My Favorite Couples of All Time by Kasie West
In honor of Valentine’s day, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite couples of all time. The first spot goes to this lovely couple:
Hugh Jackman and Kasie West! Don’t they look cute together?
Oh wait, I think I’m supposed to pick fictitious couples, not real ones. Yes, that makes more sense. And seeing as how I love to read about people falling in love, I have several favorite couples from literature. It was really hard to narrow it down because there are so many great ones.
The real first spot goes to:
Wes and Macy from Sarah Dessen’s THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER. I’m a huge fan of the slow building relationship. And no book does it better. I mean, they literally play a game where they have to slowly answer questions over weeks of talking. The first person unwilling to answer a question loses. And since they’re both competitive they don’t want to lose. It’s really a brilliant plot device. Wes and Macy are amazing. I love how flawed and dynamic each of them are as individuals. And how much better that makes them together.
Another favorite couple of mine is Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Talk about slow building. But no, that’s not what I love most about this one. I love this couple because they were best friends first. I think best friends discovering feelings for one another are fun to read about. The tension it creates when one is not sure how the other feels is great. Another author who did an awesome job with this was Kimberly Derting in The Body Finder. I love Violet and Jay—the best friends turned couple. There’s just something fun about watching people who already care about each other fall in love.
On the opposite side, I think enemies turned lovers can be brilliant when done right as well. And who does this better than Veronica Rossi with Perry and Aria? Love them. There’s just something intriguing about characters learning to see past long held judgments to find what’s real. Which reminds me of one of my favorite couples ever: Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. And that is definitely where I should end, because who could top that couple? (Well, aside from me and Hugh?)
Who are your favorite fictional couples? Tell us in the comments for a chance to win a copy of PIVOT POINT!