I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
With a gentle giant as the hero.
I loved that he was not the most beautiful or polished guy. That he won her with his strength and character.
She was a good heroine, because she had "atmosphere".
Also a good action and of course some sweet happy end.