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Crazy About My Book Boyfriends – Part 1 : Characteristics [Giveaway]

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

If you’re like me, you have more than one boyfriend…erm…book boyfriend and you are always on the lookout for more. I’ve often wondered what characteristics make a good book boyfriend and what attracts readers to this fictional man. Fictional? bah! he’s real, I tell you! *sigh* If only.

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Tall, dark, and handsome may seem like a cliche, but often that’s how they are written. Do we want our heroes to have flaws? or are they all like Prince Charming? Cookie cutter and not at all interesting.

Personally, I love when my heroes (see? I wrote, “my”) have flaws. It makes it all the more realistic and fun. But let’s face it, tall, dark, and handsome have to be prerequisites. Does that make me shallow? I hope not. After all, there has to be some ounce of fiction (there is that word again) in what we are reading. So, here’s a list of characteristics that I’m on the lookout for when it comes to book boyfriends.

1. Tall, dark, handsome (yes, I think I’ve established that)
Mr. Darcy

2. Brooding (oh baby, nothing is better than a brooding hero, with smoldering looks!)

3. Sense of humor (we all love a lighthearted hero, one who can make us laugh our petticoats right off!)

4. Loyalty/Chivalry (Knights, soldiers, and family men, oh my!)

6. Rogues, Rakes, and Rascals (the 3 R’s. Totally opposite of loyalty, but we love them anyway)

7. Must love animals (horses, dogs, cats, nematodes, you name it!)

8. Scars (battle wounds, missing limbs, PTSD? all the more complex!)

And really any of the above in certain combinations would be just fine to me!

Tune in next time as I will delve into the allurement of Mr. Darcy, my very first book boyfriend.

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Sue A.
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Sue A.

Integrity is important. It comes with honesty, scruples, trustworthiness and a whole string of things…

janesilhouette
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I have been looking for a ‘Keeper’, I have over 1775 eBooks and a couple hundred on my TBR pile, but, to no avail, I want someone to tell me, ‘Hey, this novel, this story has a fantastic hero, that you’ll dream about for months not just days and wait, there’s more, it’s a series! silhouettesinscale@yahoo . com

Kristy Croteau
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Kristy Croteau

I love when they are domineering and mysterious yet have a kind heart and are protective

Tanja Dancy
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Tanja Dancy

Strong, handsome, brave, trustworthy, and kind.

Nanee
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Nanee

Bad boy with a soft spot for his women. And a guy who loves kids

donna porter
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donna porter

Sexy and confident…

Jeanna Schirm Massman
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I look for quiet strength both inner and outer, in my book boyfriend.

Michelle Webb
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Michelle Webb

Sexy smart & romantic sweet guy hard working

Michelle Webb
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Michelle Webb

Thanks for the chance I love swag

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

He must be intelligent, witty and have charisma.

babybrat09
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A good book boyfriend would be someone who knows how to treat a girl, someone who makes you seem like you’re the only one in the world that means everything to him…the type that almost seems to lead a straight and narrow life…but also has one hellacious of a *bad boy* side that he doesn’t let just anybody know about.

pat viglione
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My book boyfriend has to be courageous and fierce, but also caring and loving!

jennifer beck
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jennifer beck

strong and no cheating

siran
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siran

To put it simply…as far as book boy friends go….two words: Cooper McBride

Nicole-BooksNPearls
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Your list is quite comprehensive! I do love cowboys, powerful but not snotty CEOs, pirates, firemen, hockey players… Just about any kind of small business owner… Oh and vampires and dragons.
I am not big on the really bad boys, like MC or hitmen.

Linda Herold
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For me he should be tall, dark haired, blue eyed, smart, protective, caring, and loyal! A sexy smile isn’t bad either!

Beth Miller
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Beth Miller

Protective, attentive, loyal Alpha Male

Debbie H
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Debbie H

I like a book boyfriend who is loyal and just a little not perfect.

Kimberley Hellmers
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Kimberley Hellmers

Fiercely loyal and protective…a caveman with a brain.

Emily Endrizzi
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I look for sincerity and a sense of humor in a book boyfriend.

Audrey Stewart
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I like a book boyfriend a little shy.

kim hansen
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kim hansen

Honesty and kindness.

debby236
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debby236

I just look for one that touches me in some way.

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