Hey y’all…happy Friday!💜
The month of August is Romance awareness month! And of course, here at Bobo’s Book Bank, I’m all about the romance. So, I’ve partnered up with blogger buddies Caro from https://cjrthebrit.com and Sophie at https://bewareofthereader.com to bring you a special post every Friday in August!
Today, we’re going to talk about our FAVORITE ROMANCE CHARACTERS! I’ll list my choices and then give you a little quote from my review as to why I love these fab men and women.
I actually have so many favorites but I’ll limit myself to 5:
1. Joey Grayson & Logan Carter from:
Breathless (Texas Nights #3) by Lex Martin
I can’t even tell you how many times my heart swooned over this couple! Gah! Ms. Martin writes the best characters! Joey and Logan had their flaws but they felt so genuine and sincere, like they were my friends and I FLOVE that. I admired how Joey’s confidence grew throughout the story and although I pretty much guessed early on why Logan seemed sketchy, in the end, I loved the lengths that he went through for his family and for Joey.
2. Kody Lawton & Hill Gamble from:
Unforgiven (Loveless, Texas #2) by Jay Crownover
This book was the perfect culmination of suspense, romance, desire, infatuation, absolution and characters development. It tugged and pulled on my emotional heartstrings. One of Ms. Crownover’s best! Hill and Kody gave me all the feels and I cannot wait to return to Loveless for more.
3. Evelyn Taylor & Ronin Alexander from:
The Life That Mattered Duet by Jewel E Ann
I absolutely, positively, unconditionally FLOVE Ronin and Evie together! They’re one of the best couples I’ve come across in a long time and I desperately needed them to have an HEA.
4. Feyre Archeron & Rhysand from:
A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J Maas
Freye: a human who becomes a powerful High Fae, she endures a huge transformation both physically and emotionally, she grows into an amazingly beautiful, strong woman right before you, page by page.
Rhysand: SIGH…I’m a sucker for tall, dark and handsome and Rhys definitely fits that! Sometimes, things just aren’t what they seem and you gotta look beyond the obvious to find a true heart of gold! For me, Rhys is the ANTI-HERO OF THE YEAR!
5. Violet McNamara & Miller Stratton from:
The Girl In The Love Song (Lost Boys #1) by Emma Scott
There’s very few books I’ve read where I’m equally in love with both main characters but this is one story where I totally am! Miller and Violet are soul mates, they’re meant to be together but the road to happiness isn’t an easy one and my heart ached for them.
FAVORITE ROMANCE CHARACTERS
Hi, Caro here! I could’ve gone on and on with my fave characters but to save your sanity (and your eyes!), I’ve picked two!
Mathias Helvar and Nina Zenik from:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I really didn’t want to pick them because they break my heart but how could I not, they are just the epitome of enemies to lovers!
‘She rested her head on his shoulder.
“You’re better that waffles, Matthias Helvar.”
A small smile curled the Fjerdan’s lips.
“Let’s not say things we don’t mean, my love.’
Hanna and Nik from:
Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
A little snippet of my review reminded me of the time I drifted away from reality for hours looking at fan art!
‘Drug dealer aside, I completely love Nik the bad boy with a soft squidgy heart (The flowers = be still my beating heart!) Let’s just say I spent a lot of time looking at fan art of him!’
Sophie’s favorite characters from romance books and … I had to go with three of them, knowing that Caro already chose some of my favorites with Nina and Matthias and that Trisy snatched Rhysand and Feyre!!!
But that’s not a problem as I have tons of favorite pairing in romance!
First favorite characters: Ox and Joe from Wolfsong by TJ Klune.
This was my first M/M book but it opened my eyes and was simply so beautiful! These two are what we call in our romance lingo and OTP (One TRue Pairing).
As proof, I’ll give you the scene when they meet for the first time:
“He shook his head. “No, no, no. It’s something bigger.”
He walked toward me, his eyes going wider. Then he was running. He wasn’t big. He couldn’t have been more than nine or ten. He collided with my legs, and I barely took a step back. He started climbing me, hooking his legs around my thighs and pulling himself up until his arms were around my neck and we were face to face.
“It’s you!” I didn’t know what was going on.
“What’s me?” He was in my arms now. I didn’t want him to fall. He took my face in his hands and squished my cheeks together.
“Why do you smell like that?” he demanded. “Where did you come from? Do you live in the woods? What are you? We just got here. Finally. Where is your house?”
He put his forehead against mine and inhaled deeply. “I don’t get it!” he exclaimed. “What is it?” And then he was crawling up and over my shoulders, feet pressed against my chest and neck until he clambered onto my back, arms around my neck, chin hooked on my shoulder.
“We have to go see my mom and dad,” he said. “They’ll know what this is. They know everything.”
He was a tornado of fingers and feet and words. I was caught in the storm. (…)
“Mom! Mom. You have to smell him! It’s like… like… I don’t even know what it’s like! I was walking in the woods to scope out our territory so I could be like Dad and then it was like… whoa. And then he was all standing there and he didn’t see me at first because I’m getting so good at hunting. I was all like rawr and grr but then I smelled it again and it was him and it was all kaboom! I don’t even know! I don’t even know! You gotta smell him and then tell me why it’s all candy canes and pinecones and epic and awesome.”
If you never have read MM romance because you are afraid, go for this one, trust me!
Second favorite characters: Eva and Angelo in From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
Their love story begins when they are kids but Angelo has a calling and decides to become a priest, to Eva’s utter despair. Years later, they’ll reunite through troubled times as Italy is at war. We read about WWII and these two will be …heroics!
Proof that they are a true pair, Angelo won’t be able to resist Eva, even if his love for God is deep.
One of my favorite and most poignant quotes from this book:the
“He didn’t have to be immortal. He didn’t need to be a hero. He didn’t even want to be a saint. He simply wanted to be a good man worthy of Eva Rosselli. He just wanted Eva. He wanted her kisses and her eyes, her smiles and her laughter. He wanted his children in her womb and his mouth on her breasts. He wanted her legs wrapped around his hips and her arms cradling his head as he made love to her. He wanted her promises, her affection and her trust, her years and her secrets. He wanted her prayers and her pride, her tears and her troubles. He wanted Eva. And that was all”
Third favorite characters: Poppy and Rune from A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
That book was a real tear jerker! That pairing is iconic and tragic. I loved Rune’s devotion to Poppy and Poppy’s will to spare Rune so much suffering. They met when they were five years old and will remain their only love till the death and beyond. I truly needed days to recover from that love story!
Three of my favorite quotes:
” This was Poppymin. the girl who would run to the blossom grove, laughing and dancing all the way… I couldn’t leave her. She couldn’t leave me. She needed me. I needed her.”
“Kiss eight hundred and nineteen was the kiss that changed it all. The kiss that proved that a long-haired brooding boy from Norway and a quirky girl from the Deep South could find a love to rival the greats.”
“This isn’t the end. It’s just a little pause in our lives. And I’ll be watching over you, every single day. I’ll be in your heart. I’ll be in the blossom grove that we love so much, in the sun and the wind.”
So, what do you think of our choices? Have a fantastic day y’all!💜