Top Ten of 2016 – Best Book Boyfriends of 2016

Posted December 29, 2016 in Event / 23 Comments


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!








About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of “happily ever after” books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It’s for her family’s sake. When not reading, she’s homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.



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23 responses to “Top Ten of 2016 – Best Book Boyfriends of 2016

    • It took me frickin’ all day to find these guys but I had ideas of who they were at least. I don’t watch TV so I’m a wee bit behind the curve on guys. For instance, I remember Tyler Hoechlin from 7th Heaven… ouch!!!

    • Bittersweet was such a great book b/c besides the smart romance, I learned a ton about organic farming in Vermont…. who knew?!?!?!? 🙂

  1. Oh my gosh your pick for Reid is perfect!!!! I love that you paired your thoughts with each book. Such a great idea! I will have to check out Ever the Hunted if you imagined Chris Pine. He is yummy!
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  2. *Swoons* Okay not really lol but I couldn’t resist. Grant Gustin- I’m so behind on Flash, is he still with that cop hottie? No don’t tell me, I need to watch. I hope so though…
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    • OOOO, sorry if I spoiled what Cohen looks like… this is just MY opinion!! I don’t even remember his eye color in the book BUT I did picture a dirty blond and a very mischievous personality…. you’ll see 🙂

    • I, for the life of me, couldn’t find where Renee described Jason but somehow I pictured tall, thin but with muscles, dirty blond, and of course I never remember the eye color. But I picture Jensen standing at the bar being slightly tipsy and smiling… I should re-read this one!!!

      And oh, isn’t Grant Gustin a little cutie!! His Twitter pic is the best pic I saw of him. So cute with scruff!