Welcome to this weeks FaceTime Friday! Why do we call it that you may ask? Well, Christie & I live in different states, so as a way to discuss books, movies, and more, we FaceTime on a regular basis and decided to do a weekly blog feature to share some of our book talk.
With today being one of the most romantic days of the year, we thought what better way to celebrate than share our favorite swoon-worthy, romantic couples in literary form. So on this Valentines Day, here are the literary couples that plaster our faces with goofy grins, give us butterflies in our tummies, and that make our toes tingle.
It’s impossible not to swoon over Hazel & Gus. This couple will not only capture your hearts, but a few tears as well.
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
Jace’s witty sarcasm is hard not to love, but his feelings for Clary are even more difficult to overlook.
“A diary with no drawings of me in it? Where are the torrid fantasies? The romance covers?”
Never had I read a book that had a love quite like Jackson & Holly’s.
“Nothing went exactly right. And yet it was perfect.”
You will fall in love with Karen & Jordan.
It’s as simple as that.
“Are you texting a boy?”
“No,” I said, “a boy is texting me.”
The love between Ethan & Lena is nothing but magical. No pun intended.
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do, right this second.”
Adam’s love for Mia will break your heart into a million and one pieces. It’s worth reading though, if you haven’t.
“If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.” Adam
While Daniel & Luce’s love story is somewhat like Romeo & Juliet’s, it is still one that has it’s own unique flare to it.
“I’ve already had to wait so long.”
“How long?” Luce asked.
“Not so long that I’ve forgotten that you’re worth everything. Every sacrifice. Every pain.”
While Patch comes off as arrogant, it’s hard to dismiss him completely. He’s a fallen angel you can’t help but fall for.
“If you can’t feel, why did you kiss me?” Patch traced a finger along my collarbone, then headed south stopping at my heart. I felt it pounding through my skin. “Because I feel it here, in my heart,” he said quietly.”
We love historical fiction. So when we read The Luxe series, it was no question that we would love it. Of course, we had no idea we’d also fall for a stable boy just like socialite, Elizabeth.
“It’s the craziest thing, but I can’t stop thinking about you.”
It’s impossible not to love someone who loves to read and write music. Which is why we don’t blame Grace for loving Sam.
“And then I opened my eyes and it was just Grace and me – nothing anywhere but Grace and me – she pressing her lips together as though she were keeping my kiss inside her, and me, holding this moment that was as fragile as a bird in my hands.”
So, who are your favorite literary couples? Why?
Happy Valentines Day