I fell in love with books at a very young age. Nothing could tear me away from them. In fact, my parents would have to take my books away because I’d get eyestrain from reading so much. In elementary and middle school, my parents and I would go to the mall just about every weekend. The first stop was the bookstore. (Remember Walden Books?) I’d grab the latest R.L. Stine book and I’d read while my parents shopped. My mom would have to grab my arm and redirect me so I didn’t walk into walls or other shoppers because my nose would be buried in the book.
R.L. Stine will always hold a special place in my heart because his books shaped my childhood and what I write today. But in my adult life, I discovered a series that pulled on my heartstrings because not only was it paranormal but it was also romance. Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series stole my heart from the very beginning. Patch and Nora have a love like none other. He’s a fallen angel and she… well, I won’t spoil the series. Let’s just say the odds are against them, yet they fight for each other.
Here’s one of my favorite Patch and Nora moments:
My body seemed to have swept aside the logical part of my brain. Smothered it, in fact. I slid my hands up his chest and looped my arms around his neck. Patch lifted me at the hips, and I wrapped my legs around his waist. My pulse pounded, but I didn’t mind one little bit. I crushed my mouth to his, soaking up the ecstasy of his mouth on mine, his hands on me, feeling on the verge of bursting out of my skin—
Patch and Nora are my favorite book couple. Who’s yours?