TTT: Star-Crossed Lovers. Or, the Couples I was Pulling For. *sniff*

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

February 14: All About Romance Tropes/Types — top ten favorite hate-to-love romances (from books or movies or tv), top ten favorite (or least favorite) instalove romances, favorite slow-burn romances, favorite starcrossed lovers, etc. etc. Can go so many ways with this one).

As a mystery lover, I’m the first to admit that the “all about romance” list is not the easiest top ten I’ve ever done. Last year I did a top ten favorite couples list. This year I decided to narrow it down to star-crossed lovers. You know, the romance you were really rooting for but it just wasn’t meant to be. (Usually thanks to tragedy. *sniff*)

Star-Crossed Lovers


Ten Couples I was Pulling For:

And I do have a bonus this week from television. I really loved the Izzie and Denny story from Grey’s Anatomy. (Quick summary: Izzie fell for patient Denny while he awaited a heart transplant. He finally received his transplant just in time, asked Izzie to marry him, and died hours later from a brain aneurysm.)

This scene came from the end of an episode that paralleled the world of the living and the world of the dead (I believe about a year after Denny’s death), and it came together at the end with Izzie and Denny sensing each other when they crossed paths at the hospital. Beautiful (and sad) way to end their love story. Every time I hear this song, I just think of this scene.


Now, I know I’ve missed some amazing star-crossed lovers. (In fact, I almost missed The Fault in Our Stars!) Like I said, romance isn’t really my thing. So who do I need to add to this list? Remind and/or enlighten me! What topic did you chose for this week’s Valentine Edition of TTT? Sound off in the comments below, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one.

Happy Valentines Day, Book Lovers!

20 thoughts on “TTT: Star-Crossed Lovers. Or, the Couples I was Pulling For. *sniff*

  1. I went into this post wondering if you would go to TV to talk about Rose and the 10th doctor – do you feel like they ended up together or not? I feel like – no. It wasn’t really 10 but better than nothing.

    PS autocorrect changed “nothing” to “itching” and it was pretty funny.

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    • I thought about including Rose and the Doctor! That was one where I really wanted them to be together, but the show never answered our question – was there more to their relationship than what we saw on screen? I think that Rose did end up with the copy of Ten. I mean, she loved Ten and that regeneration (and her parallel universe) was the only way the relationship could work for her. Now I’m thinking about that last scene before Ten regenerated and he went back in time to see Rose on NYE right before they met. *sob* I love those two! ❤ ❤

      I actually could have EASILY done this topic based on just TV shows. I definitely follow romance more on TV/movies than in my books. But I was strong and stuck to books this week. 🙂


    • Yes, I agree. I love a happy ending. Some of these books are tear jerkers for sure! But sometimes I do like to read a sad book, I just have to be in the right mood. It took me forever to pick up The Fault in Our Stars. but it was worth it. 🙂


  2. Good lord lady you just made me cry watching that stupid Izzy and Denny scene!! I am such a huge Grey’s fan and I too loved them. Although I think the actor really makes it because he is awesome in everything. Anyways for books I was also rooting for Hazel and Augustus. I just got Three Martini Lunch and can’t wait to read it!

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    • I’m so glad it’s not just me! I totally cried watching it too when I added it to my post. You are right – Jeffery Dean Morgan makes me root for them. He’s a great actor. I hope you like Three Martini Lunch!


    • Eleanor & Park was really good. I loved the setting too – it’s in the mid-1980’s. Maisie Dobbs books are great period mysteries – they take place in London in the 1930’s. She’s a really interesting character. I love her independence in that time period.


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