I hate predictable writing. I cringe at sappy stories. I loathe ooey-gooey books.
Unless said writing is a romance.
So be prepared for some predictable writing on my list of favorite love stories. Be ready for some sappy romances. Get set for some ooey-gooey tales. And forgive me for my reading sins. We all have our flaws.
There's really no point in me listing Gone with the Wind here. If you've read it and you don't love the romance in it, then you may as well not bother reading my list at all. It is my Uber-Romance, the romance against which all other romances may be measured. Scarlett loves Ashley and Ashley (kind of) loves Melanie and Ashley (kind of) loves Scarlett and Rhett loves Scarlett and Scarlett (though she realizes it too late) loves Rhett. The ultimate in no-win relationships. And, thus, the perfect romance.
You probably have The Fault in Our Stars and Sloppy Firsts and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Anna and the French Kiss on your list, too. So I'm not bothering to put these on mine. You already know how wonderful they are. In a Teen Love sort of way.
One for the Money will never be anybody's literature, but you've got to love a story where our main character is in love with two amazingly gorgeous fellows. You know all about this one, so I'm not listing it either.
Should I even both putting Bridget Jones's Diary down? No, I don't think so. Everybody has read this one and, even if you haven't, you've seen the movie.
Okay, enough of what's not on my list. Here are a few that might be a little off your radar:
♥♥♥The Monk Downstairs♥♥♥
♥♥♥The Gold Bug Variations♥♥♥
♥♥♥Major Pettigrew's Last Stand♥♥♥
♥♥♥A Kiss for Little Bear♥♥♥
♥♥♥Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak♥♥♥
♥♥♥The Lover's Dictionary♥♥♥
♥♥♥My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead:
Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro♥♥♥
What do you think? Have you, too, loved any of these? Hated any?