Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Swoons

If you're new to this whole thing, Sunday Swoons is a weekly meme (you don't have to post on Sunday. If you can't or don't get it up on the day it doesn't matter, what matters is that you post it and have fun!) Feel free to use my logo, theme, ect, as long as you link back and mention me! You can link up by using the linky button at the bottom of the post.

It's another sensational Sunday! Enjoy the swoons and link on up! Don't be shy!

This weeks topic is: Book Boyfriends

Admit it, if you read at all you have at least one if not a collection. Or maybe you have book girlfriends! Either way it's the same concept. So I'm going to spotlight a few of my favorite book boyfriends. (Some of these characters and books may have been used in other Sunday Swoons, but I just can't leave them out! I love them too much!)

The Bad Boy:
The cover model of Kai (Wade Poezyn)
Everyone has a rebellious streak right? If anyone (fictional) were to bring it out in me it would definitely be Kai from Wendy Higgins's Sweet Trilogy. He's a classic, sexy (sorry Grandma but I have to state the facts.), sweet when he wants to be, aloof, doesn't do emotional attachments (well most of the time), and is a whole lot of bad news, but lets face it, who doesn't like a bad boy (at least a little bit deep down)?

The Protective One:
Yeah, yeah, yeah no girl (or guy) likes to be smothered and coddled by an over protective boyfriend(or girlfriend). I get that, but let's face it something is just adorably irresistible about a guy you wants to protect
you and would risk it all to see that you are safe. Jack from The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Francis Long. Our boy Jack is as sweet as it gets and takes his duty as protector very seriously. He strives to protect others no matter the personal cost, but let's a girl do what she's gotta do even if he thinks it dangerous, just not alone, someones gotta be there to help a girl out? Buddy system anyone?

The Mysterious One:
Ok I haven't acctually decided on Team Morpheus yet.
I'm still lovin' the whole Alyeb/Jeyssa thing...
Mystery is exciting and intriguing so who doesn't love a mysterious love interest? Morpheus from  A.G. Howards's Splintered Series is about as mysterious and intriguing as it gets. He's dark and no one seems to really know anything about him. Ask him a question and he'll dodge it so smoothly you won't even know what happened or realize that he didn't even hint at an answer to your question. Oh yeah he's that smooth.
(Yeah Cait this one was special just for you, but I really did want him on this list. He's not here just for you. ;))

The Unshakable One:
Ok, this one sounds bad at first, but I promise I mean it in the very best way. In fact this might be my favorite. By unshakable, I mean that person that isn't going to give up on you or leave you, change their minds about you or even let their feelings about you change (in a bad way), even when things get crazy and everything goes south. Luke Henry from Cat Patrick's Forgotten is the epitome of this. I can't say much without it getting EXTREMELY spoiler-y so you will just have to take my word on this one.

The New Boy in Town:
I'm from a small town. I pass the population sign every time I go down my street and It has hovered right at 9,500-ish for all of my 15 years and so I've gone to school with the same kids for 11 years and will for another three. It's one of those unexciting places where everyone knows everyone and their grandma and anything that is even remotely exciting closes before eight-o-clock in the evening all year long. So, I know how exciting getting a new kid in town can/would be. Naturally, you're going to want to know more and naturally your going to be really curious, and if that new kid in town is cute, whoa baby you better watch out, because you know your going to try to get to know them better, and you know it's going to get crazy interesting. Cas Lightwood in Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is the new kid in a small town and he's everything you are looking for, including ghost protection. He's as cool as it gets, and he's really sweet and caring, and he looks good, but let's face it your mostly into him because he's as new and exciting as it gets.


  1. I have to say that I love the PROTECTIVE and the UNSHAKEABLE one the most. There's just something so romantic about someone wanting to risk their life for you, and believing in you through thick and thin, because love is actually that way (for me, that's how I define it), in which you think of others (your loved one) before yourself. That kinda person who would move mountains for you. I don't have any examples of them right now, but I know for sure that those are my favorite kinds of book boyfriends!

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. Oh my goodness you just made my day! I'm so excited you found my blog and liked my post! I agree, those were definitely my favorites as far as real life, but the others were really fun to write about! Thanks so much for reading!


    Anyhow, I'm totally with Faye. In real life, I'd probably go for boys in the protective or unshakable category, because I know that they'll be loyal and true to me, and that they'll be there for me. But in books I totally end up falling for bad boys or mysterious love interests.

    Wonderful post Briana! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

    1. Haha he keepa ending up in these! I put him in another upcoming one without thinking about how much I use him for these! I totally agree with you and Faye! Thanks!

  3. Protective guys are SO sweet (in my opinion) both in real life and books. But not EXTREMELY protective to the point of being possessive then it's like no thank you.

    In I said, protective guys and probably mysterious ones. Because on the bad boys I'm usually rolling my eyes at them. There are some exceptions I guess though just can't think of them right now. Great post! And I really like that it's parts discussion and parts meme-like. :)

    1. Oh yeah eww, we don't need any of those! Good choices! I agree bad boys can be quite eye roll worthy! Thank you! I am glad you like it! That's what I like about it too! Plus it's fun to gush and swoon with other people!