If you’ve ever followed a blog hop you’ll realize how much you can learn about a book from the author’s blurb. The character can also easily lure you into their story once you learn how wonderful (or not) he is. This got me to thinking about having readers give some insight on their favorite Book Boyfriends. I included links to the books so you can add them to your personal favorites.
Now for the juicy details. Sam Montemayor’s Book Boyfriends:
Interview with the Vampire
“Louie, Louie, Louie still whining Louie.” Putting this character as my #5 Book Boyfriend was hard. He is the main character in Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. And the book literally changed my life. I like him for a boyfriend because…why? Why, why do I like him? Because he seemed impossibly sweet in a world gone mad and I just wanted to hold him. He also opened my eyes to something amazing and I wanted to experience it, and I guess for that I owe him a place on my list. I guess he was beautifully sweet.
The Amelia Peabody Series
My number 4 is the only non preternatural character. Maybe it’s because a week ago I decided to reread the Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters, but I love Radcliffe Emerson. He is a true man’s man! He’s an adventurer/Archaeologist and a true gentleman. He loves an take care of his family and damn-it, he’s smart in the Sherlock Holmes kind of way!
You would think that based on looks alone this character could be #2, but no. While he is gorgeous, curly black hair, blue eyes, pale skin, a stripper, I would go nuts with all that beauty…I can feel the power rising. Yet he’s 3 only.
The only one I can actually, sort of, bring home to the folks. Like Jean Claude, Nathaniel is also from the Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Nathaniel would be totally desire based upon 1st sight, but his kindness would make him a keeper. He grounds the preternatural love. He makes breakfast and cares, actually cares about your day. On looks, long black hair, amazing body, also a stripper, but his sweetness has me hooked.
1. Lestat de Lioncourt
Interview with the Vampire
My ultimate book boyfriend, but not one you would bring home to the folks. Lestat was introduced in Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, but he was totally reintroduced in his own book, The Vampire Lestsat, and since then my life has never been the same. Although I have come to realize that I do have a romantic side, I do not see Lestat in a romantic fashion. Yes he is beautiful, but more importantly he has lived! The Wolf Killer has a way of seeing the world that makes me want to travel the world with him. He is a bad boy rocker, a brat in every sense of possible disobedience, and a scholar in such a fantastic way it makes me cry.
I love him for the beauty he has shown me; that is all that matters!