Best Book Boyfriends of 2013

December 26, 2013 Best of 2013 19

Because of Christmas, I missed yesterday's Top 10 topic but I'm back today to talk about some book boyfriends I loved this year! Now this was a little tough because well, sometimes my favorite boyfriends can make a lot of mistakes, but I still love them! Don't forget to click on the pic above to check out the lists on other blogs!

In no particular order:

Ryan from Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

I must admit at first I was a little disappointed Beth was being paired off with someone new in this book but of course I ended up falling for Ryan as well. He is such a sweetheart! He truly rounded out Beth's hardness and sarcasm just perfectly.

I'd love to kiss her right now. Not the type of kiss that makes her body come alive. The type of kiss that shows her how much I care – the type that involves my soul.

Isaiah from Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie  McGarry

Isaiah! *dreamy sigh* He has the attitude, the tattoos and the love for fast cars. What's not to like? He broke my heart in the previous book so I was ecstatic for his turn at love. And he did not let me down! He's very much the protective type and oh so swoony!

“You can’t ignore me, Rachel, and you can try to treat me as a friend, but none of that will erase the fact that I think about kissing you every second I’m awake and dream at night of my hands on your body. And it sure as hell won’t erase that I’m terrified by how much I like you.”

Day from Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

Oh Day… he's one of the boyfriends I mentioned above that has to work through some mistakes but I can't deny how wonderful he is. As one of my favorite all around series, he will always be a favorite book boyfriend.

“You drive me insane, June,” he murmurs against my hair. “You’re the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can’t catch my breath because I’m trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don’t you?” I tilt my face up to see him. His eyes reflect the faint lights from the JumboTrons, a rainbow of evening colors. “Billions of people will come and go in this world,” he says softly, “but there will never be another like you.”

Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Levi deserves all the awards for patience and sweetness. Those are the first words that come to mind with him. He is truly a remarkable character. And the kisses were adorable!

“It's okay if you're crazy,” he said softly. 
“You don't even know-“
“I don't have to know,” he said. “I'm rooting for you.” 

James from The Program by Suzanne Young

Suzanne Young has a talent for writing these amazing boys and such wonderful romances that I can't help but root for, despite the circumstances the characters find themselves in. My heart broke in The Program but man, did James get to me with his love for Sloane.

James smiles as he traces his finger over my mouth. “I think . . .” He stops and looks into my eyes, his stare arresting, pinning me in place. “I think I'm in love with you,” he whispers. “Is that crazy?”
His words strike my heart, and the ache that's been a constant in my chest goes away completely. I lick my lips and smile. “So crazy.”
“Then I guess I love you madly.” And then he leans down and kisses me again.

Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Sigh, I wish I could have had a boyfriend like him in high school. From wanting to ask for batteries for every future birthday just so he could share them with Eleanor, to wearing eyeliner to school because he wanted to be like her, not afraid to be different. Park was probably one of my top 3 book boyfriends this year.

“No.” She lifted up her chin. “No… I just want to lie low, you know? Like as long as I stay out of his way, I'm fine. I just have to be invisible.”
Park smiled.
“What?” she asked.
“You. Invisible.”
She smiled. He let go of her hands and held her face. Her cheeks were cold, and her eyes were fathomless in the dark.
She was all he could see.

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Chris from Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young

I loved this concept – a girl going through the repercussions of a decision, seeing how each could have played out, when her grandmother died. I honestly expected to love one scenario so much better but I like how the authors surprised me with Chris! He's funny and considerate and just such a wonderful guy!

“You're the only girl I want,” he says. “I love you.” He pulls away to laugh softly, looking surprised at his own words. His eyes are wide and vulnerable, as if a word from me can crush him. “I'm totally in love with you,” he murmurs.

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Xander from The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Another extremely patient young man who was dealing with a girl afraid to let her guard down with someone with a different financial background as her.  I adored all of their interactions and even though it took Caymen a little while to see what was right in front of her, it just made the romance all that much more sweet! He can bring me hot chocolate any time he wants!

“I love you,” I whisper.
“What was that? I didn’t hear you.”
“Don’t push me.”
“I love you, too,” he says. He puts his cheek against mine. “So much.” 

Chase from Breaking Point (Article 5 #2) by Kristen Simmons

Chase is one of my favorite book boyfriends ever! I call Chase a Saint for putting up with Ember's mood swings in Breaking Point. He is full of empathy and sincerity. And omg is he swoony!!!!

“I remember you used to like to be kissed here,” he said, voice thick. “Do you still?”

Perry & Roar from Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi

Okay, so I adore Perry and his relationship with Aria in this series. And though they are apart for a good amount of this book, the time they were together was perfection. I also included this book for Roar who also has an amazing ability to love and is on the search for the love of his life, Liv. Both boys make this series so outstanding. I'm reading the finale right now and ASDFGHJKL!

“Do you ever miss anything?'
Perry smiled. 'You, all the time.”

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There are so many more swoony boys I fell in love with this year too! What about you, any book boyfriends you met this year?


Sara @ Forever 17 Books

19 Responses to “Best Book Boyfriends of 2013”

  1. Lily

    Oh Sara I love this list! I think the one I’m must crushing on is probably James he made me swoon like no one had this year. I still have the read the Legend trilogy but everyone is always stuff about Day so I need to read it right away.

    Great list

  2. Sara Bennett

    Literally every single one of those lovely guys would have been on my list. Especially Levi and Katie McGarry’s characters. I really can’t think of many others to add…what’s his name from My Life Next Door was super sweet though 🙂 Probably a few others (like Tobias) that have slipped my mind, but awesome list!
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  3. Annie

    I love that you included the quotes! I think it’s a great list even though I haven’t read most of these books (only Through The Ever Night) because those words are so beautiful and sweet and fun.
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  4. Tamara

    I just finished reading The Program and James is just amazing. He definitely belongs on this list and so does Ryan, he’s my favorite from the Pushing the Limits series but I haven’t read Crash Into You yet so that may change in the future 🙂