Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011

Oh, today's topic is one of my favorite topics. Book Boyfriends. There are so many great catches in books these days. I often wish they made guys like these in real life. Links will take you to my reviews of books mentioned. Those without links haven't been reviewed yet but will be soon.

Jericho Barrons - Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. No, these books are not YA but I am completely and irrevocably in love with this mysterious man. Hot, sexy, full of secrets, dark, and well...a little bit scarey.

He grabbed a fistful of my T-shirt, and dragged me up against him until our noses touched. "I'll bring it on, Ms. Lane. But remember you asked for it. So don't even think about trying to tap out on the mat and quit the fight."...He swapped the fistful of my shirt for one in my hair, and ground his mouth against mine. - Bloodfever

Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins is my newest Book Boyfriend. I just finished this book last night and I absolutely loved Cricket...more than St. Clair...but not much more. Cricket is just so...everything. Mostly though...he is unique, quirky, genuine, nice, and perfect for Lola.

Cricket Bell had always been...nice. And he was cute, and he was intelligent, and he was older, and it was only natural that I would develop feelings for him. But the day everything fell into place was the same day I discovered that he'd become interested in his appearance. Not in an egotistical way. Simply in a "maybe baggy shorts and giant sneakers aren't the most attractive look for a guy like me" way. - Lola and The Boy Next Door

Zachary Moore from The Shade Series by Jeri Smith-Ready is complete awesomeness. I know most people love Logan, and I do too, but I have chosen sides...I think Zachary is the one for Aura. Besides the fact that he's not dead, Zachary really loves Aura...enough to go to hell and back for her. And...he wears a kilt! How sexy is that?

The short tuxedo jacket covered none of his kilt, whose background color picked up the dark forest green of his vest and eyes – or at least the color of his eyes as I remembered them. Not that I ever thought about that. - Shift

Aiden St. Delphi from The Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout makes me want to dive straight into the book and perhaps put myself in danger so he can come save me. Anyone else feel this way. Or...possibly, I should have him as my personal trainer. To bad I'm not training to kill daimons.

In front of me, he walked right through the flames, looking every bit like a daimon hunter should. The fire did not singe his pants nor dirty his shirt. Not a single dark hair was touched by the blaze. Those cool, storm-cloud-colored eyes fixed on me.

It was him--Aiden St. Delphi. - Half-Blood

Daemon, the not-so-typical boy next door, is snide, rude, hateful, demeaning, belittling, sarcastic, and fiercely charming. Katy should have probably tried to kill him at times or just let the Arum have him but I am so glad she didn't. I mean, the book cover alone is enough to make me want him. His cocky protectiveness and bad boy facade just seals the deal. Yes, I am one of those girls who loves a bad boy.

His stomach was ripped. Perfect. Totally touchable. Not the kind of stomach I expected on a seventeen-year-old boy, which is how old I suspected he was, but yeah, I wasn't complaining. I also wasn't talking. And I was staring.

My gaze finally traveling north again, I noted thick, sooty lashes fanning the tips of his cheeks and hiding the color of his eyes as he looked down at me. - Obsidian

Ren Laroche...oh man, how I do love me some Ren. I get a lot of flack over this one because I prefer him over Shay. I just think Shay seems a little too desperate and whiny. Ren, again, is sexy, brooding, a little bit bad, but extremely loyal to Calla. I am so relieved that Bloodrose comes out next week so I know what happens. I have been dying to know how everything ends...

"The way you move is incredible." Ren drew me back to press against him. His fingers slid down to the curve of my hips, rocking our bodies in rhythm with the heavy bass. The sensation of being molded against the hard narrow line of his hips threatened to overwhelm me. We were hidden in the mass of the the people, right? The Keepers couldn't see? - Nightshade

Patch will always be one of my book boyfriends. I am excited that I will get to count him again next year since there is going to be a fourth book. Yippee! Again, dark and broken, but oh so sexy. Silence is probably my favorite book of the Hush Hush Series so far. He has tried to do what he thinks is best for Nora but they just cannot be apart. As hard as he tries, Patch simply cannot deny her anything.

