Ah, Valentine’s Day. You and I don’t really see eye to eye because you’re cheesy and cliché and, ya know, I’m single.
I’m not going to do any posts this week bitching about being single and how Valentine’s Day is shitty because….
1. I’m not really bothered by being single
2. My cat loves me (kidding….no not really)
3. I have tons of boyfriends….they just happen to only exist in fiction
But you know what the good thing about having fictional boyfriends is? That you can have a different one every week depending on what you’re in the mood for
So I randomly lurk over at an awesome book blog called The Broke and The Bookish, because yeah, if you didn’t know already….I’m a reader and my blog pal Katie loves to participate in their lists. So I thought I’d give it a try.
Today’s list was supposed to be swoonworthy books but I’m doing a bit of a modification on that. So here they are, the list of dudes that have made me cry, swoon and in general, feel all twitterpated. I love them because no matter what, they are perfect within their own stories and part of me will always wish that they were real.
1. My Historical Fiction Boyfriend, Jamie Fraser (Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series)
Not only is this one of my 5 favorite books of ALL TIME, but Jamie was my first adult literary crush. I read this book when I was in my 1st year of University and I swooned. He’s charming, he’s sweet, he’s funny, he has a sexy as hell accent, he is willing to fight for his woman and in a time period where it wasn’t necessarily fashionable to LOVE your wife, he is so incredibly loving. I could go on but it’s not really necessary. Just trust me. Read the series.
“When the day shall come that we do part, if my last words aren’t ‘I love you’, know it was because I didn’t have time.”
2. My Teen Fiction Boyfriend, Augustus Waters (John Green’s A Fault in Our Stars)
I cried big fat tears over Gus. I know he’s only 17 but seriously, he’s fantastic. I’m not going to totally spoil the book here but, his view on life and living with Cancer and how he manages to love so fully. He is wise beyond his years and it just breaks my heart. And part of me hates Hazel because she doesn’t realize how fantastic he is right from day one.
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”
3. My Classic Boyfriend, George Knightley (Jane Austen’s Emma)
You weren’t expecting that were you!?!?! Why? Because when it comes to Austen based boyfriends, EVERYONE always swoons over Mr.Darcy. Well personally, Darcy’s a bit of a twat. So enter Mr. Knightley. He is everything Mr. Darcy should be and more. He’s sweet, he’s funny, he’s loyal, he wants to help the people he loves be BETTER and guess what? He’s smart enough to marry his best friend.
“Men of sense, whatever you may choose to say, do not want silly wives.”
4. My Trashy Romance Boyfriend, Travis Maddox (Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster)
Oh Travis. Travis is your typical brawling, tattooed bad boy. And we love him for it. Ok yes, he’s a little obsessive and over protective, but the boy knows what he wants and he is willing to wait for it. And fight for it. Basically I spent 90% of this book cursing Abby for the stupid twit she was because she needed to get with the program.
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it
wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”
5. My Paranormal Boyfriend, Reyes Farrow (Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson Series)
Ok, so he’s kinda been to prison and killed a few people over the years but what do you expect from the Son of Satan? But seriously, he protects the one’s he loves with a vengeance that can only be dished out by….the Son of Satan.
“You’re the reason I breathe.”
So there we are!
Honorable mention goes to….
Jericho Barrons (Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series)
Simon Parker (Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger)
Marc Ramos (Rachel Vincent’s Shifter Series)
Mr. Rochester (Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre)
So who is your book boyfriend?