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Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Favorite Book Couple with Roni Loren

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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When Danielle asked me to join in on the Favorite Book Couples event, a number of couples popped right into my mind. Claire and Jamie from Outlander, Dougless and Nicholas from A Knight In Shining Armor, Rose and Dmitri from Vampire Academy…but I feel like those have been said before a lot of times.

So I thought for this, I’d do the top 5 book couples I’ve read in the last year. (Now that’s not to say the books were released in the last year just that I read them recently.) And as you can tell, I kind of read all over the place when it comes to genre, so hopefully there’s a little something for everyone. :-)

Roni’s Top 5 Couples from the Last Year

1. Samantha and Jase from Huntley Fitzpatrick’s MY LIFE NEXT DOOR (young adult)

I loved everything about this book. Great story, a terrific cast of characters and a sweet romance. Plus, how gorgeous is that cover?

2. Cath and Levi from Rainbow Rowell’s FANGIRL (new adult-ish)

Levi is a fantastic beta hero (which is hard to pull off) and the relationship between him and Cath is adorable. Plus, the book just kicks ass.

3. Amber and Meoraq from THE LAST HOUR OF GANN by R. Lee Smith (sci-fi/horror/romance/erotic/lots of things)

Yes, it’s an alien/lizard hero. No, that doesn’t sound at all appealing. But trust me, this was one of my favorite reads of the last year, and I don’t read sci-fi romance. Epic book. Great couple.

4. Nora and Soren from Tiffany Reisz’s THE MISTRESS (erotica)

If you haven’t read Tiffany’s Original Sinners series, get to it people. Start with THE SIREN to get the full story of this relationship, though.

5. Joan and Tristan from LOVE AND OTHER SCANDALS by Caroline Linden (historical romance)

The sharp-tongued wallflower and the sexy, sarcastic rake? Yes, please. This one was sweet and funny with great banter and a fun couple. Adored it.

So those are my top five. Has anyone else read any of these? What’s been your favorite couple of the last year?

Joan Bennet is tired of being a wallflower. Thanks to some deliciously scandalous—and infamous—stories, she has a pretty good idea of what she's missing as a spinster. Is even a short flirtation too much to ask for?

Tristan, Lord Burke, recognizes Joan at once for what she is: trouble. Not only is she his best friend's sister, she always seems to catch him at a disadvantage. The only way he can win an argument is by kissing her senseless. He'd give anything to get her out of her unflattering gowns. But either one of those could cost him his bachelor status, which would be dreadful—wouldn't it?

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She’s making a wish list, and he wants to be on top.

From foster kid to trophy wife, Tessa McAllen is about to reinvent herself all over again—and defy every insult her cheating ex-husband ever used against her: Selfish? She’s championing a charity. Stupid? She’s getting her degree.

Boring in bed?

Kade Vandergriff can help her with that one. When they encounter each other at a singles event held at one of his restaurants, Tessa blurts out that kink is for girls who try too hard, and Kade instantly wants to show this sassy stranger how thrilling a night under his command can be...but when he learns her name, the game changes for both of them.

In high school, Tessa was the popular girl who stuttering, awkward Kade fell for. But she chose another. Now, as she eagerly learns lesson after lesson, he’s going to make sure she never forgets him again.

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 Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 copy of Love and Other Scandals + Need You Tonight

To Enter: 
  • Please answer Roni's question: Has anyone else read any of these? What’s been your favorite couple of the last year?
  • Choice of print or eBook copies.
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  1. Hi Roni!!!! Great picks! I never would have thought those would have been your favorite couples. LOL You know because your stories are way more.....different. *wink wink*

    But yes, I have read Caroline Linden's Love and Other Scandal. Love it! And Fangirl and My Life Next Door are on my TBR list!

