This Chicks Sunday Commentary: The Soul Ripping Romance Tag!

I have not done a tag in a really long while, but I thought this one sounded like fun! Thanks Anna from Dole Whip and Books for tagging me. Anna and I share a love for YA, Romance novels, and all things Disney! Anna, you probably didn’t realize this but I grew up in Southern California and used to have an annual pass to Disneyland. Now that I’m in Tennessee I miss Disneyland! Go check out Anna’s blog for some great reviews and a peak into her life.

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Here are the Rules as created by Nel at Reactionary Tales.

  • Thanks the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author- Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (you can do more!) romances that tugged at your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga, anything! The 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 trauma.

Soul ripping

I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for a great romance. It’s my go to genre when I’m feeling down and I have several that I’ve read over and over. Soul ripping might be a stretch, but these couples certainly tugged at my heart strings.

  1. Sal and Rey from Kulti by Mariana Zapatsavonne

I just re-read this novel for like the 4th time and will probably read it once a year for the rest of my life. Rey is Sal’s coach on a professional women’s soccer team. She’s had a crush on him since she was a kid and he was the best men’s pro soccer player of his time. She’s so excited that he is going to be her coach but reality is nothing like her dreams. He’s an ass. Mariana Zapata writes slow burn romances and she builds their relationship through every level; from antagonistic, to friendship, to love. When Rey admits how he feels for Sal her soul is rocked. She can’t believe that this man who she had idolized returns her feelings. My skin breaks out in goose bumps and my eyes tear up EVERY TIME. That is a well written romance. Period.

To purchase Kulti click this link! Kulti

2. Ross and Rachel from Friends

Ross and Rachel

Friends was THE show to watch in the ’90’s and Ross and Rachel were the “It” couple. I lived in LA at the time and all the girls had Rachel’s haircut and every boy next door wanted his own Rachel. There’s nothing like that moment when you realize that the thing you wanted most – to be loved- was right in front of you the whole time. Their first kiss was a tear-jerker!

To purchase an episode of Friends click this link! The One After Ross Says Rachel

3. Nevada and Rogan – Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews


Ilona Andrews is a husband and wife writing team. They write both perspectives so well! I can just imagine Ilona writing a scene and turning to her husband Gordon and he makes a face saying ” a guy wouldn’t think that way at all!” and re-writing the scene. Their characters perspectives are spot on. Connor “Mad” Rogan and Nevada Baylor are in my top five favorite fictional couples. He knows he wants her from the start, but she isn’t willing to let him in easily and he knows he has a fight on his hands to win her over. That quote above? Shivers… this is a series well worth your time!

To purchase Burn for Me click this link! Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy)

4. Jack and Rose from the movie Titanic

The historical costumes, sweeping music, and Kate and Leo. All things that made this couple so easy to love. Regardless if there was room on that door for Jack or not, I loved this movie and this couple!

5.  Satine and Christian singing Come What May- Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge 3

Moulin Rouge

OK, yes I know Satine was a prostitute, however this movie was so romantic and the song Come What May was the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding. I LOVE this song. It still gives me the chills and is one of the most epic romantic songs. Of course the tragic ending does help that a bit, but it’s still a beautiful song with a lot of meaning in those words and I still picture my husband and I dancing at our wedding.

What did you think about my choices? would you pick any of the same Soul Ripping moments or couples? Let me know in the comments!

This post was a lot of fun! I would like to nominate a few bloggers. Feel free to join in the fun or not. If I didn’t nominate you and you’d like to do this tag, please join in! Tag me so I can see your answers!

Kelly @Another Book in the Wall

Holly @Dressed to Read

@Books and Love

Jill@Jill’s Book Blog

Donna@Heron There and Everywhere



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