‘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 in a list.
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.
I have another confession to make. (Based on my husband’s reply)
These relationships occurred purely in my head and only during the time that I was fortunate enough to be reading about them throughout a fiction series.
Following Are My Personal Swoon-Worthy Book Boyfriends
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. You need to check out The Wildes of Lindow Castle series to experience this beau. It’s really too bad he is fiction.
See my FIVE Stars Review of Wilde in Love here!
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” fiction boyfriend due to my inability to move on from him. I need to read this novel 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*. Roman isn’t in a series so if you read the book in one night, it won’t be enough… See what I did there?
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. I only wish there were another series that features him.
See my FIVE Stars review of Paper Princess here!
Seth from the Titan Series by Jennifer Armentrout
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 throughout the series. *fans self* Is it hot in here or is it just me? This heat ain’t fiction it’s science!
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 adult 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 opinion *wink*. Trust me, the Lux series is not one you will forget.
Jericho Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Holy intense hotness guys! 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 in novels to a historical proportion, then the alpha male romance series is just for you.
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 in his fiction world. Literally. You can’t get much more romantic than that. Check out the Fallen series.
Lazarus from The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter
Lazarus, from the Lords of the Underworld series, 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.
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. The Fallen Crest series is definitely worth a gander.
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. The Infernal Devices series will be sure to make you want more of Will and wish it weren’t fiction..
Most 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* I don’t care if he’s historical fiction!
Well, there they are! My most memorable historical BBF list. It’s too bad they live in the fiction world. I may add on to this list in the future as I encounter more and more beaus every week. What did you think? Who are your most memorable BBFs? Reply down in the comments below! Don’t forget to check out the ones from my list, I am willing to share!
These are some great choices, I’m going to have to add a couple to my list so I can experience these book boyfriends as well. Have a wonderful day.
Thanks! You should definitely add them! They are some fantastic beaus!
Awesome list!! I love your honorable mention 😉 he didn’t make it to our list, though we all fondly talked of him.
Thank you! It’s hard not to mention Fitzwilliam Darcy because he really set the bar for romantic men- He’s arguably one of the first legitimate romantic heroes in classic literature. It would be blasphemy not to mention him in a list like this!
Awesome List!! Mr. Darcy is one of my main book boyfrieends! he’s so perfeect!
He’s what all other book boyfriends should aspire to be!
YES! I love me some Reed Royal!!
He’s got it all! Sooooo swoon worthy!
I love Reed too.. and Mr. Darcy is probably my oldest book boyfriend ???
I do like Jem a little more than Will though… Hez such a sweet guy ??
A definite yes on Jericho!
Cool list! I especially like Darcy and Will, but I also really like Daemon 😉
check vampire academy out, dimitri belikov is amazing
These are some great swoon-worthy book boyfriends, Do you have any recommendations for 2020 book boyfriends?