Starting off with the most sizzling couple ever: Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. I've never read such an intensely romantic scene as the one in the bathroom where Kaz struggles to bandages Inej's arm--and she struggles to let him--with their past demons hovering all around.
I was literally gasping for breath by the end of this scene and all they did was touch. I remember holding the book away and thinking, 'what kind of sorcery is this, Leigh Bardugo?'
So, favorite romantic quotes of theirs! Definitely, but not limited too:
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Yes, I'm fan-girling over this series again. Sister just finished reading them aloud to youngest sister, who is now Gen's biggest fan. She literally couldn't stop giggling every time he entered the scene. It was so cute. But in addition to being hilariously adorable, Gen is also quite the romancer...
So number two goes to Gen and Attolia from The Queen's Thief series:
Finally, we have Hal and Raisa from the Seven Realms. I swooned over this series for weeks. It's as near to perfection as a book series can be, with Han at the helm of that perfection. (I may or may not be blushing right now.)
So, those are my top three, but there are so many more!!! I've been reading a lot of fantastic books lately and I was tempted to fill this post with so many mushy quotes you'd all be gagging.
I considered finishing with one of my own (am I that brave? You'll never know!), but, to my horror, I realized I've not written a kissing scene in about 200,000 words (or four years... or two 2nd draft WIPs). Such an atrocity! Worry not, this will be rectified in my next WIP post haste. ;-P
Not that I have all that much experience....
Hope your winter's are going well. Mine is passing FAR to quickly. I need another three months at least, to finish my TBR pile and get books written!
Updates on goals and book hauls coming shortly.
Until then, write on!