Hello, hello, hello! I see you all survived the holidays! Congratulations! Today is my favorite topic for the years top 10.....Book Boyfriends. *sigh* That's right ladies, the topic we all love to discuss. The topic that both unites us and puts on opposite sides; but in a strictly fun way, the topic to end all topics. Yes, book boyfriends are that serious.
As you can tell I take the topic of book boyfriends very seriously, what girl doesn't and there is no shortage of good ones this year. Which makes this list incredibly difficult, but I am willing to agonize over hundreds and hundreds of hot guys in order to narrow the list down to ten. I promise I will leave no detail untouched ;)
So shall we?! Prepare your napkins ladies, because it's drool time......
1. Chase Williams from Endure (The Protector #4) by M.R. Merrick
I know what you're thinking...and yes Endure is that freaking good, this series is that freaking good and Chase is that freaking good. And it saddens me to say that this will be the last year that this series will grace my Top 10 lists of the year as this series is now over. So I am sending this series out with a bang!
So why do I love Chase? There about a hundred reasons really but I am going to put it like this. Chase is a fierce fighter even when the odds are stacked against him and fights for what he truly believes is right. He is loyal to a fault, and once he calls you friend, family or innocent he will do anything to protect you, even if it means paying the ultimate price. He is the guy you want fighting beside you, the guy you yell at, laugh with, cheer for and even cry for; he is Chase, the Protector and I will miss him deeply. Good thing I can read this series again and again!
2. Dean from Defiance (Affliction #3) by Raven
Dean is the ultimate vampire hunter. He was built to kill, trained to be lethal and all vampires know his name and fear him more than they fear sunlight. Because seeing Dean means certain death. He is the most dangerous thing out at night, fast as lightning, lethal as a bullet, and can melt your heart with one simple look. He has looks that rival any God. Dean is definitely hard to resist.
3. Mycah Nightly from Sweet Escape (Sweet #2) by Bailey Ardisone
Mycah is dangerous, sly as a fox, and sexy as hell. He can both break and melt your heart with just one look (okay not really, but it seems that way). He is passionate, powerful, strong and incredibly relentless. He will stop at nothing to avenge the wrong in his world and no one better stand in his way! He is definitely not the person you want to cross and is the hottest thing in elves since Legolas from Lord of the Rings. Legolas, who needs Legolas when Mycah's around?!
4. Rydan from Sweet Escape (Sweet #2) by Bailey Ardisone
And when you mention Mycah you have to include his incredibly sexy other half, Rydan. Rydan and Mycah are exact opposites. Well except for the fact that they are both lethal and hot. But that is where the similarities end. Rydan is sweet, gentle, warm and kind hearted. He is loyal, strong, and incredibly talented. He plays the guitar and can rival any concert pianist on stage, music fills his soul and his soul is sweet. I know he can warm my soul any time he wants :)
5. Emane from Wings of Nestor (Solus #3) by Devri Walls
First let me say that Emane is a Prince, so he is cocky, self assured, and stubborn as hell, but he is also loyal, fierce, dedicated, and a prince at heart. He would give anything for his kingdom and the one he loves. He will fight no matter who his enemies are, even when he is seriously out numbered. Emane is kind hearted and is a true romantic. I know if Kiora doesn't want him, she can always throw him my way!
6. Finn from Hearken (Daughters of the Sea #4) by Kristen Day
Finn is the leader of the Sons of Daimon which basically means that if you mess with him, you die. It's that simple. Finn is protective of what and who he loves, unyielding, and mysterious in that drive you crazy, leave you up all night way. He controls the coolest elements and has a connection with freaking sharks! Now how cool is that? He is a warrior, but he also knows how to love.
7. Kale from Immortal Heart (Few Are Angels 0.5) by Inger Iversen
Kale is a Chory, on his way to becoming a full fledged vampire. But Kale doesn't let that stop him from seeking the one thing that has eluded him his entire immortal life, Helene, or Ella as she is known in this lifetime. Kale is one of those absolute hopeless romantics. He has been searching for his love his entire immortal life. Doesn't that melt the heart?! But don't let that romanticism fool you. Kale is also an incredible fighter. He is dark, mysterious and dangerous, but he would give anything to be with the one he loves.
8. Shadow Tremaine from Semblance (The Midnight Society #1) by Logan Patricks
Shadow is a God in his world and as such is quite arrogant and even a bit rude. Shadow is brash and cheeky and he always get's what he wants. He is a man out for revenge. But underneath all that money and power lies a huge heart. He is romantic, sweet and gentle. Well to those he loves. But don't let his God like looks fool you because Shadow is not afraid to get dirty and when it comes to protecting the ones he loves there is no getting dirty enough. And hello, have you seen him?
9. Nathan Lockton from No Attachments (Woodfalls Girls #1) by Tiffany King
Nathan Lockton is sexy. He is dedicated, loyal, mysterious, and deeply romantic and he is willing to risk everything for the chance at love. And once he loves you, he will always love you.
9. Hunter from Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Hunter is one hell of a drop dead gorgeous Alien and he knows it. He is arrogant, ruthless and likes control. But one look at him and what he is capable of and you won't mind bending to his will. He is as fierce as any warrior and will do anything to protect what is his, anything.
10. Zeke from The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa
Zeke is fiercely loyal. He is a hunter, is protective, lethal, kind, and would give anything for the one he loves. He is survivor in a world where humans life expectancy is very low. He can definitely stand on his own and fight as a team, plus it helps that he is good to look at. ;)
This last one I am doing as an honorable mention only because I can't count it. Unfortunately I did not read this book in 2013, I own it, but have not had the chance to read it, but this character definitely deserves to be on here. I did read Mythology (Mythology #1) this year and that is where I fell in love with one Micah Condie.
Micah Condie from Mythology: The Wicked (Mythology #2) by Helen Boswell
Micah makes being a demon look so very very good. He is unbelievably loyal, sweet, kind, gentle, and really wouldn't hurt a fly. Well unless he had to. He walks a fine line between light and dark, but his heart is full of light. He is fiercely loyal and strong and would do anything for the ones he loves. All I can say is that Micah makes being bad wickedly delicious!
So there they are, the boys that have kept me entertained all year. The one's that I will go into the New Year thinking about. And some of them are the ones all future book boyfriends will be measured up against.
So who made your list this year? Want any of mine to keep you warm? I share, promise.