Alternatively could be titled: Types of Book Boyfriends
What Makes A Good Book Boyfriend:
Book boyfriends are different from your OTP or preferred choice in a love triangle.
Book boyfriends are book characters YOU would date.
I have below a non-definitive list of my own book boyfriends, grouped into three types of book boyfriends – in honor of today being valentines day.
But what makes a good book boyfriend?
– They are usually attractive (for whatever you find attractive – this varies by person)
– They have a great sense of humor usually
-They are good boyfriends to their love interest in a given book, sweet or caring, or good with kids/animals. Tragic pasts and the “ability to be evil but aren’t due to love” are also common.
– Hot, dark and brooding is also common
– Anti-hero/villain a common theme
– If you’d date him in real life – he’s a book boyfriend
Strong and Silent:
Strong and silent ones are a sort of middle between good guy and bad boy. Less snark but more guarded. Usually, they don’t want to hurt another boy in a love triangle, they have a horrific past, and really don’t want to fall in love but do. They are physically strong, and usually have training scenes. Usually, the girl is the only one to make him laugh or seem to let his guard down and just be himself. Usually in a power of duty, and very hot. Not very flirty.
Fang – Maximum Ride
Dimitri – Vampire Academy
X – The Edge of Everything
Chaos – Throne of Glass
The Bad Boy:
Some bad boy types of love interest skit the line between Bad boy and actually evil boy, but we still love them. Usually, they’re guarded, a little mean at first and very snarky/sarcastic. Usually part of a love triangle. They are funny, and almost always very very hot. Very flirty too.
Daemon – Lux Series
Jace Wayland – Mortal Instruments
Adrian – Vampire Academy Aeries
Warner – Shatter Me Series
Zach Goode – Gallagher Girls Series
Will Herondale – Infernal Devices Trilogy
The Good Guy:
The good guys are usually not love interests to the protagonist, they’re background characters etc. Some try to be bad boys but can’t pull it off. They are very sweet, caring etc. Virtually the only guy capable of communicating his feelings. They are much more common in contemporary books.
Jase – My Life Next Door
Liam – Darkest Minds
Day – Legend series.
Kenji Kishimoto – Shatter Me
Seth Clearwater – Twilight Saga
Noah Czerny – The Raven Cycle
Finnick – The Hunger Games
Jem Carstaires – Infernal Devices
Carter Blume – Bad Girls Don’t Die
Levi – Fangirl
Do you share any book boyfriends with me?
Do you disagree with any?
Do you have another type/category of book boyfriends?
Let me know!