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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends (Which characters do you have crushes on?)”
Curly Carla’s Top Ten:
- Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown. Darrow, dear god, this kid has got some fierce love and loyalty for Eo.
- Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect #1) by Mary Frame. I love nerdy romances.
- The Collectors Society‘ (The Collectors’ Society #1) by Heather Lyons. Finn is such a sweet yet deep soul. And I loves him.
- Broken Skies (Broken Skies #1) by Theresa Kay. Lir is hawt!
- The Hard Count by Ginger Scott. Nico’s smarts are super attractive and his intensity is… well intense.
- The Faerie Prince (Creepy Hollow #2) by Rachel Morgan. I’ve re-read this series so many times! It’s one of my favorite series of all times. Ryn goes from enemy to lover in this one. In such a slow simmering way. ::swoon::
- Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan. I love Caden! He goes from friend to lover.
- Shacking Up by Helena Hunting. Bane is an exception to my usual resistance to adonis’ comparisons.
- Desire (Brightest Kind Of Darkness #4) by P.T. Michelle OMG Ethan! He is so sensual and sexy. ::fans self:: Seriously, everyone should read this series!
- Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City #1) by Penny Reid. Did I mention I love nerdy romances?
Lenoreo’s Top Ten:
So we actually did a Top Ten Fictional Crushes in 2016, and I could have listed those all again and again. But I kind of wanted to avoid repeats…so I’m pulling out some more recent favourite book boys, *and* adding a couple book girls for this one. Basically I just searched the blog for “book boyfriend” and “girl crush”. 😛 (also, totally ditto Lir and Nico from Curly Carla’s list)
- Tom from If Ever by Angie Stanton. “Tom was RIDICULOUSLY swoon. Like, added to my top book boyfriends list swoon. Like, I had tummy tingles almost from their first interactions. And he was more of a beta boy, and you know how I love me a beautiful beta boy!! I loved that he was technically the celebrity, but he was really very down to earth, humble, and at times insecure. If you couldn’t tell, I ADORED him.”
- Casey from In Your Dreams by Ginger Scott. “Casey just may be the most surprising book boyfriend on my list, he won me over hook, line and sinker, even despite his flaws.”
- Esben from 180 Seconds by Jessica Park. “I really expected a much different hero after reading the blurb and seeing social media star, and the glimpse we get before the experiment. My preconceived notions were blown away. He made me feel so many emotions all on his own, and he is totally my kind of book boyfriend material. I want an Esben.”
- Aaron from Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae. “And hoo boy, Aaron is MEGA book boyfriend. Quiet, unassuming, a bit more nerdy? DAMN. I want him. I do. I want him. And his dog, Charlie, too. And his glasses. GAH!”
- Killian from The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson. “He’s not my typical book boyfriend, but I’m seriously in love. What an odd, stoic, somewhat closed off, but capable of so much feeling guy….”
- Cooper from Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen. “And then there was Cooper. OMG, book boyfriend city man. He was just so sweet and thoughtful, and dealing with his own set of struggles, and just trying to survive in a way. I loved being in his head and reading about his thoughts.”
- Will from Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott. “Will. *sigh* Just breathe him in folks, he’s divine. I ADORED that he wasn’t an alpha. He wasn’t a beta necessarily, but he definitely wasn’t an alpha male. He was just this quiet, sensitive, melt me with his thoughts kind of guy.”
- Sawyer from A Fine Mess by Kelly Siskind. “I was hooked from the first Sawyer chapter. He just has an internal dialogue that drew me like flies to sugar…moth to a flame…you know, one of those catchphrases. And it wasn’t just his hilarious (and often horribly childish) sense of humour. He was so vulnerable and broken and my heart just ached for him…”
- Sammy from Shoot the Gap by Jordan Ford. “Sammy was the star for me. I don’t have a lot in common with her, but I fell for her regardless. I loved how strong she was in wanting to be who she was inside, regardless of the pressures she felt from family to be something else (more girly). … I really loved who she was and totally have a girl crush on her. I don’t tend to get a lot of book girl crushes, so she’s in a bit of an elite club.”
- Sierra from Love & Music (formerly Finding the Dream) by Mia Josephs. “I swooned all over Van (and now have a increased hankering for some ginger goodness), and I girl-crushed all over See. I’m starting to wonder if I have a thing for Sierra’s, b/c she is the 2nd Sierra that has me clamoring to be her friend.”
- BONUS GIRL CRUSH SHOUT OUT: My first two girl crushes ever were Hayley from Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend and Sierra from How to Seduce a Band Geek, both by Cassie Mae. I won’t go into deetz, but if you like quirky girls, these two are amazeballs.
So who are your go to book boys and girls? Who do you have crushes on? Do you share the same love for some of our crushes? If you think you’ll win in a fight with me, you might want to think again…I claim all of these.
ps – I was too lazy to link to our reviews for these books, but a good chunk of them are on the blog…search them out to hear more about these awesome books.