October 3: Top Ten Book Boyfriends
Some of my favourite novels feature incredible romantic relationships. This particular list comprises some recent additions to my favourite book boyfriends, as well as some long-standing crushes.
1. Mateo Torrez & Rufus Emeterio (They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera)
I have to include both boys in this example, not only because they make the cutest friends, but they are both fiercely loyal and bring out the best in the other.
2. Aiden Green (Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt)
Who wouldn’t want to date a cute author? Although there was some deception in the beginning of his relationship with Lexi, it soon becomes apparent what a good guy he is.
3. Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding)
Mr Darcy? The answer is always yes, right?! I think part of the appeal is Bridget being the average woman, and winning her perfect man.
4. Joe (Our Song by Dani Atkins)
Oh my. If you’re a fan of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and you haven’t read this incredible novel, you need to before you can even begin to understand what an incredible man Joe is.
5. Olly (Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon)
When a new and brooding bad boy moves in next door you know it’s love. Olly possesses the incredible, and all too rare, power of allowing people to be themselves.
6. Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
In my mind Peeta is the ultimate book boyfriend. He’s the most kind, loyal and selfless individual I’ve come across in YA literature (and not bad on the eye either).
7. Dash (Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn)
If organising a treasure hunt across New York City over Christmas isn’t the most romantic way to make someone fall in love with you, I don’t know what is.
8. Jacob Black (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)
I am team Jake. Sorry, not sorry. With the exception of that forced kiss, he was nothing but the perfect gentleman. *spoiler alert* At least Renesmee got her happily ever after.
9. Noah Calhoun (The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks)
Any man willing to write the love of their life a letter a day for an entire year is definitely a keeper.
10. Henry DeTamble (The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger)
Although not perfect (since he disappears without warning), no one could doubt his true love and dedication to his wife, Clare.
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