Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Top 10 of 2012 ~ Best Book Boyfriends of 2012

WOO! It's my favorite day of the event! Smexy book boys!

~Best Book Boyfriends of 2012~

Adrian Ivashkov

"Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection." He paused to reconsider that. "Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try."

"I know how devastated you must be to miss me, but leave a message, and I'll try to ease your agony" 

"No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms. If I were him, I would have said, 'You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.'"

 "Well, you can think what you want, so long as you remember-no matter how ordinary things seem between us-I'm still here, still in love with you, and care about you more than any other guy, evil or otherwise, ever will."

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)

Jem Carstairs

(I'm cheating with this once since the book came out in Dec 2011 but if I can't include him I'll literally cry!)

"Your place is with me,” Jem said. “It always will be.”

"When two souls are as one, they stay together on the Wheel. I was born into this world to love you, and I will love you in the next life, and the one after that."

 "Wo ai ni, Tessa." he whispered. "Wo bu xiang shi qu ni."
I love you. And I don't want to lose you."

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Tod Hudson

"So don't. Come hang out with me at work. We can play naughty dress up with the hospital gowns and rearrange the supply closets."

 "Forever used to feel like a curse. Now it feels like a promise."

 "You're not lost, Kaylee. You can't ever be lost, because I'll always know where you are. And if I'm not there with you, I'm on my way, and nothing standing between us ill be standing for very long."

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)


"I’m in your mind, getting to know every part of you. You can put up walls, but sooner or later I’ll break down every last one. There won’t be any secret you can keep or any part of you I don’t know…Intimately.”

 "No matter who you are or where you come from, we're the same. We were meant to be together."

 "Don't you understand anything?" He shook her. "It never mattered what you are, or what I should have done. Not since the very beginning. I fought my own uncle to keep you safe. I've fought my own people. I have no intention of letting the demon have you now. You're mine."

Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles, #1)

Lucas Maxfield

“Choosing to be with you, isn't a difficult decision, Jacqueline...It's easy. Incredibly easy.”

"So I don't want you to feel pressured. Or overpowered. But I do, absolutely, want to kiss you right now. Badly.” 

"I've done a couple from memory but they aren't the same. Can't quite get the shape of your jaw. The line of your neck. And your lips. I need to spend more time staring at them and less time tasting them."



"As long as I know this" - he lifted our joined hands - "is mine to hold, I'll wait for you forever."

 "If I had the ability to touch anyone else in this world, I still don't believe I'd want it to be anyone but you."

 "What was that?"
I blushed. "A kiss."
"That's what a kiss feels like?"
"Well, technically. There are a lot of different types of-"
"Show me."
"Show you what?"
"Show me some of the other kinds."
"You're asking me to kiss you?"
He nodded, hands curled over the edge of the bed. "Is that not right?"

"I stayed with Dex last night. We took off our shirts."

"You hurt her. she told me. Why do you care if she lets me kiss her? She holds my hand now, not yours!"

Toxic (Denazen, #2)

Bram Griswold

"I love you, Nora. I will think you beautiful when I have no eyes left to see. I will remember your voice when my ears go. You can't hold onto me forever, but I will hold onto you until I am nothing but dirt."

"Nora. I loved her. I'd yet to say the words, because I didn't want to freak her out-it'd only been a few months, after all. But I knew I loved her. Needed her. I didn't need food, or water, or even oxygen, but I needed her. I'd never met a more spirited, accepting, drop-dead-again beautiful girl in my life."

 "Nora was the only thing that made sense. She was the only unchanging thing in my universe. She was my lodestar. No matter which way my emotions and circumstances and the impulses of my dead, dying, trying body pulled me, no matter how many mistakes I made, she was always true north. Sometimes I’d side with the dead, sometimes with the living, but always with her."

Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, #2)


"I know you want this as much as I do," he said. "You aren't going to report me. And even if you did, I'm inclined to think a night with you might well be worth imprisonment."

