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This week’s question:
What are your favourite literary swoon-worthy romances?
I’m a baby blogger, so I don’t have that many books for review under my belt. However I can, off the top of my head, think of a few romances I found swoon-worthy that I haven’t blogged about:
I’ve just read Poison Study by Maria V Snyder – review forthcoming – and that’s the last swoon-worthy romance I’ve read. At first I hated Valek – Snyder’s hit and miss with her men for me. I wasn’t into Riley from Inside Out/Outside In, but I did like the romance built in Touch of Power. Poison Study (I’m going the wrong way through her books, I know!) was like a cross between the two books. Valek’s not likeable in the beginning. He’s not mean to be. He’s supposed to be Yelena’s cruel poison trainer.
But then something happened. By halfway through the book I was hoping the two would consummate, even though Valek hadn’t shown much of an interest in Yelena. By the end of the book I decided Valek was one of the most interesting and infuriating literary men I’ve read about. I adored him, and I adored Yelena for what she overcame to love him, too. It’s not often I beg for sexytimes – in fact, I often prefer a clean read. Yes, I swooned!
Now that I think about other books that I read years ago, I think maybe I have a thing for romances where the characters hate each other at first. None of this insta-love crap! Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor was a favourite. I also loved the romances in Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and Fire by Kristen Cashore.