The Top 10 Book Relationships That Make Me Swoon

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon. I felt a little funny about focusing on just the books, since romance isn’t the main purpose of several of these books, and yet the romance really made my heart soar! So this focus is more so on the relationships in these books. This week’s list is in no particular order.

swoon-addie-trevorWhen Addie is performing her search, Trevor is part of her future if she decides to go live with her dad outside the compound. And considering how sweet their relationship is, you can’t help but root that she will choose this path!

swoon-america-maxonThis is so weird coming from someone who hates the concept of The Bachelor, but I just like Maxon! I want to hate him when he pays attention to the other girls, but he’s so sweet towards America.

swoon-cassia-xanderThis only lasted a few chapters, but I loved it while it lasted. Xander was wonderful to Cassia.

swoon-cinder-kaiWhen Prince Kai and Cinder meet, she doesn’t see there being a snowball’s chance in heck that they could ever be together and tries to keep her distance, but he keeps pursuing her. And then craziness ensues. I can’t wait to see how it’ll all play out at the series’ end!

swoon-elizabeth-darcyEven though I enjoy seeing their romance more onscreen than actually reading about it in the book, I still couldn’t include Elizabeth and Darcy because come on, it’s Elizabeth and Darcy!

swoon-elliot-kaiI have to admit, Kai frustrated me a lot in this one so it wasn’t as swoony as it could have been, but those letters, and Elliot’s longing, and then when he finally came around… I couldn’t not root for them!

swoon-eva-ryanThis relationship is complicated to say the least (and there’s more of it in the sequel Once We Were), but they’re still cute together. I hope there’s a way it can work out.

swoon-jamie-landonIt’s been a long time since I read this book, but I do remember really enjoying the romance as a high school student who didn’t normally read books like this. I loved Jamie and Landon were able to help each other in different ways. I’ll definitely have to re-read it one day.

swoon-katniss-peetaIf you’ve read this blog for a while, you know how much I love Peeta and especially how he cares for Katniss. This applies to the whole series, but they have so many great moments in Catching Fire especially. And as a bonus, I wanted to add Finnick and Annie because even if we don’t get to see a lot of their relationship, you know how much they love each other by their actions.

swoon-persis-justenAs I was reading this book late last year/early this year, I gobbled every word of it, and I loved the complicated relationship Persis and Justen had as they had to pretend to be in love, while they kept secrets about their lives from each other, but they slowly came to see the amiable qualities the other had.  I gave this book five stars for a good reason; the pacing of everything, from the action-packed parts of the story to the slow-burn romance were just about perfect.

Which book relationships make you swoon?

23 Responses to The Top 10 Book Relationships That Make Me Swoon

  1. I love Addie & Trevor–one of my favorite. I love how they bond over things like comic books. Nerdy love makes my heart smile. I’m the same way with America & Maxon. Part of me rolls my eyes when reading the books, but yet they suck me in and I HAVE to know what happens in The One! I don’t KNOW why I’m so invested, but I am. And America & Maxon is the way to go. I also love Katniss & Peeta–they play off each other perfectly.

  2. So many of the couples you picked were good! I love Pivot Point, TLC, and Hunger Games. They all have dynamic couples that you just want to get together!! From TLC, I love Cress and Thorne…really!

  3. Ooh, what a fun post! I have PIVOT POINT on my TBR list, and this made me want to read it even more! I love relationships that make me swoon!

    My favorite is probably Jonah Griggs and Taylor Markham from JELLICOE ROAD! I also love Gus and Hazel from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, but that one’s a little sadder 🙁

  4. I agree with you 100% about Kai and Elliot; I almost felt like Kai was too mean, sometimes, but it made their ending that much sweeter!

    And Addie and Trevor <333

  5. Ah, I liked Katniss and Peeta too.
    Finnick and Annie is a great choice! They were kind of an unlikely pair, but I love how their actions showed their love for each other, as well.

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