Last year Archangel's Enigma's Raphael/Elena took home the prize as 2016 Swoonworthiest's Couple in Romancelandia! This year, we're prepared for more epic battles between beloved couples, and here's the scoop on how to get your fave nominated for 2017:
Love has no rules, but The Swoonies must have a few:
1. Any couple can be nominated, even if they've never had their own book, but we've seen their romance play out as secondary characters.
2. The more nominations a couple has, the more likely they'll get into the final bracket. Don't be afraid to second a nomination that someone else has already called—the more votes, the better! However, the Heroes and Heartbreakers editorial team will determine which pairings make the final cut for the tourney.
3. The couple must appear in a book that was published between January 18, 2016, and today, January 17, 2017 (i.e. Eve and Roarke of Apprentce in Death are fair game, but Outlander's Jamie and Claire are not eligible for 2017).
4. Feel free to nominate as many couples as your heart desires, and share the love on social media, but please play nice in the comment section. Love lifts us all—even during a competition!
5. Have fun!