Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Best Romances to Warm a Grinch’s Heart.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.


1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

I recently read this after being recommended it by multiple colleagues and I absolutely loved it. It was just one of those books that had me feeling all the feels from the start. With some witty banter and incredibly good sexual tension, this book will have you wanting the two main characters to get together immediately!

2. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

I couldn’t not put Colleen Hoover on this list. The only difficult part was deciding which book. Ugly Love is my favourite Hoover. I love the story, I love the characters, and I just love Tate and Miles so freaking much.

3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This one is probably the most adorable on this list. Lara Jean and Peter are such a cute couple, and I really love them together. I especially love that there are three books in this series because I just want allllllll the cute Lara Jean and Peter moments.

4. Anything by Emma Mills

Emma Mills is one of those authors that I think deserves more attention. Her books are phenomenal, all featuring a nice blend of both romantic love, friendship love and family love. Whilst I think This Adventure Ends is my favourite of her three books, First & Then and Foolish Hearts are also just as wonderful. Definitely give Emma Mills a try if you haven’t read her before!

5. The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Whilst this book is definitely not a romance or a contemporary, it has a romance in it, and it’s one that I absolutely love. I was shipping Katy and Daemon from the very first time they meet in Obsidian. Their banter, their sexual tension, everything about them had me wanting them to happen. This is a series I’ve reread a lot, and my love of them has never wavered once.

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I think that I am more enchanted by messed up romances, or romances driven by sexual tension… Gooey romance just doesn’t do it for me!

1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

I have to agree with Tanaya on this one! THAT SEXUAL TENSION! My goodness! *swoon*

2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Heathcliff and Cathy have the most messed up romance I have ever read. And I LOVED IT! They make each other’s lives miserable, but he still digs up her corpse to spend some more time hugging her. Gross, but also romantic.

3. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Do I really need to go into detail? I am slightly embarrassed at how much I loved the romance in this, given that it is a teensy bit gooey and sappy. But I adore the sentiment that everyone deserves a great love story. (And I recently got to see a preview of the movie and it is INCREDIBLE!)

4. Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

Newt’s Emerald is a Regency romance with a magical twist. The romance between Newt (Lady Truthful Newington) and Major Hartnett is very Elizabeth Bennet/Mr Darcy-ish but with a bit more spunk! Lots of hate/love going on!

5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Another completely messed up love story that I can’t help but adore! Scarlett O’Hara just cannot get her sh*t together about Rhett Butler! She messes up her romantic prospects again and again and again, but is a completely badass woman and I appreciate her SO MUCH!

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What are your go-to romance suggestions?


2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Best Romances to Warm a Grinch’s Heart.”

  1. Ayyyy these had some GREAT romances. The Hating Game was such an easy and fun read; also, YES to Lux- Daemon and Katy are just one of those guilty pleasure couples whom I can’t get enough of. AND SIMON AND BLUE, I CAN’T EVEN. They are too cute and adorable.


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