Book recommendation? (fantasy, sci-fi, romance)?

Can someone recommend a fantasy book where romance actually adds to or enhances character development rather than detracts from it? My favorite examples of this are Elantris, Graceling, and the Queen's Thief series. All these books have couples who seem to be evenly matched in strength (whether in wit, combat... show more Can someone recommend a fantasy book where romance actually adds to or enhances character development rather than detracts from it? My favorite examples of this are Elantris, Graceling, and the Queen's Thief series. All these books have couples who seem to be evenly matched in strength (whether in wit, combat skills, etc), and best of all, remain true to themselves even after finding their significant other. (aka, it doesn't become one-dimensional lovebird scenario, where the man or woman seemingly unable to function on their own once romance is introduced.)
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