May 3, 2013

WRECKED Blog Tour {Top 5 Swoon Worthy Couples & Give@way}

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Top Five Swoon Worthy couples in Literature
There are so many swoon worthy couples, but here are a few of my favorites. Some are classical pairs, while others come from more recent reads.

1)    Elizabeth and Darcy
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
                I'm a huge Pride and Prejudice fan. It's got to be one of my all-time favorite romances. I love the back and forth and how real it feels. All of the misunderstanding makes it even sweeter when they finally get together. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of reading about this couple.

2)      Daisy and Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I'm sure a lot of people would argue with me here, but I can't make my list without them. They serve as a reminder that not all romances involve just the couple—and that love can sometimes have long lasting and even destructive consequences. Daisy and Gatsby are careless and cause tons of hurt, but ultimately it's because they're in love.

3)  Arizona and Kellan
Portal by Imogen Rose

Portal was the book that made me decide to go Indie, and Arizona and Kellan are a big part of the reason I love the book so much. I can't say too much without giving away the plot, but they give “friends to more” new meaning. It’s also a great example of a brother’s best friend romance. I can’t get enough of either of these types of romances.

4)      Julie and Matt
Flat- Out Love by Jessica Park.

This was one of my first and favorite New Adult reads. I love everything about how this relationship built up— even if it was anything but clear cut. I fell in love with both characters, and I was so happy to see them together.

5)      Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

They are the epitome of star-crossed lovers. So tragic, but such a beautiful story with a real lesson. I remember reading the play for the first time in middle school. I spent hours thinking about how things could have worked out differently. It’s also such a wonderful play to watch performed. 

When your past catches up, it's time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She's been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he's disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?
You can read my review of WRECKED HERE

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  1. Yay for Matty and Julie!!

  2. Anonymous04 May, 2013