Top Ten Tuesday – My Top 10 Favorite Book Boyfriends

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends (Which characters do you have crushes on?)

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Going in, I thought this was going to be a tough topic to come up with a full set of 10 for.  With the exception of my longtime book boyfriend, Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, I just drew a blank when I started thinking about characters I had crushes on.  Once I got going though, I actually ended up with 11 names and so had to make a cut (Sorry, Rhysand!).  Apparently I crush more easily than I thought I did 😉




1 and 2.  KAZ  and MATTHIAS from the SIX OF CROWS series


Apparently I have a thing for bad boys because Kaz Brekker scored the number 1 spot on my list, with his fellow teammate, Matthias, coming in a close second.  I love that they’re both tough yet a little vulnerable if you dig deep enough, and I’m especially enjoying Matthias right now as I’m reading Crooked Kingdom and watching Nina flirt relentlessly with him.  Every time he blushes, I crush on him a little more, haha.


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I almost put Rhys on my list because I have crushed on him a bit throughout this series, but I bumped him for Azriel at the last moment because there’s just something about Azriel that appeals to me on a more subtle level.  I like his quiet, protective demeanor and that there’s an air of mystery surrounding him at times.


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Honestly, I have crushes on most of the characters in this series to some degree, but Alucard Emery is just so fabulous, I had to put him on this list.  I’m a big fan of both his witty banter and most especially of his absolute devotion to Rhys.


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This guy is just such a larger than life personality that you can’t help but fall in love with him.  I love a funny guy and Carswell Thorne is just hilarious, even if the hilarity is often unintentional.


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6.  RON WEASLEY from the HARRY POTTER series


Seriously, how can you not love Ron Weasley?  I love Ron because he’s funny, sarcastic, loyal as hell to his friends, and because he’s often an underdog compared to all of the other witches and wizards at Hogwart’s.  There’s just something about an underdog that appeals to me…


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Mr. Darcy was my first ever book boyfriend and he still makes the list all these years later.  Darcy initially comes across as arrogant and condescending, but I loved that, if you took the time to get to know him, as Lizzie did, there was much more to him than meets the eye and that he was actually quite kind-hearted and unassuming.


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It’s totally the underdog thing here again with Jon Snow.  The fact that he’s played by the sexy Kit Harrington in the HBO series doesn’t hurt either! 😉


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How adorable is this guy?  I think I started crushing on Levi the moment he was compared to a golden retriever in the book, lol.


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This guy has got to be the sweetest boyfriend ever.  The way he felt about Hazel, everything he did for her…. just such a sweet, thoughtful guy. Loved him.


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Question:  Who are some of your favorite YA badass female characters?

40 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Be still my heart! Levi and Gus were all sorts of wonderful. Both were quite playful, and I admired their persistence with their reluctant ladies. Az and Kaz (rhyming!) were a different kind of wonderful. These strong, silent types who ran so deep.

  2. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    I had an unbelievably big crush on Ron Weasley (and Rupert Grint) when I was younger. I’m a fan of the sarcastic types. And Mr Darcy and Levi are also great picks, and so is Jon Snow! I drew a blank with crushes too and sneakily went for characters I loved instead!

  3. Angela
    Angela says:

    This would have been a really difficult topic for me, I just don’t normally think of characters like that, but when I was younger I probably would have gone for Ron Weasley – I love a funny guy, and I had a red-haired boyfriend in high school!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I thought this was going to be a lot harder than it was. I think I would have gone for Ron in high school as well. I always had a thing for funny guys and for freckles.

  4. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    So I just went through your list and just went “YES, I love him” at EVERY SINGLE character on your list 😀 So we definitely have very similar book boyfriend tastes, haha 🙂
    Hope you’re enjoying Crooked Kingdom!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha! Yay, we rock!

      Totally loving Crooked Kingdom so far, although the closer to the end I get, the sadder I get since I know this is only a duology.

  5. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    I am on board for all of those (except the last two, but that’s only because I haven’t read Fangirl)! Kaz would absolutely be at the very top of my list, haha. I also love Alucard and Thorne – such great characters. Great list! 🙂

  6. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    Ha ha Jon Snow! And Levi- awesome pick. He was such a great “nice guy” character. I’m still reading Six of Crows so at least I know who Kaz and Matthias are… 🙂

  7. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Ahhhh- Kaz. 🙂 He’s awesome! I am so happy you loved 6oC so much! 🙂

    Az is ALSO amazing… So many characters are there… Rhys is the obvious choice but I also loved Cas a lot…

    Alucard! Yes, I was one of my favourite characters in that series. I was so sad that he and Kell didn’t get along for the most of it!

    I’m reading Cress right now and I loved Carswell in Scarlet. 🙂

    Mr Darcy is definitely one of my top picks too! I loved Colin Firth’s portrayal of him too.

    Jon Snow. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      It’s really a great series. I love all of the characters and the fact that it’s such an action-packed storyline. Hope you get to read it soon!

  8. the bookworm
    the bookworm says:

    Ugh, I missed such a fun TTT topic, this has been a hectic week for me so I wasn’t on blogland much. Great list! And yes to Mr. Darcy 🙂 Swoon. I’d have to add Knightly from Jane Austen’s Emma and also Strider from LOTR and Rhett Butler from GWTW. Happy weekend 🙂

  9. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    Oh yay, hope you’re enjoying Six of Crows! I just finished Crooked Kingdom this weekend. So sad it’s over because I just loved all of those characters so much.

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