I’m a true romantic at heart. I can’t watch a show without shipping some of the characters! Even if the writers say they never intended a couple to be together, when I see chemistry, I start shipping! (I’m looking at you, Abby & Crane—Sleepy Hollow & you, Bonnie & Damon—The Vampire Diaries!)
However, one show had the couple built in from the beginning. It wasn’t a matter of if the characters would get together, but when. That couple, Barry & Iris from The Flash!
Barry & Iris had been friends since childhood. When Barry’s father was falsely convicted for killing Barry’s mother, Joe West, Iris’s father, took Barry in and raised him. (I know, but if you watch the show, it’ll totally make sense!) Iris saw Barry as her best friend, but Barry was in love with her from the beginning.
For years, Barry hid his true feelings, afraid that if he admitted how he felt, he’d lose his best friend.
After Barry’s hit by lightning the night the particle accelerator explodes (Watch the show!), he ends up in a coma. Awakening and accessing his powers– becoming The Flash–changes him. He finally gets up the courage to tell Iris how he feels, but she’s dating someone else and rejects his advances.
But Barry’s admission gets Iris to start thinking about him in a different way.
And when the stars align (or rather, the writers stop stringing us along 😉 ) they both admit they’re in love with one another.
We’re five seasons in and Barry & Iris are married and their daughter has come back from the future to warn them of some impending doom (You know what I’m going to say, right?) But the love they share, the support they give one another, the way Barry always lets Iris know he can only be The Flash because of her… still makes me swoon. J
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To avenge his mother’s mistreatment at the hands of her upper-crust employer, self-made real estate tycoon Marcus Pearson needs entree into their exclusive world. When D.C. socialite Pamela Harrington comes to him for help, Marcus realizes the golden admission ticket he’s been seeking has suddenly fallen into his lap.
Pamela will do anything to save her favorite cause, even agree to a marriage of convenience. The altruistic “it-girl” isn’t worried about the pretend passion with Marcus turning real; she’s sworn off powerful, driven men who use her for her family’s connections.
So she’ll deny the way her pulse races with one look from his crystalline blue eyes. And he’ll ignore the way his body throbs with each kiss from her full lips. Because there’s no way he’ll lose his blue-collar heart to the blue-blooded beauty.
Tracey Livesay wrote her first romance novel at the age of eleven, called The Healing Power of Love. With a detour through college and law school–where she met her husband on the very first day–she has finally achieved her dream of being a published author. She lives in Virginia with said husband and three kids. For info on her upcoming releases or to chat about TV, movies and/or purses you can check out her website or find her on Facebook and Twitter.