Sunday, February 1, 2015

SFF: The 5 Character Couples that are Matches Made in Heaven

The Sunday Fun Five #20

Sunday Fun 5:
#19: The 5 Books To Kickstart Your Reading Journey
#20: The 5 Character Couples that are Matches Made in Heaven
For the 15th of Feb. #21: The 5 Unconventional Romances that Somehow Worked for You
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A Countdown of

The 5 Character Couples that are Matches Made in Heaven

From the end of my hardcover edition of Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz
5. Stormy Llewellyn and Odd Thomas, from the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
Stormy and Odd are "destined to be together forever" from book one, but it's clear the path to their romance will never be easy. With a guy like Odd, you want the best for him, and fortunately, Stormy appears to be his soulmate. Will they end up together? I don't know yet- I haven't read the last book. But, one of the best things about this series is at the end of each book, there is the promise that they will be "together forever". Way to keep us in suspense, Mr. Koontz.

4. Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
These two aren't a match made in heaven, because frankly my dear, I don't believe they'll get there. From the moment they meet they are constantly bickering, and it only gets more clear they suit each other as time passes. Only Rhett seems to realize that, while Scarlett... well, she's Scarlett- she puts up a good fight. So, while they aren't matches made in heaven, they are suited to each other in the worst possible way- I can't imagine either of them ending up with any other person.

3. Rae (or Sunshine) and Constantine from Sunshine by Robin McKinley
This is a slight spoiler, but I think it's clear from the start of this book exactly who ends up with who- Con is simply to dastardly handsome for Sunshine to pass up (that's sarcasm, by the way- Con isn't Twilight-esque by any means). From the moment they form a tentative alliance, they're drawn to each other, despite the fact that Con could probably manage well enough without Sunshine. I also think it's highly ironic Rae is known as Sunshine and Con is a vampire- how much more forbidden can you get?

2. Silhara and Martise from Master of Crows by Grace Draven
If I were to name my favorite romance ever- this is pretty much it (although I may take it back whenever I get to Draven's newest endeavor). I am not one for conventional romance, so this book isn't for everyone (i.e. those who like perfect heroes/gentlemen and flawless maidens), but if you like a heavy dose of romance set in an original fantasy world, this is your book.
Also, Silhara and Martise's chemistry is literally unchartable- so that's why they're on this list.

1. Kate Daniels and Curran Lennart from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
These two have entertained me nonstop throughout seven books. Usually, I get tired of a romance angle by then, but somehow Kate and Curran's antics never get old- which I can't say for a lot of romances that last for three plus books. Amidst banter, power struggles, and a somewhat uneven pairing, Kate and Curran continue to change as their coupledom evolves, making this a more realistic love story than many I've read (well, if you subtract the paranormal element, at least).

Which character-couples do you think really belong together? Have you ever been upset by a character's choice of a boyfriend/girlfriend/partner?


  1. I totally need to read sooner Robin McKinley and that Kate Daniels series. Yes yes to Rhett and Scarlett.

    1. Rhett and Scarlett are pretty much the original power-struggle couple- I think it's amazing that Mitchell wrote the entire book while she was recovering from an injury. I thought Kate Daniels series would be one of the ubiquitous over-hyped series that I ended up hating, but I ended up loving it with a capital L. I kind of wish Robin McKinley would write more adult books, because she's as good at writing them as she is at YA, which is her specialty.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Tabitha!
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. Kate & Curran all the way! Oh, there are too many of them, all of my favs, like f.e. Mac & Barrons from Fever series by K.M.Moning. and yes, there were a couple of times when I got upset with the character's choice of boyfriend because- hey, I know what's best for them of course, lol.

    1. I need to read the Fever series, but first I must find the books for cheapish- I've heard such great things about it. I think I added the last question because I've been on the wrong side of a love triangle way too many times. I think books with love triangles should have two different endings, so the reader can decide. :)
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
      ~Litha Nelle


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