burning love that turns into a forest fire – read about these two!
Anne and Gilbert from the Anne of Green Gables series
Anne and Gilbert don’t have a quick burning, passionate love story. Theirs is more patient, kind, and based on a strong friendship. I quickly read the first 3 books in this series because I was desperate to see how their relationship would progress. Their story is sweet and old-fashioned, which I’m all about. Plus, because this is a long-term series, you get to see what happens with them at multiples stages of their lives.
Cath and Levi from Fangirl
Cath and Levi are quirky, sarcastic, and perfection. If you want to read about a relationship full of laughs and “aww, that’s so precious” moments, then this is the book for you. I feel like there’s something about these two that everybody longs for – the camaraderie and level of understanding seems so ideal, when you read about how it plays out for this couple. They both learn more about themselves and each other as their love story develops and I want more. I need a sequel, Rowell!
Karou and Akiva from Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy
If you’re looking for passionate, sexy kind of a read…look no further. This is a blush-worthy series. The setting is in Prague and Taylor’s writing is beautiful and captivating. You’ll become completely immersed in this series and the relationship of Karou and Akiva. It’d be great if they were just two regular Joe’s that met at an art gallery, but no…it gets kicked up a supernatural notch because Akiva is an angel and Karous is…not exactly human. I read this trilogy super quickly because I was completely immersed in their love story.
Angel and Michael from Redeeming Love
I love Francine Rivers. She is easily one of my auto-buy authors, meaning I’ll purchase whatever she gets published. This love story between Angel and Michael is full of struggle, grit, and honesty. If you want to read about two people who have an obstacle course to defeat before they can truly be together, then this is the one for you. The ending is full of so much triumph and hope for yourself…it’s one of the best ever, ever, ever.
Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride & Prejudice
I mean, no list of great loves is complete without a little Elizabeth and Darcy action! If you’re one of those rare specimen that haven’t read this book…I highly recommend it. If only because you’ll finally understand about a thousand references in dignified conversations, there’s something about Austen’s ability to capture the human spirit, flaws and all.
Who are your favorite fictional couples? Let me know in the comments!
Happy reading! – Caitlyn