Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.
Love is in the air. 😉 This weeks topic is a Valentines freebie. So I have chosen to highlight my top ten OTP’s. Now narrowing down the list was tough but not unbearable. These couples just made my heart all warm and fuzzy and I simply adore the connection between them.
1. Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux: Starbound Trilogy
“Major, to what extent did you act upon your feelings for Miss LaRoux?”
“How am I supposed to answer that question?”
“I held on.” Lilac swallows, her eyes on Tarver’s. Her voice is very quiet now, barely more than a whisper. “So I could come back to you.”
2. Jonah Griggs and Taylor Markham: Jellicoe Road
“What do you want from me?” he asks.
What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him.
“I don’t want to let go, because tonight I’m not looking for anything more than being part of him. Because being part of him isn’t just anything. It’s kind of everything.”
3. Inej Ghafa and Kaz Brekker: Six of Crows
“He needed to tell her…what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn’t pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he’d begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. He needed to thank her for his new hat.”
4. Skylar Evans and Josh Mitchell: I’ll Meet You There
“I don’t really know what it means to move on, but lately, with Sky, I’m starting to feel like I want to because when I look at her, I don’t see you or the war or any of the shit in my head. I just see her, and it’s like suddenly I can breathe again after holding my breath for so long.”
5. Finnikin and Isaboe: The Lumatere Chronicles
“And when Finnikin grabbed her to him and buried his face in her neck and then bent down and placed his mouth on hers, the others pretended that there was something very interesting happening in the meadow. The priest-king even pointed at the nothing they were pretending to see. But Froi didn’t. He just watched the way Finnikin’s hands rested on Evanjalin’s neck and he rubbed his thumb along her jaw and the way his tongue seemed to disappear inside her mouth as if he needed a part of her to breathe himself. And Froi wondered what Evanjalin was saying against Finnikin’s lips when they stopped because whatever the words were it made them start all over again and this time their hunger for each other was so frightening to watch that it made Froi look away.”
6. Jase Garrett and Samantha Reed: My Life Next Door
“He instantly covers my fingers with his own, giving me his slow, intoxicating smile. I feel a pang, as though I’m handing over a part of myself I’ve never offered before.”
7. Karou and Akiva: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
“Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world. No matter what happens. I need you to remember that I love you.”
8. Richard Campbell Gansey III and Blue Sargent: The Raven Cycle
“I wish you could be kissed, Jane,’ he said. ‘Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.’ He flailed an arm toward the stars.”
9. Emily and Oz: Nowhere but Here
“You’re beautiful inside and out. I like how you challenge me. I like how I can never figure out what you’re going to do or say. I like how we’ve thrown weird shit in your direction and you take it like a pro.”
I cup her face with one hand and caress her soft skin.
“I like how you smile and how you laugh. I like how you love and defend your family and I like how you’re trying to love mine. I love how you trust. But mostly, Emily, I like how I feel when I’m around you.”
Shit. My heart bursts as the words tumble out. “I’m falling for you.”
10. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark: The Hunger Games
“You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him,
Those are my OTPs. Who’s yours?