Welcome to the last week of 2016! Around this time every year I enjoy looking back at my year in reading. For the last 5 years, I’ve joined Rachel from Fiktsun and her various cohosts for their Top Ten event. This year Rachel is joined by with the very awesome Jaime of Two Chicks on Books and Nancy & Christy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales.
I might not pick conventional choices (as evident in my first choice), but these guys are close to who I had in my head as I read these guys. And all these “characters” were personal favorite heroes of mine this year. These books all released in 2016 and were read by yours truly 🙂
In no particular order…
August Flynn from This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
This poor boy has the power to “play” people to their death… but he doesn’t want that responsibility. I thought Andrew Garfield captured the tortured teen look.
Clark from Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything
Writes the most popular fantasy fiction series and is not the geek you expected, Clark easily won my heart!
Cohen McKay from Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Alright, some readers hated the direction Cohen went when he made his impossible choice in the beginning of the story but I felt for the guy. I easily pictured Chris Pine running around the woods as Cohen 🙂
Keane Winters from The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
This is Keane dressed up and surprising Willa (he had many “looks” in the story”. When I think of dark eyes, dark hair, and an imposing presence, Karl Urban is my man. And he’s definitely built more like a contractor than the skinny dude on the cover.
Reid Emory from Rachel Van Dyken’s The Consequence of Seduction
Reid is classic Hollywood heartthrob. He has scores of women after him, he can sing, he can dance, and he’s hot as hell. But he has a killer sense of humor and he’s humble. If that isn’t Zac Efron, I’m clueless who else it could be. I went with THIS Zac because I pictured Reid with a lighter hair color, not necessarily the hugeness of it. Yes, Zac, we know you have great hair.
Nick Hammer from Mister O by Lauren Blakely
For Tyler, I held back plastering his picture with a hot naked guy with the words “Mister O” on it. Somehow, if he saw it, I didn’t think he’d appreciate it. But Tyler Hoechlin is pretty close to what I picture Nick looking like. Kind of artsy, geeky but at the same time, someone you wouldn’t picture writing a dirty comic. And he falls for a girl who’s a magician? 🙂
Chad Fellows from Jennifer Dawson’s Debauched
Let me explain Chad Fellows to you: he’s a computer systems something or another (let’s just say he has an office job) and he’s a clean cut, all american looking guy. He’s also a dominant. ∗sigh∗ I have a total thing for Scott Eastwood and he is THE All-American Guy, IMHO.
Jason from Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino
The scene where Jason is in the bar, drunk? The scene where Jason is waiting for Emiline on the patio at George’s on the Cove? The scene at the book signing? Need I go on? Honestly, I don’t remember if there was a physical description of Jason/Jax in the book but Jensen Ackles is close to what I pictured Jason looking like.
Griffin Shipley from Sarina Bowen’s Bittersweet
Oh, Griff, you grumpy farmer, you. You just go out back and pose by those ugly varietal apples of yours and I’ll take pics. I have no clue who this guy is but the only popular guy that came to mind with a beard was Tom Hardy and he kind of scares the crap out of me. My Griff looks more like this guy 🙂
Grant Walker from Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods
This is Grant Gustin. Grant Gustin plays Barry / The Flash on the CW show The Flash. This is NOT the best picture of Grant Gustin but it is about as close as I could get to my Grant Walker, minus the dark eyes. Just Google Grant Gustin and you’ll see how cute this kid is. I can say “kid” because I could be his mother.
Please note, images were taken from Pinterest and I DO NOT claim to own these images in any way, shape, or form. I only mean to compliment these men and I mean no disrespect. I will gladly take them down off my site by request – contact me if you need me to.
Tomorrow, I’ll have the top books I’m looking forward to next year!