By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The romance in this novel is so distinct, so interesting, and so surprising because it's so flawed. The couple—Dick and Nicole Diver—are gorgeous. You believe they're perfect, and then you find out that, in fact, they are deeply troubled—she especially. Dick rescues Nicole for a time, but he can't save her; she's too unstable. So they don't make it—they can't. It's an exquisite and unbearable love story.