 "Come on," Falco said. "I'll see you safely home to your fancy sheets. I'd say you need your beauty sleep, but it looks like you've been getting plenty."

 "You should be more careful, you know."
"Careful?" she managed to croak. "You're the one who knocked me over."
"I couldn't resist," he said, and he actually had the nerve to wink at her. "It's not often I get the chance to put my hands on such a beautiful woman."

Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)

Tucker Avery

Tucker: "But she gave me the perfect gift."
Clara: "What?"
Tucker: "You."

"I'm looking at you. Why are you always trying to hide how pretty you are?"

"I didn't ever think you were a freak. I think...I thought you were magic or something. I thought that you were too perfect to be real."

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)

Jase Garrett

He lifts up on one elbow, his face barely visible in the twilight. 
“You have to kiss me,” I find myself saying. 
“Yeah.” He leans closer. “I do.” 
His lips, warm and soft, touch my forehead, then slide down my cheek, moving sideways to my mouth. His hand comes up to press the nape of my neck beneath my wet hair, just as mine slips to his back. His skin’s warm beneath the cool sheen of water, his muscles tight as he lies there, still balanced on one elbow. 
I curl in closer.

 After about five minutes I say, "Put this back on now." I thrust his shirt at him.
"Okay. Why?"

"Just do it."

"Unbelievably distracted by my body, Samantha?"


He laughs. "Good. We're on the same page, then." There's a pause. Then he says, "I said that wrong. Like it was all about how you look, and that's not it. It's just that you're so different than I thought you were."

"Than you thought I was, when?"

"When I saw you. Sitting on your roof. For years."

"You saw me. For years?" I feel myself flush again. "You didn't tell me that."

"For years. Course I didn't tell you. I knew you watched us. Couldn't figure out why you didn't just come over. I thought... maybe you were shy... or a snob... I didn't know. I didn't know you then, Sam. Couldn't help watching you back, though."

My Life Next Door

Last year I cheated big time on this one and listed 20 + 10 adult ones! LOL I don't know if I've raised my standards or what but it was easy to pick just 10 this year. Also because it had to be a book from 2012 so here are some honorable mentions including everything I read in 2012.

Logan Keeley from Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Elder from A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Shay from Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Travis from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Astley from Need series by Carrie Jones
Warner from Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Alex from Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Zeke from The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Gabriel from Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Bishop & Kraven from Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
Sam Henry from Catching Jordan by Miranda Keanelly
Corndog form Stealing Parker by Miranda Keanelly
Alex from Wake by Amanda Hocking
Wesley Rush from The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Nathan from A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Noah from Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Neil from Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Julian from White Lines by Jennifer Banash
Zach from Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
Sam from Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Josh from The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Daemon from Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Michael from Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
Patch & Scott from Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
Toby & Sean from The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan
Sean from The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Sam from Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Dale from Betwixt by Melissa Pearl
Gabe from Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas
Will from Body & Soul by Stacey Kade
Kope & Kai from Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Matt from Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
Bennett from Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Levi from Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Nate from The Faerie Guardian series by Rachel Morgan
Jay from The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

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  1. Lol we are so on different teams for most! But I love Tod, Isaac, and Adrian ;) ;)


  2. Oh I love so many of your choices here. I seriously love that Isaac is on your list. He made my list too. And Tod and Adrian gay I adore them! great choices.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  3. I love you, but I also hate you right now, because.. those quotes. A, I once again feel the bad need to reread certain books (Ahem) and also buy the ones I don't own yet/read the ones I haven't read. ARGH!

    Also, totally surprised that Tod and Adrian are on that list. ;)

  4. the only one I know of in that list is Adrian... and that's all that matters :D

  5. Great list! I love Tod and Adrian :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Tucker, Lucas, Tod, Adrian...agree to all! I added Graham by cheating. Technically I read BTL in 2011, BUT in Good For You, Graham is MENTIONED, so I cheated and still added him on. I adore him. LOL I love your mentions too. :) This is a hard list for me.

