TOP TEN of 2013: Best Book Couples of 2013

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It’s that time of year again! Thanks to Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books,  Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads & Rachel @ Fiktshun for hosting the TOP TEN OF 2013!

So today’s topic is Top Ten Best Book Couples of 2012 (Readers/Bloggers choice of best); So up for Best (insert topic choice here by blogger) I’ve gone with the good ol’ OTPs since I adore a good romance. Because fact is, it’s pretty easy to like characters by themselves but to actually like a pair together is another ball game haha. (Couples are from books I’ve read in 2013 and the list is just in chronological order of when I read them.) Please be warn, some of the quotes might be a tad spoiler-ish.

Scarlet - Marissa Meyer(01) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

{Scarlet and Wolf}

“Wolf, are you asking me to be … your alpha female?”

He hesitated.

Scarlet couldn’t help it – she burst into laughter. “Oh – I’m sorry. That was mean. I know I shouldn’t tease you about this.”

Still grinning, she made to retract her hand, but he was suddenly gripping ist, refusing to relinquish the touch. “You just look so scared, like I’m going to disappear any minute. We’re stuck on a spaceship, Wolf. I’m not going anywhere.”

His lips twitched, his nervousness beginning to ease away, though his hand stayed tense over hers.

“Alpha female,” he murmured. “I sort of like that.”

Beaming, Scarlet gave a mild shrug. “It could grow on me.”

Dark Triumph  - Robin LaFevers(02) Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

{Sybella and Beast}

“Sybella.” My name sounds lovely and musical on his tongue. “I will not let you go back to d’Albert.”

The tenderness in his eyes undoes me. It is stupid, I tell myself. It means nothing. He rescues everyone he passes on the road.

By my false heart will not listen. Just like he came back for his sister, he has come for me.”

Love Irresistibly - Julie James (03) Love Irresistibly by Julie James

{Brooke and Cade}

“Oh. Right.” He exhaled, trying to catch up to speed. “Well. You should know that I had at least two minutes left on that speech. Really quality stuff.”

“Sorry. I just thought this might be a good time to mention that I love you, too.” She made a rolling gesture. “But, please—carry on.”

He grinned. Sassy as ever.”

The Distance Between Us - Kasie West(04) The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

{Caymen and Xander}

“Did you need something?”

You. “I’ve needed my morning hot chocolate, but someone got me addicted to it then took it away.”

“Is this your subtle way of saying you missed me last week?”

“I’ve missed hot chocolate. I just think of you as the guy who brings it to me. Sometimes I forget your name and call you hot chocolate guy.”

The Perfect Rake - Anne Gracie(05) The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie

{Prudence and Gideon}

“I shan’t mind if you don’t,” he agreed. “But I’ll not let you go, Prudence. I’ll not pester you, but know this: I will wait until you choose to listen to your heart.”

“Pshaw.” It was a feeble effort. She took a deep breath and tried again. “Humbug! How can you presume to know my heart?”

He smiled a slow, devastating smile. “You are my heart.” He lifted her hand and kissed it. “And our hearts beat in tune. I know it—I, who used not to believe in such things. And you know it.”

All Our Yesterdays - Cristin Terrill(06) All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

{Em and Finn}

“Remember when you used to hate me?”

I laugh-sniff-hiccup. “Well, you used to be insufferable.”

“I think incorrigible is a better word.”

I lean my forehead against the wall and let myself imagine for a moment that it’s his shoulder, warm and firm, beside me. “You’re so full of it.”

“Hey, I just got tortured for you. Easy on the ego.”

The Sum of All Kisses - Julia Quinn(07) The Sum of all Kisses by Julia Quinn

{Sarah and Hugh}

“Softly, he kissed her lips. Then her nose, then each of her eyes in turn. It was bursting out of him that  he was falling in love with her, but he had never been a man to speak of his feelings, and the words choked in his throat, So he kissed her one last time, truly and deeply, hoping she recognized it for what it was, an offering of his very soul.

Your, he thought. I am yours.”

These Broken Stars -  Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner(08) These Broken Stars by A. Kaufman & M. Spooner

{Lilac and Traver}

“For a moment the image before us is frozen: our world, our lives, reduced to a handful broken stars half lost in uncharted space. Then it’s gone, the view swallowed by the hyperspace winds streaming past, blue-green auroras wiping the after-images away.

Until all that’s left is us.”


“I kiss her, my mind spinning with all the moments I thought she was gone. But she’s here, she’s mine. I’m hers.”

Shadowdance - Kristen Callihan(09) Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan

{Mary and Jack}

“A kiss,” he said “is a conversation.” Easing closer, he continued to speak as he caressed her cheeks with featherlight strokes of his thumbs. “A first kiss” – his lips neared hers- “is an introduction” And then his mouth brushed against hers.

The contact sparked, sharp and bright like lighting. Yet his lips soft, unexpectedly so. Her breath caught the same instant his did.

Against her mouth he whispered. “That was hello.”

The Program - Suzanne Young(10) The Program by Suzanne Young

{Sloane and James}

“You know I’m never going to be able to not kiss you again, right?” he said. “For the rest of my life, every time I look at you, I’ll have to kiss you.”

I smile. “The rest of our lives is a long time, James. I’m sure there will be other lips.” The minute I saw it, I hated the words. But James just slowly shook his head.

“Naw,” he said, rolling over me once again. “These are the only ones I’ll ever want.” And he kissed me again.


Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “TOP TEN of 2013: Best Book Couples of 2013”

  1. I haven’t read any of these books, but there are definitely books that I recognized that folks swoon after the couples in them. 🙂

    1. Aww, I hope a few of the teasers will incite you pick up a few 😉 Ya, I think there’s a few pretty popular couples haha.

  2. Love Cayman & Xander and Lilac & Tarver! I still need to read The Program and Scarlet! Loved Cinder & Kai but haven’t met Scarlet and Wolf yet.

    My Top 10

    1. I like Cinder and Kai too! I definitely recommend reading Scarlet for Scarlet & Wolf 😉

  3. Loved Sloane & James, Em & Finn and Cayman & Xander. I still need to read Scarlet, hopefully soon 🙂

    1. Yes! Definitely read Scarlet!

  4. Brooke and Cade were the couple where he tried to roll out his best One Night Stand behaviour and she saw through it, right? I laughed my ass off! Have you reviewed The Distance Between Us? Someone had it on their cover list yesterday, and I was intrigued, but she unfortunately hadn’t read the book yet, so..

    Happy Holidays!


    1. Possibly! I feel like I’m mixing it up with another romance novel. But I did love Love Irresistibly!
      I’ve read The Distance Between Us but I haven’t reviewed it yet (but I plan on it!). I totally recommend it though! It’s a pretty cute read and Caymen is suuuuper sarcastic which was fun 😉

      Happy Holidays to you too!

  5. Great topic Cyn.
    The only book I’ve read from your list is Dark Triumph,and I adored the love between Sybella and Beast.
    My favourite book couple is Adrian and Sydney from Bloodlines series.

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