Tonight my friend Maureen emailed me a link to this call for submissions for a Globe and Mail article on the best romantic or steamy book. Some of the classics like Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Jane Eyreand Wuthering Heightshave already been suggested but with Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I would take my own informal poll of my readers.
I’m sure you’ll be able to guess my choice for most romantic book, it’s not a secret that I have a crazy book crush on Pride and Prejudice. I love everything about the romances in this book. Jane and Bingley have a sweet and immediate connection – you could almost say it’s love at first sight (which of course is a secret fantasy of every woman). Who doesn’t want a handsome, rich and eligible bachelor to be infatuated with her from the start?
Elizabeth and Darcy on the other hand have a much more tumultuous courtship that is equally romantic. Darcy’s arrogance and hurtful comments about Elizabeth’s appearance and circumstances created a gulf between them he had to bridge with some of the most romantic gestures I’ve ever read. His proposals still make my heart skip a beat!
What books do you have a Valentine’s Day crush on?