I've noticed different types of book boyfriends. There's the strong and silent type of book boyfriend. Usually this guy is in a position of authority or power and his duty keeps him from entering into the relationship (for awhile, at least). This guy is usually serious and that makes it extra special when he smiles or laughs (and finally gives in). He's usually a great guy, very tough and swoony. Examples are Chaol from the Throne of Glass series, Aiden from the Covenant series, Dimitri from the VA series, and Lincoln from the Embrace series (Violet Eden).
Then there's the bad boy type of book boyfriend. He usually starts off fairly obnoxious and cocky, with snarky quips. He pushes the girl away for various reasons (although there's always pull too). Basically, he's got some issues, but the bantering is usually so much fun. Examples are Daemon from the Lux series, Will from Internal Devices, Jace from Mortal Instruments, Adrian from VA and Bloodlines series, Cole from Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles), and Rafa from the Rephaim series (just finished Haze and loved it!)
Then there's just the good guy book boyfriend. It's more about circumstances keeping them apart. He's not afraid to admit how he feels and is actually just a fantastic boyfriend, pretty much from the beginning. Examples are Jem from Infernal Devices, Trevor from Pivot Point, Fade from Enclave (Razorland series), Tucker from the Unearthly series, Jase from My Life Next Door, Liam from Darkest Minds, Zachary from the Shade series, Logan from The Summer I Became a Nerd, and Day from the Legend series.
I know I'm probably missing some types and it's not always easy to put guys in these categories (sometimes it can be more than one and a lot of times they all end up in the good guy category eventually). For example, where does Raffe from Angelfall fit? (Just read World After and loved it, by the way!)
What types have you noticed? What are your favorite book boyfriends and what category do they fit into? Do you tend to like a certain type more than others?
Posted by: Pam