Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Top Ten (or Four) Tuesday: Reread-worthy Romances

Today's topic is a "Love Freebie" for Valentine's week, so I thought I'd feature a few of the romances I adore. I guess I'm actually partially borrowing a topic from later this month ("Books I Could Reread Forever"), but hopefully that's all right!

These romances aren't for everyone—a lot depends on personal preference. But these are ones that swept me away, and I found them worth enjoying more than once. :)

The Redemption by MaryLu Tyndall

This whole series is so engaging, especially for Pirates of the Caribbean fans! It's also lovely that Edmund and Charlisse's story continues through more than one book. Danger and love on the high seas? Check and check!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

This fantasy novel is fascinating, as is the relationship between Nyx and Ignifex. It's a crazy journey, but layered with so much meaning and hope and passion amid the darkness. (That darker and somewhat strange/creepy nature of the book does make me hesitant to recommend this to everyone.)

Recalled by Cambria Hebert

This is another book I'm hesitant to recommend to everyone, given the premise of the boy on a mission to assassinate the girl (basically the same as Cruel Beauty, but reversed). Yet, the tension and Dex's path to falling in love are enthralling. It's funny how a book that has such a dark plot can be so sweet and touching. (As a side note, while I don't think it's the best idea to go too deep in analyzing the book's theology, there are some really powerful points and scenes in this story!)

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

This has got to be one of the sweetest stories ever! An epistolary novel about a girl spreading her wings...and finding love. A classic I can recommend to pretty much anyone. :) It's so cute and comforting and meaningful!

I'd love to know...
What are your favorite romance books?
The ones that make you smile or cry or melt?


Brittaney said...

I love The Redemption series. I've read it a couple of times.

Louise Ferrell said...

Cruel Beauty is such an interesting choice. I went through phases of loving and hating it even while I was reading XD I'm still not sure how I felt about it, but it's definitely original.

My 'love freebie' TTT this week.

Amber Holcomb said...


Isn't it such a wonderful series?? Glad you've enjoyed it more than once too!


Amber Holcomb said...


I totally understand! Haha. When I first read it, I wasn't quite sure how I felt...I'm pretty sure I rated it 4 stars. I've since changed my rating to 5 stars and discovered I really do love it. ;) Definitely an original story!

Thanks for sharing your link too! Great topic, focusing on love triangles and which ones did/didn't work! :)


MovieCritic said...

I own Daddy Long Legs, but I just haven't read it yet! I sounds so good.

Amber Holcomb said...


Oh, I hope you love it when you read it! It really is the sweetest. :) ♥ Such a lovely story!