  7. Adriaaan! LOVED him in VA but I haven't read Bloodlines so sadly I couldn't put him on my list. I also love Jase and Lucas and I adore Jem. Great list!

    Teen Readers' Diary

  8. Love your list!!! And it also gave me a few more books to add to my TBR pile. Like I needed any help with that. LOL :o)

  9. I've not read the Vampire Academy of Bloodlines series so No idea about those guys but I LOVE TOD! Jem is awesome but I didn't read any book this year and Kale LOVE but I didn't like him that much in Toxic. Great List though!
    SO MANY HONORABLE mentions :P

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  10. I'm Team Will in Clockwork Prince and I'm Team Christian in Hallowed! But I have to admit I was a Tucker fan with Unearthly.

  11. Oh, how did I forget about Kale! Such a sweet heart and those quotes are too cute! Oh, and Lucas... *fans self* :D

  12. The only one on your list I know of is Jem and I did like him in Clockwork Angel. I've had CP sitting on my shelf all year and still haven't got to it. Now I really must!

  13. Bravo Bram Griswold! Who knew a zombie could be so poetic! I did not finish the Clockwork Angel ,but geez I would have hung in there to get to the romance. That was so sweet.

  14. Great list! I really need to catch up with these books as I think I'm going to adore these guys. I just got the second Soul Screamers for Christmas so I think I'll have to get reading those asap!

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

  15. OMG!
    Jennifer! Your list! *Swoons*
    There are so many guys on there that I have a "book-crush" on! <3
    Adrian! I can't wait to read The Indigo Spell. Have you seen the book trailers? I love the actor who plays Adrian. He seems very fitting.
    It's so hard not to love, Lucas. He's just so perfect. By the way, is that guy whose picture you have as Lucas the cover model? *Faints*
    Kale would also totally make it to my book boyfriends list. I loved how innocent and sweet he was in Touch. There's something very sexy about a guy who's innocent.
    I finished Venom a few days ago and I loved how charming Falco was.
    I haven't read any of the other books, but from the quotes there's no doubt that I would love all these guys!
    Love your list, Jennifer! :)

  16. Bram! How a zombie can be so crushable I had no idea until I read Dearly, Departed. *Swoon*

    Great list!!

  17. Yes Tod and Tucker!! I wanted so much to add Jem, but since I read CP right when it came out in December 2011 I didn't want to cheat. (I'm glad you did though, he totally deserves to be on the list!)

  18. Oooh, you have some new book BFs. I expected to see Adrian (of course) and Jem and Tucker on there, but I have to look into some of these other guys!

  19. Eeep a lot of epic reads on here! I so have to read the Rachel Vincent series! I even have the first book here on my shelf! I also have been wanting to read the Bloodlines series I really enjoyed her VA series! And Kale!! <3

  20. Adrian, Lucas, Kale, Jase... be still my heart!! *swoon* Love your list!! Thanks for visiting mine yesterday LOL Today I posted my fave debut reads!! Check it out if you like Fic Fare


  21. So many I still have to read!!! But omg yes to Falco! And I love Tucker! I am only on page 68 of My Life Next Door, but I love Jase already! I definitely have some checking up to do with some swoony boys! :)

  22. what a great list! i haven't heard of a couple of these but i'll be checking them out now for sure xo

  23. What the freaking frack! How the hell did I forget about Lucas? Dammit, it ook me hours to do my post too :(
    You have really good picks! Some of these are my favorites too.
    And OMG, that is EXACTLY who I picture for Isaac!

  24. I have been looking forward to your book boyfriend list all week =D I totally agree with having Adiran and Jem on there they are the ultimate book boyfriends! I am now going to add some of the other books you listed to my TBR list!

