TOP TEN of 2012: Best Book Couples of 2012


Thanks to: Jessica from Confessions of a BookaholicRachel from FiktshunJaime from Two Chicks on Books and  Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads for hosting TOP TEN OF 2012!

So today’s topic is 10 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 gamehaha. (Couples are from books I’ve read in 2012 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.


Brighter than the Sun - Julia Quinn(01)Brighter than the Sun by Julia Quinn

{Ellie and Charles}

“I’m so happy you fell out of that tree.”

He grinned. “And I am happy you were walking underneath me. Clearly, I have excellent aim.”

“And such modesty, too.”

I've Got Your Number - Sophie Kinsella(02) I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

{Poppy and Sam}

“She pauses for effect, than reads out loud: “Lover? I don’t know. I don’t know if she loves me. I don’t know if I love her.”

Deep down inside, I feel a crushing disappointment. Of course he doesn’t love me. He just thinks I shouldn’t marry Magnus. He’s just putting right what he sees as a wrong. That’s a totally different thing. It doesn’t mean he has any feelings for me whatsoever. Let alone–

“All I can say is, she’s the one I think about.” Margaret pauses, and her voice softens as she reads. “All the time. She’s the voice I want to hear. She’s the face I hope to see.”

The Dragon Who Loved Me - GA Aiken(03) The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A Aiken

{Rhona and Vigholf}

Her head lifted a bit, and she said, “I’ve grown ridiculously fond of you, and I’m not sure I can ever forgive you for that.” Than she pressed her hand to his cheeks. “And you’ve become everything to me, too.”

Closing his eyes, Vigholf immediately wrapped his arms around Rhona, holding her close.

He finally had what he wanted, but now he’s have to find a way to keep them both alive in order to have a hope of enjoying it.”

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo(04) Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

{Alina and Mal}

“You belonged with me,” he said quietly.

“No, Mal. Not really. Not for a long time.”

He looked at then, and his eyes were deep blue in the twilight.

“Did you miss me when you were gone?”

“Every day,” I answered honestly.

“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise.[…]

Print(05) Soulless by Gail Carriger

{Alexia and Maccon}

“Well, my love,” said Alexia with prodigious daring to Lord Maccon, “shall we?”

The earl started to move forward and then stopped abruptly and looked down at her, not moving at all. “Am I?”

“Are you what?” She peeked up at him through her tangled hair, pretending confusion. There was no possible way she was going to make this easy for him.

“Your love?”

“Well, you are a werewolf, Scottish, naked, and covered in blood, and I am still holding your hand.”

He sighed in evident relief. “Good. That’s settled than.”

What Happens in London - Julia Quinn(06) What Happens in London by Julia Quinn

{Olivia and Harry}

“He found the lock and undid it, then lifted the window. It glided up without a sound, and he poked his head out.

He saw trees.

And her. She had poked her head out right beside him.

“I must confess to confusion,” he said. “What am I looking at?”

“Me,” she said simply. “Us. Together. On the same side of a window.”

He turned. He looked at her. And then…He had to do it. He couldn’t not. He reached for her, and he pulled her to him and she came willingly  with a smile that spoke of the lifetime they had waiting ahead of them.”

Dizzy - Nyrae Dawn & Jolene Perry(07) Dizzy by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry

{Ziah and Dylan}

“I stumble, nearly fall, but he grabs my waist, holding me up. I can hear the photographer clicking away, and my face gets hot. So much for playing it cool.

Dylan’s eyes meet mine. “Don’t worry, Ziah. I got you.”

And he does.”

The Lady Most Willing - Julia Quinn et al

(08) The Lady Most Willing… by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, & Connie Brockway

{Catriona and Bretton}

By the time Bret came down for supper, he was a changed man. For one thing, he was talking to himself, something he was no accustomed to doing.

“I have a plan,” he said under his breath, as he headed down the stairs. “A plan. I am a man with a plan.”

He paused, letting his eyebrows rise at the sound of that. A man with a plan. Ridiculous.

And yet rather catchy.

Which might have explained why he was humming. He never hummed. Or did he? Honestly, he didn’t recall. If he did hum, no one has ever mentioned it.

Catriona would notice if he hummed. She would even say something. And she would have plenty of opportunity to do so, because he was going to marry her.”

Wallbanger - Alice Clayton(09) Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

{Caroline and Simon}

“Music I can do. Any requests?” He asked, turning to face me from the inside the doorway. I backed up to mine and put my hand on my door.

“Anything but big band, okay?” I answered softly. Heart moved down low in my tummy, flitting about.

A look of disappointment crossed his face. “You don’t like big band?” he inquired, his voice low.

I pressed my fingers to m collarbone, my skin felling warm under his gaze. I watched as his eyes followed my hand, further heating me with the intensity of his gaze.

“I love it,” I whispered, and his eyes jerked back to mine in a surprise. I smiled a shy smile and disappeared into my apartment, leaving him smiling back at me.

Moonglow - Kristen Callihan(10) Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

{Daisy and Ian}

“My mind is filled.”

Her free hand, heavy with languor, drifted along his arm and he trembled softly.

“With what?” she whispered.

“You. All the time. You.” he sighed. “Daisy has taken up residence here.” Yet it was to his heart he pressed her hand, to feel its pounding. “How to keep you safe. How to keep you out. How to keep…you.”

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “TOP TEN of 2012: Best Book Couples of 2012”

  1. I’m seeing Shadow & Bone in a lot of top tens and I love it cause that’s what I’m listening on audio right now! I’m checking out those others!!!

    1. Yay! It’s pretty awesomeee! Glad you’re enjoying it.

  2. Oh no, you got quotes! I hate you! You are so evil and you make people want to buy books when they need to save their money! asdfghjkl;

    Also, I love this post and you’re awesome. :’D

    Happy Holidays!


    1. I try (: I love quotes!! They really do suck you in haha.

      Thanks! Happy Holidays to you too!

  3. Great list! I loved Soulless, especially that scene lol 🙂 And now I have to read Shadow and Bone! Plus the cover for Moonglow is gorgeous.

    My Top Ten is here if you’d like a look 🙂

    1. Haha yes! I adore Alexia and Maccon, they’re so funny together. Definitely do read Shadow and Bone, it’s such a good book.
      All the covers for the Darkest London series by Kristen Callihan are super gorgeous (especially Winterblaze!)

  4. I LOVED Poppy and Sam!!! They were so funny and so good for each other! I’m most excited to meet Alina and Mal as I love a best friend romance! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Me too! They’re so adorable, I love the ending sooo much!
      I hope you enjoy Shadow and Bone (:

  5. Aww, I love this list! Love how you included quotes. 😀 And there are a lot here that I haven’t read, will have to look out for them 🙂 Wallbanger especially looks good – I’ve heard so much praise for that one!

  6. These are some great quotes!

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