Soul Ripping Romance Tag!

Hello, everyone! Here comes another Tag time!
Thank you Jo-Ann@Inspiration Pie for tagging me for this fun tag created by Nel@Reactionary Tales. You guys know how much I love heart-shattering books, so this tag is right up my alley, ย I know it’ll be so much fun doing this.
If you haven’t already, go hurry check out Nel’s and Jo-Ann’s blogs. They are both amazing bloggers and have great, inspiring, fun content, too!

Without further ado, let’s dive right in! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Guide:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author Nel@Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas.
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)


My Take on Soul-Ripping Romances:


Neal and Georgie from Landline


Let me say this out loud – I LOVE Neal in Landline. He’s quiet, reticent yet once he speaks, whatever word comes from him just rocks my soul to the core.ย  I don’t know exactly what it is, I just can’t put my finger on it, but something about Neal enthralled me. ย What broke my heart while reading Landline was Georgie’s angst and desperate want to get a hold of Neal. Her desperate craving for his voice and reassurance that they’ll be OK tugged at my heartstrings and I couldn’t help but root for Georgie. I love them.


Marie-Laure and Werner from All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light we Cannot See

I know I keep bringing up this book over and over again, and Marie-Laure and Werner might not fall into the category of ‘romance,’ yet I swore I felt something beautiful and special sprang between them and I simply adored it. This is the reason why THE FOUNTAIN OF THE EARTH thing shattered my heart to bits and rendered me momentarily dysfunctional. I cannot gush enough about how shocked and broken I was. Oh, man. Anthony Doerr… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Ben and Felicity from Felicity (TV show)

I love this couple. This might date me (who cares, anyway?), but when I first watched this show long time a go, I fell in love with the budding romance between them and literally gritted my teeth with frustration every time a third character gets in the way and splits them apart.
I haven’t watched the final episode yet, but I bought the complete DVD box series last summer so I could always indulge myself whenever I’m in the mood for a healthy dose of heart-tingling romance ๐Ÿ™‚


Cinder and Kai from the Lunar Chronicle Series


I know all too well (yes, ‘WELL,’ thank you) I’m a bit too old for having my heart flutter over a YA series, but this couple had me in their clutches and filled me with happiness when they finally get reunited in Cress. Their mutual attraction is nothing but the obvious right from the beginning, so it was almost agonizing that I had to read how emotionally conflicted they are in Cinder and Scarlet.ย Kai is still a teenager but his demeanor and maturity embody what I look for in a man and I absolutely adore Cinder for being mentally strong and a kick-butt heroine, not being reduced down to be a saccharine cutey-girly type I personally don’t like.


Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars from Sense and Sensibility (Film)

I haven’t read the book yet I’ve watched this adaptation so many times, and the last scene (shown in the Gif) never fails to get me all welled up. Emma Thompson’s performance is simply stunning; she beautifully expresses the moment when Elinor’s bottled up feelings and emotions toward Edward finally gush out. It’s simply breathtaking and rewarding. I love this film. I cannot get enough of it.


I tag…

I’m sorry if you’ve already done this tag.ย If you havenโ€™t been tagged, feel free to participate and keep this chain going. Let’s be real; we could always use a little romance in our lives ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much for reading and your support! It’s been fun!
I’ll talk to you again soon ๐Ÿ˜€

11 thoughts on “Soul Ripping Romance Tag!

  1. Thank you for the tag! I will probably take some time to answer this, as I am terribly busy at work and have left a few scheduled posts for the next weeks. All the Light we Cannot See is wonderful, Marie-Laure and Werner definitely had something special, and it was very beautiful. Elinor from Sense and Sensibility is one of Jane Austen’s best characters in my opinion! Great answers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Norin says:

      Thanks for responding! Please do not feel you need to rush. Take however long you like. I’m glad that you felt something special between Werner and Marie-Laure, too!

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  2. Nel says:

    Thank you so much for participating!! I appreciate it! I loved Felicity and I’ve never finished it yet! I need to read Cinder. It’s on my TBR list and Landline sounds like a really good book!

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    • Norin says:

      Thank you, Nel! I’m glad you enjoyed my answers! What a relief! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cinder and the Lunar Chronicles Series is my absolute favorite.
      I highly recommend Landline. The dialogues are just great and captivating.

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    • Norin says:

      Thanks, Jo-Ann! It was so much fun coming up with my ‘Soul-Ripping Romances!’
      I read Landline on Kindle, but I so fell in love with Neal so I’m now thinking of getting a physical copy… I got so invested in the characters! All the Light We Cannot See is such a beautiful, haunting book. It’s a historical fiction so if you’re into that genre, I highly recommend it!

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    • Norin says:

      Hello, Tina! Haha! I did the same, too… I put my thinking cap and racked my brain to come up with what romances moved me and ripped my heart in two!! Don’t feel pressured that you need to hurry. I’m looking forward to reading your answers ๐Ÿ™‚

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