Monday, 26 August 2013

Undeniable Blog Tour: Liz Bankes Talks Top Book Couples!

Undeniable by Liz Bankes || Release date: August 1st 2013.

Frank, funny and fabulous the new romantic novel from Liz Bankes.

Gabi is so excited she's spending the summer working as a runner on her favourite TV show. It's a dream come true! Plus it's perfect for for distracting her from The Break-Up especially with all those gorgeous actors around. And then there's Spencer Black: student, extra, expert flirt. Everything with him is fun, intoxicating and uncertain. Things between them are hotting up when he lands a minor role on the show. So is it make or break for them? Is Spencer undeniably the one for Gabi?


 Guest Post: Liz Bankes picks her top five book couples. 

Pretty much the main reason I write romantic comedy is because that’s what I love reading. I love spending the whole of a book getting increasingly desperate for a couple to get together, to the point I get confused and forget they’re not real. (I’m the same with TV couples – I almost broke a chair watching The Office Christmas special, I continually reassure myself that Tim and Daisy from Spaced ended up married and please don’t talk to me about Emily and Naomi in Skins.)

 When I am writing my characters I think about these couple and what made me love them so much. If I can incorporate even just tiny hints of these things into my couples then I will be very happy. The only thing that would make me happier would be if these couples all came to life and decided to be my friends.

1. Georgia Nicolson and Dave the Laugh
From his first appearance as a red herring, through the clown-nosed love declaration and the wet bottom incident, Dave was ALWAYS the one for Georgia. No amount of sex gods and lurve gods would persuade me otherwise. He’s always there for her as a mate and the only one of the boys who could match her in the humour department. They are proof that, whatever else happens, being in love should be a laugh.

2. Lizzie and Darcy
Grumpy frowny man meets woman who dearly loves a laugh. Sound likes an absolute disaster. I bet he will be the last person she would ever marry. 

But WAIT! Maybe under all that chat about finding each other annoying, they actually fancy each other?? Yep, you are right. Despite first impressions, this is in fact the beginning of the best love story ever. (Did you know First Impressions was the original title of Pride and Prejudice?) 

I love this idea of wearing down someone’s grumpiness – or the gradual realisation that you are actually quite enjoying the sparring matches with the person you claim to dislike. Plus he has a big house and walks around in a wet shirt sometimes.

3. Noah and Allie from the Notebook
It is possible that I haven’t read the book and am basing this all on Ryan Gosling’s face the film. But the fact remains that HE BUILT HER A HOUSE. I won’t say much for fear of spoilers, only that this couple made me cry FOR TWO HOURS.

4. Kim and Sugar from Sugar Rush
Again this one is based a bit on the TV series, but I have read the book as well. Through both you see just why Kim falls for her best friend Sugar and, despite Sugar’s wild, destructive and unreliable ways, you are willing them to get together. What this couple shows is the attraction of someone who just doesn’t care and it also makes you think about what it would be like to fall for your best friend – someone who is at once so close to you, but at the same time out of reach.

5. Viola and Orsino from Twelfth Night
You may have noticed that I like a bit of unrequited love. Viola is shipwrecked and dresses up as a boy so that she can work in Orsino’s court. She becomes his confidant and he sends her to woo local widow Olivia on his behalf. I love the way that these two fall in love through chats and getting to know each other, in complete contrast to the over the top way he talks about Olivia. And the bit where they talk about love and she talks about this guy that her ‘sister’ secretly loves, who happens to look just like Orsino is just brilliant. It makes me want to jump up and shout ‘It’s YOU, Orsino, you twit!’ But that doesn’t go down well in the theatre, apparently. 


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  1. ChristinaBookAddict26 August 2013 at 16:51

    Great list! I love Lizzie and Darcy (obviously!) and Noah and Allie are definitely a swoon worthy couple too!

  2. This
    book is filled with charismatic people of the most amazing variety. I
    felt so many emotions reading this book and often found myself laughing
    hysterically out aloud gaining the attention of those in the cafe around
    me! You may find yourself becoming very unproductive once you begin
    reading this, you won't want to put it down!
    If you enjoy reading about the following topics then you can anticipate loving this book:
    - History
    - Love
    - Family
    - Travel/Culture
    - Humour
    have never come across a book where I have felt so intriguant whilst
    being able to relate at the same time. Being one of first people to read
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