Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top Ten Book Boyfriends of 2012

Top 10 of 2012 is a fun-filled week where we look back at some of the best of “all things books” of 2012 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2013, co-hosted by: Rachel from FiktshunLisa from A Life Bound By BooksJessica from Confessions of a BookaholicJaime from Two Chicks on Books, and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

I kind of had trouble with this category, because while I like YA books (sometimes), I have a hard time thinking of YA boys as hot. I mean, they're in high school. Their relationships can be hot, but I can't think of them that way. Have you met a high school boy recently? Exactly. That does limit my options somewhat, so I decided to diversify. I still only came up with eight, but hey, close enough.

2012's Hottest Guys

Raphael Medrano
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews

Raphael turned me over and looked at me, his face close to mine. "You and I will never be done.You're my mate."

He kissed the corner of my mouth. I almost cried.

"I stopped sleeping since you left," he said "I'll sleep for a couple of hours,wake up, you're not there." I closed my eyes.

"I need an answer, Andrea," he said.

"An answer?"

"Mate. Yes or no."

"Do you need to ask?" I whispered."You're my mate.”

Harry Dresden
Cold Days by Jim Butcher

“I know it's not thematically in tune with my new job and all, but I find it effective. Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day," I say. "But set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life. Tao of Pratchett. I live by it.” 

Tybalt, King of Cats
Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire

“It’s been a long time since I’ve loved someone, but I know what it feels like. When you turn from me, it hurts. When you think badly of me, I think badly of myself. When you do stupid, suicidal things, I want to slap you upside the head and demand to know how you can be so brilliant and so blind at the same time.” Tybalt’s expression was calm. “If that’s not love, what is it?” 

Ian Holt
Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

“Wow. What would you do if I said I was angry?"

"I would make fire rain from the heavens to smite your enemies with the flames of our shared rage.”

2012's Hottest Women

Andrea Nash
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews

Since we’re playing that game… I tilted my face up to his and gave him a lovesick gaze.

“Do you have to sneeze?” he asked.

“Be quiet. I’m pretending to enjoy your company, just as you said.”

“Try not to strain anything.”

“Oh, I won’t. I’m very good at faking it.”

That shut him up.

Anna Latham Cornick
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

“Is it like a Harry Potter thing?"
He turned his head then. "A what?"

"A Harry Potter thing," she said again. "You know, don't say Voldemort's name because you might attract his attention?"

He considered it. "You mean the children's book."

"I have got to get you to watch more movies," she said. "You'd enjoy these. Yes, I mean the children's book.”

Verity Price
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

A proper lady should be able to smile pretty, wear sequins like she means it, and kick a man's ass nine ways from Sunday while wearing stiletto heels. If she can't do that much, she's not trying hard enough. 

Kori Daniels
Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

“We haven’t met… I’m Kori Daniels. If you don’t get that gun out of my face, I’m gonna take it, then I’m gonna break your jaw so I can unhinge it and shove your pistol down your throat. That way the bullet goes through the long way.”

And that's it! Who's on your list?


  1. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! I almost put Anna on the list, too, but then hesitated, because while I love her, I don't really cru- Okay, no, I do have a minor crush going on there, but I felt already way too awkward after Jen told me that I'm weird for crushing on couples, so I didn't want to put another one on the list. XD

    Anyways, GREAT list and SO glad you have girls there, too! <3

  2. I really want to read Rachel Vincent's adult series!
    My Top 10

  3. I love that you did Hottest Men and Women!

  4. Great list! I love Dresden and I really need to track down my copy of Shadow Bound as the first was great.

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  5. hahahahaa!! YOu've got to love Rachel Vincent! :D Beautiful quotes <3 <3 <3

  6. Interesting choices. I'm pretty early in the Dresden books, so I don't know about him as a top boyfriend quite yet! LOL I'm more eager to get farther into the series now, that's for sure!

    Here's my list:

  7. I love that you switched it up and added women! And I completely agree about Verity, she's awesome!


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