1. Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen. How can this not be number one. It's perfect on the romance. Heavy on the social sarcasm, but it all works out in the end. Well except for Lydia and Wickham.
2. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte. Reader, I loved it. Jane's life is so hard and difficult as a small child that you just hope that she overcomes the hardship and find the one person who could love her for her. She does, but it ends badly for all involved. But Jane perseveres and she comes out on top.
3. Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte. By far my favorite of all the Bronte sisters. This book was written 150 years too soon. Gilbert Markham is the epitome of hero.
4. The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Nifnegger. How can you not love this book. The love between Henry and Claire is heartbreaking and yet, funny at the same time. Claire has loved Henry forever.
5. If I Stay and Where She Went, Gayle Forman. SIGH. A heartbreaking tale of continue to live throughout adversity and realizing that the person who helped pull you through is still the one for you. Mia and Adam is the perfect couple. It only took them three years to realize that.
6. Trinity, Leon Uris. An unusual add, but this is a love story to Ireland. This epic story will have you rooting for Conor and Ireland and hating the English and the Catholic Church. Just a beautiful story set during Ireland's turbulent times.
7. Twilight Series, Stephenie Meyer. Regardless of what you think the romance oozes off the page and people have been addicted to this book. I can't explain what it is. I don't think anyone can. Edward and Bella are not perfect and their romance calls to question many issues like stalking. For some reason, teenage girls find that sexy. Go figure.Couple of honorable mentions:
A Room With a View, EM Forster. Italy brings out the lovers.
Persuasion, Jane Austen. Refinding love at an older age. Nothing better.
Do you agree with my list? What are you most romantic books that you read?