Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's Top Ten topic is "Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romances In Books". Yikes! Even as I type this I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this topic. I mean, I like everything as long as it's done right. Well, there is one thing I don't like, and that's when one or both members of a couple are jerks. That's just not cool. Other than that, all's fair in love and romance. Love triangles, hate-to-love, slow building romances, star-crossed love, flirty fighting...it's all good. Insta-love is kind of annoying, but even that can be acceptable on occasion.
So, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, it looks like FIRST I'm just going to list 5 books I recommend cuddling up with on Valentine's day THEN I'll list 5 books I want to cuddle up with on Valentine's Day (books I haven't read yet but would love to read for my V-Day book date). That adds up to ten. That's all that matters.
Five Perfect Books to Cuddle Up With on Valentine's Day
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
If this book doesn't melt your heart then my guess is, you don't have one. This gritty, intense love story will leave you swooning the entire time you're reading it. This book features star-crossed lovers and it's awesome.
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
This is a sweet and cute story of how two people came together, but it's told by all the people around them. It's a fun book that will leave you feeling good inside.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Bachelor meets The Hunger games. If you haven't read this yet, JUST DO IT! Seriously. Now is the time to fall in love with Prince Maxon.
These Broken Stars by Aimee Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
It's like Titanic in space, but instead of the ship sinking and the story ending, this ship crashes and Lilac, a rich girl, and Tarver, a war hero, are left to survive on a dangerous, uninhabited planet. Romance, adventure and plot twists ahead!
Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore
A sweet, cute and fun contemporary romance about two girls who've been burned by love and try to make life just like the movies by staging scenes to coax their love interests into being romantic. They quickly realize that sometimes things happen in real life that aren't in the script.
Five Books I Want to Cuddle Up With on Valentine's Day
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I've been wanting to read this for a while and I promise I'll start it soon. I can't wait to see what this love triangle is all about.
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
Ice skates and romance. It sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day read.
Loop by Karen Akins
This time travel romance has been on my need-to-read list for a while. I've heard so many wonderful things about it.
Magnolia by Kristi Cook
A Southern-style, love-to-hate romance? Yes, please! I think this would be an excellent choice!
Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry
(any of them)
I feel so left out because I haven't read these books yet. I wouldn't mind curling up with one of these this week.
(this totally counts as one, right?)
Have you read any of these?
What do you love or hate about love (in books)?