This week we're talking boyfriends. Specifically, those men we've met on the page that refuse to leave our heads and perhaps fulfill some sort of fantasy for us. 'Tis a hard task, let me tell you, because there are many many characters out there that I've read and fallen for. Narrowing it down to just three (curse you Sarah Hegger for this week's challenge!) was a chore. But here we go.
Sebastian Grey from Julia Quinn's Ten Things I Love About You.
I fell for this guy in a different Quinn book, What Happens in London, and was so happy he gt his own tale. What makes Sebastian my ideal boyfriend? Hmmm. Where to begin? He's funny, he's a writer, he's romantic, he knows how to treat a lady. Sure he has some issues, but the real allure of this character to me is that he is a genuine good guy who's had some set backs in life.
Ponyboy Curtis from S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders
Okay. So today Ponyboy wouldn't be my top choice, but for most of my teen years, I adored this book, and the movie. Yes. I did see the movie first. And then my crush was on Matt Dillon's Dallas Winston. But it was the early 80s and it was Matt Dillon. Come on! However, I've always been a reader, so I rushed out, found my own copy of the book, and promptly fell in love with Ponyboy. The first person narrative helped me get into this "bad boy with a heart of gold"'s head. It also, I think, is responsible for an unhealthy teenage obsession with batboys. But that's another post. "Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."
Lucivar Yaslana from Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series
This was a difficult one for me. There are some terrible things about Lucivar, and yet, the entire time I was reading this series, he's the character that I found the most compelling. Trust me when I say he crept into more than one of my dreams at night. This is a dark fantasy series, where demons and witches are the good guys. He's not the main character, but he's one of the stronger supporting characters and I just love him. He's dark, sexual, brooding, quick to anger, a fierce fighter, and yet can be so gentle. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!
So there you have my choices. Now pop over and see the scrumptious images Rhenna Morgan has paired with her hot choices!