    Can I say I love Kade? Tessa was great too but I super love Kade. :D

  2. Hi Roni! I haven't had a chance to read any of your favorite couples yet, so I will have to add their books to my TBR list. As for my favorite couple this year (so far) is Kieran and Melisande from Pamela Palmer's A Love Untamed. Just love her Feral Warriors series, every time a new book comes out, it becomes a favorite read! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. My favorite couple in the last year was Andrea and Raphael in Ilona Andrews' 'Gunmetal Magic.' I haven't read any of the ones you mentioned, but I do have Fangirl on my Kindle waiting to be read!

  4. I haven't read any of the books you listed. I enjoy Caroline Linden's work alot and I'm planning on adding her latest to my buy list. I keep thinking I really should read the Outlander series, but just never do. From the success of the series, I believe I'm missing something,,,a lot actually!

  5. I loved Love and Other Scandals. I don't really have a favorite couple, my favorite seems to be whatever book I'm currently reading; right now Trenton & Ellie from Grace Burrowes new book.

  6. I have not read either of these books, but would love to! I have read about so many great couples, but I especially love Colton and Rylee from K. Bromberg's Driven series. I also love Gideon and Eva from Crossfire series by Sylvia Day.

  7. I really liked Annabell and Owen from When She was Wicked and Laura and Alex from Stroke of Midnight :)

  8. I have not read any of those books. My fav couple so far this year I Dash and Margo from Dash of Peril by Lori Foster.

  9. I loved Love and Other Scandals! I would love to try Need You Tonight.

  10. Hi Roni! I haven't read any of your favorite reads yet. I hate to say I don't have a favorite couple, because I fall in love with whichever hero and heroine I read about at the time. I guess I am fickle.

  11. Thanks for such a fun post and congrats to Roni on her new release! The only couple that I've read from your list is Amber and Meoraq. Really enjoyed that unique story :) Thanks for sharing!

  12. No, I haven't read any of these. They do, however, look great! I think my favorite book couple from 2013 was Drew & Kate in Tangled. They were hysterical! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  13. I haven't read any of those. Not sure who my favorite couple was from last year.

  14. Nope,I haven't read any of these books :D
    My favorite 2013 book couples are Styxx & Bethany(Styxx), Valerius & Tabitha(Seize The Night),Adrian & Sydney(Bloodlines),Amun & Haidee(The Darkest Secret),Holder & Sky(Hopeless) :)

  15. No, I haven't read any of your favorite couples yet. I loved Becca and Nick from HARD AS IT GETS by Laura Kaye.

    Marcy Shuler

  16. I haven't had a chance to read any of these book yet. My favorite book couple of last year was Qhuinn and Blay from Lover at Last by J.R. Ward.

  17. My Life Next Door was a good one! One of my favorite book couples was Dom & Jaime from Laura Florand's The Chocolate Touch.

  18. I have not read any of the books you mentioned. I must though. I don't think I have an absolute favorite couple from this past year.

  19. Love My Life Next Door, definitely a great book couple!

  20. I haven't read any of these couples yet. I've read so many wonderful couples already this year that I can't even pick a top 5. :-)

  21. I have not read any of those books. My favorite couple for the year so far has been Colton and Rylee from K. Bromberg's Driven series.

  22. I haven't read any of them; I'm particularly intrigued by The Last Hour of Gann. Zsadist and Bella are my favorite book couple I read in the past year.

  23. Haven't read these, Rush and Blaire

  24. No, I haven't read any of these. Maddie and Jake from Fastball.

  25. Yes! Crash Into You and Melt Into You is my fav so far.
    Hudson and Alayna Fixed series, thank you

  26. I haven't read any of these yet.
    I don't have just one favorite couple.

  27. Sadly no but I would definitely love to read THE LAST HOUR OF GANN by R. Lee Smith, it sounds so right my alley =D

  28. My absolute favorite book couple is Thomasina and Jonathan from Julie Anne Long's It Happened One Midnight. I haven't had a chance to read any of your picks, but all sound interesting! Thanks!

  29. Love cath and Levi. It is funny and sweet about the harry potter reference.

  30. Just actually got Fangirl from a friend. I've heard amazing things so I'm excited!!

    1. My favourite couple from this year has been Jo and Braden from On Dublin Street. They're both so funny and tough and so cute together!