I needed a blog post, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I took inspiration from that. And I just love characters and relationships and quotes and wanted the excuse to talk about them! I didn’t want to overwhelm everyone with too long of a blog post though. So here are five quotes from five (but definitely not all) of my favorite book couples being silly or swoony or ridiculous or oblivious, and, of course, perfect for each other!
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Steal the Sun by Lexi Blake
Maybe this isn’t the best romance quote, but I have WAY too much highlighted in these books to read over all of it, and I like this one because it perfectly illustrates how right these two are for each other. Just for clarification, he’s not killing innocent people. The other people (well, fae) started it.
I watched intently because Daniel was a vision of violent power and grace when he worked. The crowd fell like dominoes as he twisted and whirled that sword in an arc that left not one of the men untouched. Blood began to splatter in a neat circle, saturating the ground around him. Half the men had already fallen.
Daniel stopped, his head down, sword held low and he looked over at me and winked. So fucking sexy.
Real Vampires Take No Prisoners by Amy Fecteau
The love interest in this story is an immortally old vampire, and he always calls the MC “Sunshine,” though the MC doesn’t know why until he explains. (I used the cover of the first book in the series because the cover for this one is terrible.)
“Haven’t you ever met someone who stuck in your mind? Someone you couldn’t shake loose? Someone who glowed so brightly, you thought you’d never miss the sun again?”
Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
Oh, this hopeless couple. Just absolutely hopeless. And hopelessly adorable.
“You … love me?”
Snow nods. “Yeah,” he says, “of course.”
Like it’s obvious.
It isn’t obvious. It has not been obvious.
“You never said,” I say.
He frowns. “I thought—I mean … I’ve killed so many things for you.”
I laugh. It might be another sob, but maybe it’s just a laugh. “What are you, a house cat? Am I supposed to know how you feel because you brought me a mouse?”
The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie
This one just puts a smile on my face.
“You have that cross face about you. Like you enjoy wringing happiness by the neck.”
“I don’t enjoy it,” I say curtly, and in all the gods-forsaken places I could rest my narrowed eyes, they fall to his mouth.
Mykal mumbles with his cigarette, “Ah, so you’re looking to be kissed then.”
Incubus by Amanda Meuwissen
This one has always cracked me up.
“He just asked how things were going, and when I asked ‘what do you mean?’, he said… well… ‘how are things working out being in love with my brother?’.”
Nathan was going to kill Jim, drunkenness as an excuse or not.
“And I said,” Sasha went on, grinning a little in the dark again, “much better now that he kisses back.”
As I was putting this post together, I was thinking about how swoony speeches, though they can be lovely in the moment and definitely have a place when it comes to romance, don’t always stand out to me as much in the end or out of the story in a post like this. And I think they can start to feel similar after you read a lot of them. What I really love are the silly, fun moments, or the moments that are super sweet and make me swoon because of how perfectly they show the characters or the dynamic between them.