"Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like-sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me."
My favorite couple is Kahlan and Richard from the Sword of Truth series. Their relationship encounters numerous challenges that made me wonder how they are to overcome them specially in book four. There is a love at first sight aspect though I think it is only on Richard's part because Kahlan is sleep deprived and in survival mode. I'm glad that Goodkind includes some semblance of reality in the relationship such as jealousy, uncertainty, secrets, arguments, depression, etc. I actually view the Sword of Truth series more as a love story despite being marketed as high fantasy. I've read many romance novels and there were couples that I liked but Richard and Kahlan's relationship seem more idealistic than any romance I've encountered. The best part of their relationship is that it goes through a myriad of situations that anyone in love can relate to on some level.