Book Boyfriends 2017

I was going to do an all-time book boyfriends post…I do have my favorites, but 2017 was a great swoony hero year. Here are my favorites. Note: I READ all of these in 2017; most were also published last year, but not all. I did not even attempt to keep it at 10. (Learning from you, Carrie!)

1) Michael Carrington (All of You by Sarah Monzon)

We’re not supposed to objectify others, but….Michael is HOT. Sweltering. I’m not usually into bad boys, but this fine boy is attractive. He has other redeeming qualities as well, but they only make him hotter.

2) Karim  (The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon)

Karim is not your typical CF hero. He’s Muslim. But, oh my goodness, his dedication, quiet strength, patience, love for his people, and yes, his faith. He’s the best quiet but strong character I’ve read in a long time. He’s not brooding, he’s thoughtful.

3) Alex, Wes, and Reese (Pepper Basham’s Bunch)

If you’ve read any of Pepper’s books, or tuned into Carrie’s raves on her heroes, this won’t surprise you. All of her contemporary heroes will make your toes curl and make you jealous of the heroines. You can see my review for Charming the Troublemaker here.

 

4) Kristi Ann Hunter – Trent from An Uncommon Courtship and Griffith from An Inconvenient Beauty

Two more hereos here! Trent and Griffith’s novels were long anticipated by her readers taking sides for #mytrent and #teamgriffith which made their allure grow. I have been in love with Griffith from the very first time we meet him earlier in the Hawthorne House series and I’m so glad that everyone has finally caught on to the Duke of Hotness. We have similar personalities, so I relate a lot to Grif, and his love for his family, especially his momma. How can you not love a guy who loves his mamma?

5) Amos Bledsoe (Heart On The Line by Karen Witemeyer)

Amos is another non-typical hero. He rides bikes, wears glasses, and would probably enjoy playing Settlers of Catan if he lived today. He’s geeky and so not alpha male-ish. He reminds me a lot of my husband, so I can’t help but love him too.

6) Peter (A Name Unknown by Roseanna White)

I love Peter’s faith and how he goes about living it as a witness to Rosemary. No pushing, just example and patience. He writes her notes too! They’re probably not technically love letter, but I like to think of them that way.

7) Parker Mitchell (Still Life ) and Declan Grey (Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey)

These dudes are half of team hot and you love them more and more as you get to know them throughout the series. They’re protective, but not smothering; let their ladies think for themselves. They’re not perfect, but they’re trying to get there.

8) Ben Delaney (The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner)

I love Ben because he’s so real. I admire him for sticking to boundaries that are very hard to follow in our current culture, but he’s still real about it. He wants his lady, but respects her enough to hold himself back and isn’t mishish about bringing up the issue.

9) Tavin Knox (The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze)

Tavin has a Scottish accent and is mysterious. Need I say more?

 

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43 thoughts on “Book Boyfriends 2017

  1. sbmcmh says:

    Ahh. Such great taste in book boyfriends! I really liked Lukas De Wilde from A Song Unheard as well. A 180 from Peter Holstein but swoony in a totally different way!

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  2. Angela Aldridge says:

    I love all the Hawthorne guys – would have to include Lt. Daniel Avery from When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin on that list, though.

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  3. So I’ve only read “An Inconvenient Beauty” from the Hawthorne House series. (I have the other books so they’ll be devoured soon don’t you worry! 😉) I can say I’m definitely on the “Duke of Hotness” train. YUMMY! 😍
    This was a great list! ❤️

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  4. tsadale says:

    I love Karen Witemeyer’s books. Amos Bledsoe is my favorite hero. I was a morse interceptor in the Army so I was especially drawn to him. Ms. Witemeyer’s comments relating to morse operators having their own style/rhythm was spot on!

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  5. Merry says:

    I liked Christopher Hochstetler from The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston. I don’t know, there is just something about those Amish guys!

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  6. Laura Dunkerton says:

    Parker in Still Life. Although I did read Redeeming Love this year (obviously not published this year or last…) And Hosea def had me swooning!!! 😊😉

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  7. pattymh2000 says:

    I never really think of guys in the books I read that way. .. I did just finish reading Just the Way you Are by Pepper Basham and Wes was pretty great😁

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