His black eyes sliced into me, and the corners of his mouth tilted up. My heart fumbled a beat and in that pause, a feeling of gloomy darkness seemed to slide like a shadow over me. It vanished in an instant, but I was still staring at  him. His smile wasn't friendly. It was a smile that spelled trouble. With a promise. - Hush Hush

I mentioned St. Clair earlier in this post, and even though I love Cricket, I still adore St. Clair. I loved his charisma. I seriously doubt that this guy has ever been disliked by anyone. Everyone knows someone like Etienne St. Clair. I think I liked his imperfections the best, they made him real. Scared of heights, not wanting to be alone, dealing with a crazed family life...we've all been there in one way or another.

The first thing I notice is his hair - it's the first thing I notice about everyone. It's dark brown and messy and somehow both long and short at the exact same time. I think of the Beatles, since I've just seen them in Meredith's room. It's artist hair. Musician hair. I-pretend-I-don't-care-but-I-really-do hair. - Anna and the French Kiss

Adrian Ivashkov from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series, is one of those guys I rooted for but he lost. I am hoping he has better luck in the new series, Bloodlines. He really does deserve it.

The speaker was a Moroi guy, a little older than me, with dark brown hair that had undoubtedly been painstakingly styled to look messy. Unlike Keith's ridiculously over-gelled attempts, this guy had actually done it in a way that looked good. Like all Moroi, he was pale and had a tall, lean build. Emerald green eyes studied us from a face that could have been sculpted by one of the classical artists I so admired. - Bloodlines

And last, but not least...the illusive Noah Shaw from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Noah is a boy with secrets but he is far from the typical dark and brooding types I usually fact, he actually attempts to keep Mara out of trouble. I see that this may prove difficult for him, now and in the future.

His general state of disarray was almost enough to distract me from his face. The boy - if he could be called that, looking like he belonged in college, not high school...

His strong jaw and chin were slightly scruffy, as though he handn't shaved in days, and his eyes looked gray in the shade. Strands of his dark chestnut hair stuck out every which way. Bedroom hair. He could be considered pale in comparison to everyone else I'd observed in Florida thus far, which is to say he wasn't orange. - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer


  1. OH OH I totally love your list!! Daemon and Zach and Patch aaaa my fav boys :) :)

  2. Is it sad that I haven't read any of those books other than the Fever series? So I'm so happy Barrons is at the top of your list. (He's at the top of mine too).

    2012 is the year I'll catch up on all those YA books now that I started blogging. I swear.

    Check out mine!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  3. I haven't read Silence yet. Crescendo peeved me off, so I've been a little reluctant to jump back in with those two. But he definitely had me swooning in Hush, Hush.

  4. Oh my gosh, the first book on your list, I so want to read that. The cover is absolutely gorgeous!

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  5. I have not read Anna and the French Kiss nor Lola and the Boy Next Door, but I can imagine how those guys must be!

  6. gr8 list
    need 2 read more /

  7. Adrain, Noah, Patch: my exact pick!

    Daemon and Aiden are on a lot of people's list, can't believe I didn't know them!

    Jez's Bookcase

  8. Oh, you must read Jennifer L Armentrout's Half-Blood and Obsidian. Amazing. Aiden is to die for and Daemon is a little bratty but I loved him anyway!

    Adrian and Patch will always be two of my choices. Noah is new to me but I loved him all the same! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. They are contemporary YA and I don't read a lot of that genre...but I needed something light and fun to read. Both books were complete awesomeness.

  10. Yeah...I had a little trouble with Crescendo too. I felt like Silence was much better. I'm not the type that can stop half-way through a series even if I hate what I read. I'm often glad I trudge through because the books usually end up surprising me. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Barrons is so completely awesome. I needed him at the top of my list. LOL! Thanks for stopping by and I am heading over to yours in just a few minutes.

  12. Perfect...right! I love Daemon and Patch in the same way...they are good guys trying so hard to be bad and sometimes they do a pretty good job of it. Noah...well, he's just Noah!

  13. I've only read 2 out of the 10, Looks like I have some reading to catch up on. But I agree with the two I have read. Adrian and Patch are definitely favorites of mine.

  14. Totally agree with adrian! Why! Why couldnt i have been rose!



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