Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
I generally don't do Valentine's Day romance posts, due to me being cynical and grumpy and preferring friendship to love. That said, there are some romantic love stories that melt even my heart.
Here are ten.
Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler (self-published) - Super steamy and absolutely awesome, I adore Cait and Mase!
Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Penguin) - The online flirtation between Simon and Blue is SO super-cute!
Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Orion) - Leigh writes such fabulous relationships and there are several romantic ones in this book which are FANTASTIC.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (Hot Key) - I adore Nix and Kash, they are such an amazing pairing! (Yes, I know there's some other guy interested in Nix. Kash is WAY TOO AWESOME though.)
This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin (No UK publisher; Sourcebooks Fire in US) - Proper love triangle! Asexual main character!! SO MUCH AWESOMENESS!!!
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Usborne) - Gorgeous coming-of-age story - the first #ownvoices trans YA book I've read - which includes a great love interest, Grant, who I totally ship with MC Amanda.
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (No UK publisher; Flux in US) - Cas and Swift are a superb pairing and I love that this book actually looks at the captor/prisoner power imbalance and why that's such a massive issue.
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Simon & Schuster) - This absolutely DESTROYED me because of the central relationships in it being so wonderful.
Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton (Catnip) - Kitty and Dylan are really lovely leading ladies and their relationship is so, so sweet.
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon (Corgi) - A rare case of 'insta-love' working for me; Daniel and Natasha feel TOTALLY right for each other.