  25. Awww I love your list Jennifer!! And the quotes you've chosen!! :) :) And OMG your list is long :D

  26. TOD! JEM! yes, definitely with you on many of these. It looks I'm missing out something on this Tuckery guy. Alas, I shall add it to my wishlist for the greater good! ;)

  27. Love the list. Many I haven't read, so more for the TBR. Love that Isaac is here. I really loved him too. And Jem of course. He and Tod didn't make my list- because of the rules lol. I haven't read BIW yet.


  28. Great list! Adrian, Tod and Lucas are on my list too!
    My Top Ten Book Boyfriends

  29. Omg how could I have left Kale off my list!! Looks like I have to check out Isaac :)

  30. Ooo, yummy list! I just got Touch by Jus Accardo, and I can't wait to read it! :)

  31. Awesome list! I love the quotes you included ^^
    Damn I wanted Falco and Kale too *sigh* Awesome that we had so many others in common though! And you really made me want to finally read my copy of Easy. It's been sitting on my kindle for forever!
    Thanks for stopping by earlier :)

  32. I love your blog name and design! I haven't read any of these books! I love how you included your interpretation of what the boyfriends look like.

  33. Well, we're sharing Adrian and Tod. But man! I have so much reading to do so I can meet all these other smexy boys! :)

  34. I haven't read any books in your list except Clockwork Prince... and I'm full-out Team Will! :) Jem's nice and all - I can easily see how some love him! - but it was always Will for me. ;)

  35. A very swoon-worthy list! I haven't read some of these books, but I have seen much love for the characters.

    I still need to read Hallowed. I fell in love with Tucker in Unearthly!

  36. Holy crap, I think I've only met 3 out of all of those! Bram, Alex, and Bennett. I just met Bennett and totally agree!

  37. Ahhhhh! You found the pic of Tod that I absolutely, positively LOVE!! If I had to pick what I picture Tod looks like, that one is IT!!!! But add in the BLUE eyes!

    I knew you'd be all over this list - you had me cracking up at the end with your honorable mentions!!! You, my dear, can "cheat" anytime!!!!

  38. I really really wanna get to reading Greta & the Goblin King!!

    Haha, wow - that's a lot of honorable mentions! ;)

  39. YAY ADRIAAAAAAN!!! Love him so much rite now!
    I have plenty too from your honorable mention list on both of my major list and honorable mention list. I still have to read many of them and your list makes me want to read all of those books right away =D
    Great list and thank you for visiting ;D

  40. Great list, and of course I already knew who will be your #1 :) I've read only the SS so far, so I love only Tod from these, so I have a lot of catching up to do & lots of awesome guys to meet :)

  41. That's a lot of boyfriends! And I may just be falling for all of them ;) I loved the pictures and quotes!! Couldn't thank you enough for sharing them and making my day! I seriously needed this, considering how depressed I was :P So yeah, thanks a lot!
    And thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! :)
    ~ Hira

  42. These are some good choices!! Love Tucker and Adrian and Tod and.... I'll just stop there. =b

  43. I LOVE JEM TOO! I am totally Team Jem! I am also Team Tucker! Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Annie :)

  44. I love that you have pictures to go with the pretty boys! Awesome list.
    I'm really considering reading the Soul Screamer series, it looks fantastic and the covers are gorgeous too haha.

  45. Alex Pettyfer <3 I need to read the book if the guy looks like him!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

  46. You have a big imagination! It's great that you found actors for each of the characters (I'm terrible at that, btw). I love Lucas, Tucker, Tod, and Adrian, but that's just because I haven't read all of these books yet!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  47. I haven't read most of these, but I'm definitely happy to see Jem made your list! I think Will gets too much love... I like the nice guys. Thanks for stopping by my blog, even though you like Logan over Zach. ;)

    Here's to a happy bookish year!

  48. OMG, Alex Pettyfer as Tod Hudson!!! So perfect!
    And now I HAVE to read Toxic...


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