‘Yes, yes, say it! He was my boyfriend’


Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

I didn’t think I’d have any book boyfriends but when I started to consider this list I realised that perhaps I did!  Here they are:

  1. Jean Tannen – Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series –  Jean actually is MY book boyfriend.  Nobody else’s.  Just mine.
  2. Tybalt – okay – I defo have book boyfriends now I’ve started to think on it because Tybalt from Seanan McGuire’s Toby Daye series is very easy on the brain – definite mind candy.
  3. Joscelin Verreuil of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series.  Okay, so far I’ve got more book boyfriends than I originally thought.  Joscelin is very easy to like.  Very easy indeed.  Not to mention pretty handy when it comes to getting out of bother.  Plus, this guy is super chilled!
  4. Aragorn – did I nearly forget Aragorn?  This list wouldn’t be complete without Aragorn.  Did I have a massive crush on Aragorn when I originally read LotR??  Why yes, yes I did.  Doesn’t everyone really have a crush on Aragorn.  Thank you Mr Tolkien.
  5. Rhett Butler.  Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.  Again, a book I read as a teenager and had a mad desperate crush on Rhett Butler. Who could ever want Ashley when Rhett was around!
  6. Maxim De Winter.  I love Max.  Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.  He’s got this wonderfully superior aloofness that just makes you want to grab his attention.  Not to mention a little bit of a temper.
  7. Seth McGregor.  Gillian Philip’s Rebel Angel series.  Seth definitely has sex appeal.  I can’t deny it.  I will just say though that this is not a romantic series at all – just Seth has this whole ‘thing’ going on.
  8. Alexander from Paullina Simon’s Bronze Horseman.  I loved this book so much.  Yes, it’s a romance novel.  I can’t deny it, but it was so, so, good.
  9. Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.  This is such a good series – and a pretty good adaptation for tv as well.
  10. I’ve left this one free so you can make some suggestions????

Plus – can I just….


19 Responses to “‘Yes, yes, say it! He was my boyfriend’”

  1. Mr and Mrs NW

    Do you call him “Jeen” or “Jaan”? I know Scott Lynch meant it to be the French pronounciation but I read him as “Jeen” the whole way through. It seemed to suit him better!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I totally read him as Jeen – I suppose at the end of the day it’s whatever works for you as a reader but that’s how I read him too.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    I can only comment from the movies/TV shows perspectives, and yes, Rhett Butler, Aragorn and Jamie Fraser are eye candy…Easy to look at and easier to like! 😉

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I’m pretty sure Jamie Fraser will be making many lists. Everyone seems to love him. I’ve neither read the books or watched the series. Nice list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I suspect you’re right, he’s rather an adorable character.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Michael

    I have a feeling some of the ladies out there may fight you for your number one choice.

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I would be hard pressed to choose between Jean Tannen and Tybalt…
    With your permission, of course! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – permission granted, I can’t really claim them all to myself after all 😀

  6. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Jean Tannen! 🙂 And I’ve not read the books, but yeah, based on the show, Jamie Frasier is also a great pick!

  7. @lynnsbooks

    Jean Tannen – yeah, he’s definitely the pick of the week.

  8. Nicole Evans

    *applauds both Aragorn and Jean Tannen*

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep – round of applause is definitely the way to go.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Figured Jean would make the top of your list! Haha! 😀

  10. jessicabookworm

    Perhaps not as cool as Aragon, but I would like Samwise Gamgee as my boyfriend: he’s just adorable!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, Samwise – he would make a good boyfriend. He’s all shy and cuddly.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Exactly! And he’s extremely loyal and brave (when he really needs to be) 🙂

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