Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by this week for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge sponsored by Long and Short Reviews. Be sure to stop by there and have a look at all the other participants’ posts. This week’s topic of discussion…best book/movie/TV couples. Where do I start?! Truth? I actually had to pare my list down to a reasonable length.
Some of my favorite book couples include…Ethan and Rachel Kelly from The Darkest Hour, book one of Maya Banks’ KGI series. Love, love, love these two! So much to overcome. Simply love this series. If you’ve never read Maya, please start here with the KGI crew. Anyone here every read any Janie Crouch? You must! Her Linear Tactical series absolutely rocks. Swoon-worthy heroes and strong heroines. The complete package. My favorite couple so far from this series is definitely Aiden, call sign Shamrock, and Violet from…Shamrock! Aiden is such a gentle, tortured soul and steps back when Violet needs her space in the most heartfelt way it made me cry. All. The. Feels. People. All of them! Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless. Love as pure as the driven snow between Ethan and Carter. Such a beautiful story. It tugged all my heart strings and they are perfectly matched.
I have a few more movie titles than book titles. I could yammer on about books all day long, but there are several movie titles over the years that have just enamored me of the starring couples. One is actually a crossover. First I loved the couple in a book then I loved them all over again on the big screen. Noah and Allie from The Notebook. Good girl crosses the tracks and takes what she wants. Yes! The subtle buildup of heat between them is simply scorching. And speaking of scorching, three couples fall into my best on-screen sex scene ever…Inman and Ada Monroe from Cold Mountain. They wimble-wimbled all night long in one of the most sensual scenes ever. Roadhouse. Patrick Swayze? What’s not to love? When Dalton takes what he wants with Elizabeth Clay pinned to the wall…holy collards, y’all! And last but not least in the best sex scene category, from the Last of the Mohicans, Natty Bumppo and Cora Munro. Hooboy! Their scene was so subtle, you’d honestly not realize what had happened if not for the look in Cora’s eyes. It’s there. I promise y’all it is. My movie picks in the category of less sultry and more on the sweet side, Ilsa and Rick from Casablanca. I actually got to see Casablanca a few years back on the big screen during TCM’s 75th anniversary showing in select theaters. It was awesome. Other sweet picks include the couple of Up, Carl and Ellie. Such a cute couple. And what list of favorite movie couples would be complete without Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice. They bewitched me.
On the TV series front, I choose Dawson’s Creek: Pacey and Joey. I will be the first to admit, all the years of Joey bouncing between Pace and Dawson and people rooting for Dawson, I was secretly rooting for Pacey. He was just such a normal guy to me and Dawson was such a spoiled, self-absorbed brat. Also, on my radar are forever Fi and Michael from Burn Notice. I freely admit these two heavily inspire me when I need a visual to help me get into the heads and hearts of some of my own characters. Two spies trying to make a go of it…what could go wrong? Right?
This was a lot of fun this week, and this topic kind of brought me back center where the romance part of my suspense romance lies in my stories. I’d been needing a bit of a shove in the inspired department and revisiting some of my favorite couple surely helped.
Thanks everyone for coming by, and be sure to drop by LASR for the complete list of bloggers participating this week. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s choices for best couples.