If we share the same Book Boyfriend, does that mean he’s cheating?
Book boyfriends! That’s the topic today at Writing in the Buff, by my guest, author Kim Loraine. That beautiful book cover above belongs to her. Kim has graciously agreed to blog swap with me, so after you read her post below, please jump over to Kim’s blog where I’m talking about books that hold on to us and don’t let go. But first, meet Kim!
Bio: Kim Loraine is the author of The Golden Beach Series, including Restoration and Renovation (Release date October 28, 2015) She was raised a Navy brat but spent most of her life growing up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A proper Washingtonian, she’s addicted to coffee, doesn’t let a little rain ruin her day, and thinks the sun is a gift from God. When not chasing her two little minions around, Kim spends her time writing, reading, and binge watching Doctor Who.
BBF, or Book Boyfriends.
Any avid romance reader has heard the term. Some husbands are even rallying against their wives’ fictional boyfriends with T-shirts and other paraphernalia. I for one, LOVE the concept of a book boyfriend, as long as he doesn’t get in the way of your real life relationship. Today, I am giving you my favorites, the men who have stuck with me, for better or worse (in their case, usually.)
#5- Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James)
I know, I know, it’s a cliché. But let me tell you why. Christian has that damaged soul ripe for the saving. I’m a sucker for the Byronic hero. He’s tragic, he’s hot, he’s a little bit dangerous, and fairly unstable. Here’s the thing about Christian. He doesn’t know what he wants from a relationship because he’s never really had one. His knee jerk reaction is to control the things in life that scare him. That being said, if he was real, and tried to spank me … I’d run for the hills no matter how sexy he was.
#4- Colton Donovan (The Driven Trilogy, K. Bromberg)
Foul mouthed, bad boy, racecar driver. Colton is one of those characters who gets under your skin at first, and then suddenly you love him. Kind of like Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl. From the moment Colton started pursuing Rylee Thomas I was in “like” and eventually I was swooning over him.
#3- Braden Carmichael (On Dublin Street, Samantha Young)
Tall, dark, and Scottish. I have a thing for British boys. People who know me aren’t surprised to hear the latest show I’m watching is on the BBC. When Braden and Joss began to butt heads over and over, or Braden put on his domineering caveman hat, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. I could practically hear his rumbling Scottish brogue in my head as I read his dialogue.
#2- Ridge (Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover)
Maybe Someday broke me. There is something about Colleen Hoover’s writing that just pulls me in, but Ridge, he is a character that will always hold a place in my heart. His devotion, his personal struggles, his heartbreaking story, all of these make him not necessarily the best book boyfriend, but such a memorable and raw character. I won’t spoil the most interesting thing about the plot, but I will say. This book becomes about a lot more than a boy and a girl making music together.
#1 Jamie Fraser (Outlander, Diana Gabaldon)
Ah, back to the Scot. Jamie has it all. He’s rugged, sensitive, sexy, innocent (in some ways), and man is he devoted. Jamie is the kind of guy who will put you in your place when you’re out of line, and then turn around and help you kick the ass of anyone who threatens you. Jamie is your passionate partner, you’ll fight—a lot—but the making up is so worth it.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my all-time, goes-without-saying, BBF. Fitzwilliam Darcy isn’t on my list because he sets the bar for all others to measure up to.
Who are the character’s who’ve stolen your heart over the years? I’d love to know. I’m always looking for more BBF’s to add to my pinterest board.
Kellan Kyle (Thoughtless/Thoughtful, S.C. Stephens)
Max Stella (Beautiful Stranger, Christina Lauren)
Gideon Cross (The Crossfire Series, Sylvia Day)
Ansel Guillaume (Sweet Filthy Boy, Christina Lauren)
Thanks so much to Lisa for swapping blogs with me for the day. Don’t forget to stop by my blog and find her post!
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Thanks, Kim, for doing the swap! My book boyfriend is Levi Cooper from The Best Man by Kristan Higgins. *oh, sigh!* For my blog friends—who is your book boyfriend? And if we all have the same one, does that mean he’s cheating? Ha.
Thanks for hanging out with us! Hope to see you over at Kim’s blog. 🙂