Top Ten Tuesday: Some Recent Book Boyfriends I’ve Collected

Posted August 31, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, historical, romance, Top Ten Tuesday / 40 Comments

Y’all. A great travesty has occurred. It has been FOUR YEARS since I updated you on the book boyfriends I’ve collected. Oh, don’t worry – I’m still collecting book boyfriends. I just haven’t dedicated a post to the new ones I’ve added / drooled over / swooned at since 2017. There’s just no excuse, but thankfully today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘Fictional Crushes’ so here’s my chance for redemption!

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Marcel Fox
The Truth About Fame by Toni Shiloh

Prepare to be undone by the hotness (and tender sincerity) that is Fox. (Seriously still swooning over here)”

Lord Frederick Percy
The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham

Frederick? Readers need to keep a fan or fainting couch ever close when he’s on the page.

Gabriel Orsini
Fly Home to Me by Chalon Linton

Readers, I have a new book boyfriend. His name is Gabriel Orsini, and between his grins and winks and knee-melting kisses and romantic nature, he’ll leave you swooning in his wake, too. Oh, and did I mention he’s an Air Force pilot?”

Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar

His protective care for those whom his heart has claimed, his love for Jesus, his own painful backstory, and his unique skills …. and his overall swooniliciousness … has earned him a solid spot in my book boyfriends collection.”

August Bradford
Driftwood Dreams by T.I. Lowe

Oh how I love a hero who pursues the woman he loves. That gentle intention that gives meaning to every action, every word, every ‘just dropping by’ moment. There’s something about that kind of patient, purposeful romance that wraps so completely around my heart.

Ian MacKenzie
Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano

A hero smitten with the written word? Yes please! Plus, how do you resist this: “The sight of that grin stole the breath right out of her chest…”

Silas Quinn
Beautiful in His Sight by April W. Gardner

Be. Still. My. Book Boyfriend Collecting. Heart. I’m still recovering from how completely Silas captured my heart. From his Irish brogue to his heart of gold to his brawny build to his steadfast pursuit of the woman he loves… there I go swooning again. Their first kiss? SWOON.

Grady Benson
Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

Has anyone claimed Grady as their next book boyfriend yet? Because if not, I call dibs. He’s swoony and endearing and flirty, and his ‘devil-may-care-bad-boy’ facade masks the vulnerability and inadequacy that’s been building in his heart for a long while.

Luke Bassett
Suddenly Forever by Teresa Tysinger

Luke’s natural flirtatious instinct is yummy on its own (and completely endearing when he turns it on feisty Miss Ina) but when he really sets his mind to flirting and falling in love with Cora?? Heaven help me.”

Alex Kanin
The Saturday Night Club by Carla Laureano

I first must swoon over Alex. He is a “specimen of pure male beauty” … “mussed brown hair”… hazel eyes … and a “chiseled jaw shaded with just the right amount of stubble.” Whew. I’m still fanning from our first glimpse of him. Add in his killer grin, great heart, and general swooniness? HUBBA HUBBA!

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What about you? Have you met any of the recent book boyfriends I’ve collected? Who are some of your book boyfriends from the last three or four years that I didn’t include?

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40 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Some Recent Book Boyfriends I’ve Collected

  1. Winnie Thomas

    You forgot Lord Bryant from A Proper Scoundrel by Esther Hatch. That cover had me swooning before I even read the story! I had to crank up the air conditioning quite a few notches!!!

  2. Gloria A

    I agree with you about Frederick in The Mistletoe Countess. So great! I also liked Evan Eldridge, Earl of Whitelock, in The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch and Oliver Ross in Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson. I just finished Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris and liked Jon Kensington.

  3. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    I loved Flights of Fancy and need to read the others. Lukio in Between the Wild Branches was a great hero.

  4. Amy M.

    Here’s a few of mine from this year:
    * Marco Dusan (Ronie Kendig’s “Dawn of Venegeance”)
    * Theriot D’Argent (Tamara Leigh’s “Boundless”)
    * Luke Powell (Lynn Blackburn’s “Unknown Threat”)
    * Cody Boggs (Courtney Walsh’s “Is It Any Wonder”)
    * Vance Cumberland (T.I. Lowe’s “Under the Magnolias”)
    * Sosimo Rivas (Sara Blackard’s “Capturing Sosimo”)
    * Bryson Katsaros (Tammy L. Gray “Love and the Silver Lining”)

  5. Jeanne Bishop

    My favorite for this year is Oliver in Pepper Basham “Hope Between the Pages”. His written notes to Clara, his passionate love and commitment to Clara and his love of books made him so appealing. Did I mention he is British? 😂

  6. Stacey Cochran

    From your list Marcel Fox and Alex Kanin are the ones that I swooned over the most. My most recent book boyfriend is Malachi Thomas from Jocelyn by Sarah Monzon (although all of her guys are pretty great!). He dethroned Bo Porter last year, and I haven’t been able to move on. And currently, I’m crushing on Neil (McKean) Muir in Melissa Tagg’s Autumn by the Sea.

  7. I am not a huge fictional crush person, but I absolutely agree with Lord Percy! If I was really pressed I would also name J.T. Tucker from Karen Witemeyer’s A Tailor-Made Bride, but in all the books I have read this summer, he is the only one who truly shines!

  8. Megan

    I’m with you on Grady from Just Let Go. Sigh. So many good book boyfriends out there, so little time.

  9. Rebecca Maney

    I do love August! Yes, I do! . . . . . and Lord Percy, of course. One of my favorites this year has been Marcus, who appears in all three of Erica Vetsch’s “Serendipity and Secrets” series.

  10. Perrianne Askew

    Oh gosh! With a list like that do you really expect me to make a choice? OK, The Mistletoe Countess it is, especially since the kisses are so swoony!

  11. Debra J Pruss

    Thank you so much for sharing. All of the covers look fabulous. I am currently reading an ARC for Lauren Elliott, To The Tome of Murder. I love all the Hannah Swenson Mystery books by Joanne Fluke.

  12. Rosalyn

    Too fascinating! 🙂 While I don’t actually make a habit of collecting book boyfriends, I do enjoy hearing about them…and yes, I do have a few fictional heroes that were outstanding enough that they are still in my thoughts occasionally. I loved Frederick from The Mistletoe Countess. And also Alex from The Saturday Night Supper Club.
    I’d love to be entered in your giveaway.

  13. Rosalyn

    and…i guess i missed your giveaway?! your post doesn’t say how long it was open…
    oh well. 😉 not like I really need more books, but then again, who doesn’t??!! LOL!
    have a wonderful day!

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