Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish and it’s a feature that everyone participates in so I’m going to try and participate myself and see how long it lasts. Wish me luck.
This week’s prompt is:
October 3: Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends (Which characters do you have crushes on?)
Having to choose book boyfriends is not hard for me. Having to choose just 10 is very hard for me but I’m going to do it. Lately, I seem to be swooning over a lot of new guys so I wanted to take a step back from my love all of the new heroes and highlight some of the guys that I have loved before…check it out.
Sam Starrett from Gone too Far (Troubleshooters #6) by Suzanne Brockmann: Sam has got to be my oldest and longest standing book boyfriend. I have loved him for so freaking long and still, right this very moment, I love him. Holly hates him but I don’t care, I love him enough for 8 people. I remember waiting so anxiously for his book to come out. He’s introduced in the first book of the Troubleshooters series and he snuck in and just overshadowed my love for anyone else in that series. I couldn’t wait for him to finally get his shit together and get his girl and 5 books later…he finally got it right. Gah, he’s one of the good ones.
Justin from The Prize by Julie Garwood: When I first read The Prize, it was Justin’s journey that hit me right in the feels. Fighting in battle, losing a hand and being abandoned by your own brother to die on the battlefield? Ahhh, I hurt for him. His journey was the one that came full circle and seeing him grow in character from the beginning to the end of this book was just fantastic. I loved his story so much that I wrote to Julie Garwood years and years ago and asked if she had any plans to write his story. She didn’t and that made me sad because Justin was so worthy of his own story. I re-read this book a couple of weeks ago and my love for Justin still stands strong today.
Wes Baker from The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen: We Baker was my favorite YA book boyfriend for such a long time and even now, he’s still at the top of my contemporary YA book boyfriends. There was just something about him that I just adored and really, he’s such a cutie patootie.
Jordan Townsende from Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught: Jordan Addison Matthew Townsend, the Duke of Hawthorne was my very first book boyfriend. I was completely obsessed with him and I could tell you every single thing about him way back in the day. He was my Justin Timberlake of romance novels. I wanted to marry him. I wanted to have all of his babies and I’m due for a re-read of his book because his book was the very first book that I read and loved to pieces. Oh the memories…love Jordan!
Adam Hartley from The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen: Oh man, Adam Hartley was a lot of fun in his book. I had a full blown crush on him by the time his book was done. I’m always a lover of flirty heroes and Adam was definitely that. I adored the way that he was with Corey and I loved his personality and loving heart. He was the bomb dot com and that hasn’t changed with a little time between reads.
Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth: I have had a strong love of Four and the way that he loved Tris (sometimes more than he should have loved her). But mostly, Four had me at…
I’ll never forget the cheer that went up in my movie theater when Four made his presence known in the first Divergent movie. Every single girl in that theater fell in love with Four after that. But more than his good looks, Four was brave and he was strong and he just freaking perfect and I loved him.
Daniel Quinn from Before You Break by Christina Lee: Quinn’s story was a lot darker than I was prepared for but he won me over completely. I wasn’t the biggest Quinn fan before his book but after I finished his book, I looked like this…
He had me when he said…
“Kissing you would be too easy.” I whispered in her ear. “And you’re not a girl I want to be easy with.”
Gah, I heart him hard.
Dageus MacKeltar from The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning: Dageus was so different from his twin, Drustan. Where Drustan was the knight in shining armor, Dageus was the undercover hero you never knew you needed. That letter that he left for Drustan to find at the end of Kiss of the Highlander? The sacrifice he made so that his brother could be happy? Yeah…I loved the hell out of that guy.
Nate Sawyer from Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young: Nate’s story was great and Nate himself was such a great hero and when he said…
“You’re not ready to hear this yet,” he concluded. “But I do need you to know that I’m going to fight for you. I’m not making the mistake of walking away from you again. The only man in you future is me, Liv. The only kids in your future are mine.”
My love for him solidified and will never go away because he is that great. *swoon*
Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber: Lucas was one of the best heroes in New Adult, IMO. He was everything in his book and what he went through, how those things shaped him and just everything about him is amazing…what a journey he’ll take you on if you read his book. You’ll want to meet him and love him for yourself.
Who are some of your favorite book boyfriends? Did any of your favorites make my list? Share your favorites in the comments!