It’s February, and that means LUV IS IN THE AIR! And what better way to celebrate this month of love than with our favorite book boyfriends? And if you don’t already have a book boyfriend (What? Gasp!!), it’s high time we help find the perfect fictional character to fall in love with. The best part is you don’t have to stay book-monogamous! The more fictional men we have, the steamier our lives will be. It’s a win-win. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to some of my personal favorites. And don’t worry, I don’t mind sharing!
THE BAD BOY
He’s your parent’s worst nightmare: The gorgeous rebel, to whom rules don’t apply. He’s dark, mysterious, controlling, and so damn arrogant. Deep down, you know you should stay FAR away from him, but his wicked charm is just too much to resist. Just one night in his bed will forever ruin you for all other men. And even though you know they may leave you heartbroken, you still hold out hope that you are destined to be the girl who finally changes him.
My Bad Boy Book Boyfriend is: Rule Archer
Rule by Jay Crownover
Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.
To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.
But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.
Maybe he’s your brother’s best friend, the hot new professor, or your new boss. Whichever one he is, he’s forbidden. Loving him is wrong; it’s dangerous territory. And once certain lines are crossed, there’s no going back. But rules are made to be broken. Besides, nothing tastes better than forbidden fruit!
My Forbidden Book Boyfriend is: Toren Grace
Torn by Carian Cole
When I was five years old, I told Toren Grace I was going to marry him when I grew up. When I turned eighteen, I made it clear I still felt the same. The problem? He’s fifteen years older than me, and he’s my father’s best friend.
Toren Grace. My father’s best friend. My pseudo-uncle.
He’s always been my rock. The one I should never, ever want.
But I do want him, and I love him.
I always have.
Tor’s one of the good guys. Loving. Devoted. A strong moral compass. One kiss between us rocked him clear off his axis. Now, we can’t forget how that kiss felt, and what it changed. Nothing will ever be the same between us. I’m not a little girl anymore, and he’s everything I want.
I know he’s struggling, but I’m determined. With a last name of Valentine, I’ve got cupid in my veins. The heart wants what the heart wants, and it doesn’t care about age or how we met. My father cares, though. And he’s the one person neither one of us can stand to hurt.
We’re all being torn apart, and I don’t know how to make everyone see that the wrongs are actually right.
THE ENEMY -TO-LOVER
You hate him. No, actually, you loathe his very existence. But all that angst and hate creates the perfect storm exploding into an undeniable attraction. It can’t be denied. Once you give into that sexual tension, all that hate soon turns into something very beautiful… Love.
My Enemy to Lovers Book Boyfriend is: Baron “Vicious” Spencer
Vicious by LJ Shen
They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.
She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me.
Get on your knees… Now that he’s got you blindfolded and handcuffed, he wants to test your limits; try to break you. You surrender completely because only he can give you the mind-blowing pleasures that await. Get your safe word ready, ladies—the Master wants to play!
My Dom Book Boyfriend is: Demitri Nicoloff
Misadventures with a Master by Meredith Wild and Mia Michelle
Master. That’s what they call him..
I’ve spent my life in a cage, cloistered by politics and social maneuvering. A prisoner to expectation. Yet I’d give anything to be a certain man’s slave.
A year ago, I wouldn’t have recognized the woman I’ve become. That was before I discovered Crave. Before Demitri ripped the inhibitions clean off my body the first time he undressed me with his icy blue eyes in the club that fateful night.
Now he’s all I can think about. I can’t breathe until he makes me his. Except he won’t take me until he breaks me. And I’m not an easy submissive to break.
He’s tormented by his past… His heart has been shattered, and he’s incapable of love. Don’t fall for him; he has nothing to offer. Don’t try to fix him; he doesn’t want to be fixed. But despite the warnings, you refuse to give up on him. You know you can put the pieces back together if you can find a way to break down the fortress he’s built around his heart. You want to save him, but after all is said and done, you might just end up saving each other.
My Broken Book Boyfriend: Archer Hale
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
We hope you have lots of steamy fantasies with your new book boyfriends!
Sending x’s and o’s, and wishing lots of XXX for all of you LUV BOOK LADIES!
(Translation of XXX… well, I’m sure your dirty minds can translate) ~Mia
About the Contributor
Mia Michelle fell in love with the world of books the very first time she stepped inside of her small hometown library. Growing up, she loved to spend time losing herself in the world of make believe by creating her own imaginative stories. The gift of a leather journal for her eighth birthday inspired her dream of one day becoming a writer. Though she kept most of her writing private over the years, a childhood best friend read the first draft of Rose of Thorne and encouraged her to take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life.