#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices.
This month focuses on Bookish Wishes and this week the prompt is Couples who need a sequel.
I found this rather hard- I don’t tend to read a lot for romance, maybe I’m an old cynic but I tend to think ah that’s cute, let’s see them in a few years arguing over whose turn it is to stay up til an ungodly hour with the insomniac toddler (as I had to ironically last night) but that wouldn’t work as a YA novel, that’s adult fiction!!
However there are some kindling romances or sometimes unspoken resonance that I’m interested to see where they go next.
Some of these I know there is a sequel, but I still want to find out what happens next anyway.
Fliss Widdershins & Colton –A Pinch Of Magic by Michelle Harrison
Whilst Fliss is an absolute flirt and nothing actually ‘happens’ between her and Colton but a tone and magnetism between the two is palpable and I would love to see that kernel grow.
I know there are more books but I hope this plot point gets some wings.
Marianne and Bronn – Viper by Bex Hogan
Marianne & Bronn have that childhood sweethearts torn apart by circumstance romantic thing going on and they were finally truthful to each other in Viper.
Now whilst the relationship was agreed to take a back seat to the quest, but I hope we see a bit more of the emotional tender side of Bronn in the sequel.
Liba and Dovid – The Sisters Of The Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
Liba didn’t believe she is attractive because she lacks the fragility, grace and pale colouring of her sister Laya yet she had won the heart of Dovid and even with her secret his concern and love is for her happiness, wellbeing and safety- but as in accordance with the time and their religion it is a very chaste blossoming.
I want to see this couple again whether ‘come away with me’ away from pogroms to a new life or in years to come seeing if their child/ren inherit her ‘gift’, or more interestingly the grandmother’s gift.
Jupiter North and Fenestra- The Nevermoor Books – Jessica Townsend
This isn’t a kinky Lady-cat & beardy hipster man thing, but there’s certainly something more than friendship going on between Jupiter and Fenestra especially because of the ‘I don’t care’ attitude from Fen when her behaviour shows she really does care.
Arianwyn & Colin – The Apprentice Witch Trilogy – James Nicol
It’s a ‘not quite’ romance in the books but it’s burning there. Arianwyn has deep feelings for Colin but is afraid to show them and Colin is a gentleman which leaves the pair at somewhat of an impasse during the Trilogy. Arianwyn’s dad can read the writing on the wall after a few minutes with them yet the pair are too shy to step beyond friendship.
I would like to see this series again, whether it be the setting a few years later or even a few decades later and Arianwyn is mentoring a young Apprentice of her own… have Arianwyn and Colin taken the chance or did they miss their moment- is there still hope?
Pip and Rav A Good Girls Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson
Well I want to see a sequel with Pip and I hope that Rav comes along too- maybe negotiating the difficulties of a strong romantic and friendship bond with her attending university and with his academic past feeling ‘left behind’ how can they make it work whilst she investigates another cold case- possibly something that happened at her university??
Would love to see more from Pip and how Rav would still fit in her life as it changes- that’s real.