There’s nothing quite like a good love story to warm your heart and make you feel all fuzzy inside – and much of this is down to the chemistry between the characters who form a couple. Here, we’ve listed some of our favourite couples from books but let us know which is your favourite.
Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan - The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby, one of the leading lights of the Roaring ‘20s, fell in love with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan before fighting in the Great War. Upon his return, he vows to win her back but things end in tragedy for the esteemed socialite…
Mr and Mrs Weasley - Harry Potter
Ron and Hermione, Harry and Ginny, Dumbledore and Voldemort… No, the true loving couple in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is the ever-so-loyal Arthur and Molly Weasley. A couple who stay together through so many tough times, they raised seven children and Molly especially became a mother figure to Harry.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark - The Hunger Games
Ever since Peeta was 11 and deliberately burnt two loaves of bread from his mother’s bakery to feed the hungry Everdeen family, he had feelings for Katniss. When both are selected to take part in the 74th annual Hunger Games, they form a bond that lasts a lifetime – even if it started off just for show…
Othello and Desdemona - Othello
We were going to feature Romeo and Juliet but you all know the story of those starcrossed lovers and their ultimate fate. Instead, we’re going to focus on another of Shakespeare’s tragic lovers – Othello and Desdemona. Although paranoid of why she adores him, Othello loves the headstrong Desdemona with all his heart – but this riles up others including the scheming Iago…
Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun - The Notebook
Noah Calhoun has just returned from the Second World War and is restoring a plantation home when he reconnects with a girl he has obsessed over for the past 14 years. As the couple reacquaint themselves once more, they form an almost unbreakable bond…
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy - Pride and Prejudice
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”… Mr Darcy is attracted to Elizabeth but society declares she would not match up to his status. However, he decides to forego conventions and marry Elizabeth as he knows she is the love of his life.
Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - Wuthering Heights
Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw love each other very much but her brother is not so enamoured with the man. This eventually leads to a tragedy that changes the besotted and grieving Heathcliff for the worse…
Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters - The Fault in Our Stars
After meeting at a cancer support group, teenagers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters fall in love and become entirely devoted to each other. Their relationship develops further as they learn about each other and enjoy a romantic trip to Amsterdam… But then tragedy strikes.
Bella Swan and Edward Cullen - Twilight
Bella Swan is convinced that Edward Cullen hates her, but she also feels a strange attraction to him. He seems determined to push her away – but then he saves her life. Bella then discovers the reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires…
Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester - Jane Eyre
Governess Jane Eyre teaches a young French girl in Thornfield Hall and has an interesting first meeting with Mr Rochester when he accuses her of bewitching his horse to make him fall. His feelings change when he saves him from a fire and soon the couple unexpectedly fall in love…
Although many of these relationships end in tragedy, the passion and love between the characters is something that can’t help but make you feel romantic… Check out our hand-picked selection of romance books on site.
The best couples in books
- Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan - The Great Gatsby
- Mr and Mrs Weasley - Harry Potter
- Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark - The Hunger Games
- Othello and Desdemona - Othello
- Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun - The Notebook
- Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy - Pride and Prejudice
- Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - Wuthering Heights
- Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters - The Fault in Our Stars
- Bella Swan and Edward Cullen - Twilight
- Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester - Jane Eyre