Monday, June 10, 2013

[Coffee Shop Talks] Discussing Book Boyfriends

Where do I begin with all of my book boyfriends?  My top three of all time are Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series and Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series.  To add to this harem of dark and dangerous bad boys is Gideon Cross from Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, Travis Maddox from Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster, Dorian from S.L. Jenning's Dark Light series and Javier from Karina Halle's The Artist's series.  And no joke, this list could go on and on.  

Let's get down to the common thread.  All of the above mentioned book boyfriends have a lot in common. First, they all come with damaged pasts.  Whether it's Terrible's hard upbringing or Travis Maddox's tough childhood, I seem to gravitate towards leading men with dark pasts. All of my book boyfriends are bad dudes. Making a living as a street enforcer, a fighter or a drug lord - it doesn't matter. As long as my guys live dangerous lives, I'm all in.  

My book boyfriends also have tough personalities. Some are controlling, some are all-consuming, some are obsessive and some have anger issues.  All are vulnerable in one area or another. I like my men brooding! And finally, all of my book boyfriends seem to be dark - and not just their personalities. I never tied this together, but almost all of my leading men are big, sexy and sport dark hair.  Whether it's Barrons' Gandy-like tendencies or Javier's sweet Latino moves, I like the hot brown-haired boys.  

Instead of discussing my all-time favorite book boyfriends, I thought I'd show some attention to the newest men to join my harem. There haven't been many that have made the list this year, but here are my top two..

Mookie Pearl (The Blue Blazes) is best described as big, ugly, scary, and incredibly strong. He's an enforcer for a criminal organization and the guy responsible for handling the monsters from the Great Below. Few men are as bad ass as Mookie Pearl. He's very loyal, but he doesn't often show his emotions and there aren't many people that he lets get too close. It was easy for me to fall for this tough guy with a big heart.  

Morpheus (Splintered) is a mysterious man with beautiful wings, incredibly good looks, and a playful side that is occasionally replaced by his quick temper. He's also arrogant, manipulative and not 100% trustworthy. But his intriguing qualities outweigh the bad and that's why I added him to my long list of book boyfriends.

Although these two sound like opposites, what they have in common is what I love most in male characters. They're both fiercely protective and a bit possessive when it comes to the people they love. Also, they have strong, domineering personalities and can't be easily pushed around. And I love that they're unpredictable and ended up being more than what they seemed. These are the qualities that made these bad boys my new book boyfriends.



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Danielle Romero said...

So I'll give you Bones, he's a good one..You're missing Curran from your list though :p

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I second your picks for Bones and Barrons; I just started Stacia Kane's series so I'm sure I'll soon be right there with ya where Terrible is concerned. But I also love Curran, Clay Danvers, Vlad... oh boy, my list is pretty long. I obviously don't believe in monogomy in my fantasy world. LOL

Traci Horton said...

At least I wasn't the only one with a list! Bones is great but I have a special little place in my heart for Ian. I LOVE Terrible but I'm not going to be greedy today so I'll back off of him for you :D

Ning said...

Barrons and Bones!! Just read Kate Daniels and Curran's good too, but I love Malcolm from IAD! Oh Vlad!! You're right, the list could go on!!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I do like the dark character, but he has to have a heart of gold (even if it is hidden from everyone else but his "one"). So many to mention and I'm glad I'm not the only one to enjoy Morpheus. LOL

Anonymous said...


That is all ;)

Sharonda SexxyBlogger said...

nothing like a dark, totured male to make your reading experience funnn!!!!

Antonietta Scrofani said...

Glad I'm not the only one with more than one boyfriend =)
I like Barrons too but I thought he was kinda mean. But I love the MacHalo...I laughed my ass off at that scene!

Pabkins said...

OH book boyfriends! I don't know mine would have to be Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books. I swoon for him really. Oh and I have to say that the side scrolling thing on the sidebar is making me extremely motion sick! Love your avatars header at the top of the page!

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