Top Ten Tuesday – The Romance Edition: 10 Couples I’d Love an Update On


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is actually Characters I’d Love An Update On (Where are they now that the book is over?).  Since I’ve been mostly reading romance novels since the start of the pandemic, I decided to give this topic a romantic twist and focus on some of my favorite couples.  I have to say that I’ve been very lucky in the sense that many of the romance novels I read have been books in a series so there have been plenty of opportunities to revisit favorite couples and see how they’re doing.  Today I’m  focusing on books where I haven’t had that opportunity.  Sometimes we get nice little epilogues that give a glimpse into the future, but not always.  When I become invested in a couple getting their much deserved happily ever after, I would love to be able to revisit them at some point and know that it truly was a happily ever after for them.  Are they still together?  Are those grumpy/sunshine relationships still working out? Do they now have little grumpy/sunshines running around?

Also, I guess if you haven’t read these books yet but are planning to, my list could maybe considered spoilery since I’m obviously telling you who’s together at the end of their respective books.  But then again, don’t we read romances for the HEA in the first place?  That it’s more about the journey to the HEA rather than guessing who ends up together?  I don’t know. I’m just babbling.  I guess look away if you don’t want to know the couples’ names, lol.

10 Couples I’d Love an Update On



1. Teddy and Everett from Very Sincerely Yours

2.  Josh and Hazel from Josh & Hazels’ Guide to Not Dating

3.  Eve and Jacob from Act Your Age, Eve Brown

4.  Rosaline and Harry from Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

5. Nina and Tom from The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

6. January and Augustus from Beach Read

7.  Alex and Henry from Red, White & Royal Blue

8.  Stella and Michael from The Kiss Quotient

9. Olive and Adam from The Love Hypothesis

10. Jess and River from The Soulmate Equation


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Question:  Have you read any of these? Would you like to know what they’re up to these days? 

40 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Loved The Soulmate Equation, and Beach Read was interesting! It’s not necessarily the case in these two books, but I always wonder about the couples in stand-alone books that seem to fall in love so quickly – what is their life together like now?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? Same here, especially if the couple is a case of opposites attracting. Are they still attracted or are they now just getting on each other’s nerves, etc?

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    “Do they now have little grumpy/sunshines running around?” 🙂

    It’s always nice to check on on HEA’s I think. The Love Hypothesis looks fun, and so does Josh and Hazel’s. I mean, they all do really. 🙂

  3. Samantha Kozbial
    Samantha Kozbial says:

    We sort of got an update on Stella and Michael in book 2 (I haven’t read the new one, so not sure about there), but I would love to know more. I am crossing my fingers that Hazelwood’s sequel catches us up with that couple, but the rest are all stand alone. *sad face* I would love to know more about all of these couples.

  4. Dini @ dinipandareads
    Dini @ dinipandareads says:

    Quite a few of these are still on my TBR (welp) but I’d absolutely love to know how Josh & Hazel are doing now! I loved them so much 😍 I’m defo also curious about Stella & Michael and Nina & Tom! I loved these couples ❤️

  5. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    I think I read like 8 of these books and I’d indeed love an update on every one of those couples! The other 2 books are still on my TBR, but I’m sure I’ll also want more of them after I read them 😀

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love all of those covers too. I know some have grown tired of the illustrated cover trend but they just make me happy because they’re so vibrant and fun.

  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    “Do they now have little grumpy/sunshines running around?” LOL I love that. 🙂

    I’d love an update on Josh & Hazel. And a big yes to Alex & Henry. Those two just gave me joy. 🙂 And I’d love to read where they are now.

  7. Michele
    Michele says:

    I loved Josh and Hazel so much – if I’m remembering correctly, their book did have a really wonderful epilogue. But they were just such a great couple, i could definitely read more of them!

  8. Mica
    Mica says:

    Oh this is a great idea! yes I’d love an update on beach Read (I really enjoyed that one!) and the Soulmate Equation. Both made me smile as I read them, really enjoyed the stories!

    Hope that your week is going well! Another rainy spring one here!

  9. verushka
    verushka says:

    What a lovely idea for a TTT this is! Getting an update on these couples would be sooo lovely! I expect babies and more HEAs 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yay, I’m so glad you knew who Rosaline and Harry were. I’ve not seen many reviews for that book and wondered if most visitors would know who I was referring to.

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