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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Book Boyfriends

It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: Book Boyfriends (or Girlfriends)
Honestly, this is a tough one for me because, there are several times I’ll read a book and fall in love with the hero, but once I’ve moved on he’s gone from my memory. Not many survived that memory loss issue, and it’s likely they only did because they’re in a series so had more time to impress me. Here’s the very limited number I came up with:
Roarke from the In Death series.
Wondering how many lists he’ll make today. I mean, he’s hot, he’s smart, he’s a little bit bad, he’s wealthy and most importantly he’s just a really nice, caring dude. He ticks every one of the boxes!
Taran in The Prydain Chronicles
My first book boyfriend. I was pre-teen when I read this series and was mad about him. I wanted to be Eilonwy in the worst way… this series spawned my first fan fic because I had to write myself into the story πŸ˜‰
F’lar in The Dragonriders of Pern series
Along the same lines as Roarke, I crushed on F’lar because he was smart, interesting, and above all else, morally strong. He was willing to do whatever it took to do the right thing. He was never really described as stunningly handsome, etc., but that’s largely because these were fantasy novels and not romance novels.
There were a few other book heroes I thought were the cat’s meow, and interestingly, they were all in fantasy series. I honestly can’t remember many romance novel heroes and I wonder what that says about both me, and about the romance genre…. hmmm…..
Who do you have a book crush on?

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  1. I really need to read the Dragonriders of Pern series sometime. If only my TBR list wasn’t already so long! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for stopping by my post today.

  2. I agree on the memory loss issue… which is why mine are all from series. I keep going back for more. πŸ˜€ Also, I wasn’t sure I was going to like Roarke much at first, but he grew on me by the end of the book. I mean, he sent Eve coffee, how can he not be the best?
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    1. Yeah … after I wrote this up, I started thinking that I’d choose Lessa and Menolly as book girlfriends for sure. Strong, fun, moral … I loved them both. πŸ™‚

  3. Definitely Roarke.
    Jim Frayne from the Trixie Belden (YA mystery series).
    Magnus D’Armand (from the Rogue Wizard series by Christopher Stasheff)
    I’m sure there are lots more. πŸ™‚

    1. OH MY GOSH … I love that series by Christopher Stasheff … haven’t thought of it in awhile, but I used to own all the books. I’m going to have to revisit… Thank you for the reminder. And, HI VICKI! πŸ˜€

      1. I haven’t read the series myself in awhile, but it popped into my head while I was thinking about book boyfriends. πŸ™‚

  4. Idk, I think you had good choices. Maybe it’s that fantasy characters aren’t people we can run into? Maybe real people are too flawed for you? They can be super flawed. Hey, whatever works. I had a major crush on Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe in Field of Dreams. I’d have run off into the corn with him and he was a fantasy character. πŸ™‚

  5. Y’know, they keep dangling the idea of an “in Death” TV series or movie in front of us…and I think it’s probably better to leave Roarke to all our imaginations. Particularly as Pierce Brosnan has aged well beyond his Remington Steele years πŸ˜‰

    1. Re: Pierce Brosnan … I’m dating myself here, but I was a religious fanatic of “Remington Steele” when it was on… I wouldn’t object to Aidan Turner as Roarke now, though….

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