Top 10 Best Book Boyfriends
I have a confession to make.
I’ve had countless relationships with men. Some that I remember fondly, others that are merely a vague recollection of sigh-worthy moments, and some whose names are forever imprinted on my mind and heart. These past beaus are neither one alike. In fact, some do not even exist in the same century. Others come from differing backgrounds, such as piracy, the mafia, and dukedoms. Others are not entirely human. For example, I’ve dated a brooding werewolf or two, a mysterious vampire or four, a sea king, a god, demons, angels, and sometimes a mix of one or two of these. Following is my most memorable book boyfriend list.
I have another confession to make.
These relationships occurred purely in my head and only during the time that I was fortunate enough to be reading about them.
Here is my Top 10 best book boyfriends list:
1. Lord Alaric Wilde from Wilde in Love by Eloisa James
I recently became acquainted with this delightful, adventurous lord and was instantly smitten. Alaric is charming, is as wary of 18th century British attire as I am, and has a thing for intelligent women. His keen wit and inability to resist a naughty pun, coupled with his amazing physique make him the perfect beau.
2. Roman Merrick from One Night is Never Enough by Anne Mallory
Where to begin? Roman is a personal favorite of mine. In fact, I consider him more of an “on again- off again” boyfriend due to my inability to move on from him. I need to read this book every other year or so to reacquaint myself to his magnetism. Roman is ruthless, seductive, calculated, and wicked. He tends to leave a reader breathless and tensed with anticipation *sigh*.
3. Reed Royal from The Royals series by Erin Watt
This serious and athletic young man is the perfect book boyfriend to enjoy (when he’s not plotting your social demise due to his wariness of strangers and their involvement in his family life). Reed is loyal, confident, and passionate. Once this man falls in love you can bet your last girl scout cookie that he’s going to worship the very ground you prance upon.
Seth: This godly young man is reckless, seductive, and can charm your panties off with his wicked wit and devil-may-care attitude. Seth is confident, loyal, brave, and volatile. His ability to easily dispense of his enemies and still make it back in time for a little “cuddle” session makes him a steamy, unforgettable book boyfriend to experience. *fans self* Is it hot in here or is it just me?
5. Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout
Daemon was my very first alien book boyfriend. I wasn’t aware I had a liking for extra-terrestrial men until this mysterious and seductive young man strolled across those pages. Daemon can come off as quiet, intense, and cold- but once you get close to this young man you’ll find that there’s a whole lot of fire that runs through those veins. His desire to keep those loves safe, visual appeal, and mysterious abilities makes him memorable in my book *wink*.
6. Jericho Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Holy intense hotness! I had to keep a fan on whenever this man graced the pages of this intense, action-packed series. Barrons is intimidating (mostly in a pleasant way), possesses dry wit, and is 100% ruthless in both love and war. He’s the type of man to invade your dreams and make a home there. If you’re into soft cuddle sessions and sweet endearments, Barrons is not your man. But if you want to be loved completely, passionately, and intensely, then this alpha is just for you.
7. Daniel Grigori from the Fallen series by Lauren Kate
Daniel is basically the opposite of Jericho Barrons. While he is strong and devoted, his love is a lot like those sonnets and poems penned by poets like William Shakespeare and Lord Byron. This man will literally love you for all eternity. Literally. You can’t get much more romantic than that.
8. Lazarus from the Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter
Lazarus is everything I like in a book boyfriend- sexy as hell, confident, witty, wicked, loyal, dangerous, and a constant delight to read. He’s a fearless leader, a thorough lover, and frightening to just about everyone. Lazarus’s wicked and relentless personality make him a perfect and sizzling challenge. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have an on again/off again relationship with him.
9. Mason Kade from the Fallen Crest series by Tijan
Mason Kade is not exactly the type of guy you want to bring home to your parents. He has a sharp tongue (which he is also great at using for things other than talking *wink*), a devil-may-care attitude, and completely dominates those around him. He can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy. Trust me. You don’t want to be the latter. Mason was perfect for my “bad boy” phase.
10. Will from the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Will is an intriguing and wickedly handsome young man who hides a lot of his feelings behind his caustic wit and flippant attitude. However, once you get to know Will, you’ll find that he’s immensely loyal and capable of loving someone with all his being. Will is passionate, wicked, and charming- and perhaps brave and bold to a fault. He’s another favorite of mine and one I find truly hard to forget.
**Honorable Book Boyfriend**
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
In the memorable words of the man himself, he has “bewitched me body and soul” *sigh*