Booking Through Thursday

What’s the most romantic book you’ve ever read?

(Mind you, I don’t mean the hard-core stuff you hide in plain wrappers under your mattress. I mean True Love, Romance, deeply emotional, heart-tugging, and all that stuff.)

And, secondly, did you like it? Is it your usual kind of reading, or did it take you by surprise?

Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold.
No sex scenes and the main couple met and married in the previous book.

Yes, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read (that’s why I’ve never reviewed it; I would just gush).

I read a lot of science fiction, so that’s usual. However, it’s part of the Cordelia’s Honor omnibus which was the first Bujold book I read. So, in that respect it was a surprise.

Also, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find books without a courtship romance in them. I don’t find them particularly romantic; to me romance is when you know the other person and can rely on them unconditionally. So, that was an extremely pleasant surprise to me.