Monday, February 01, 2016

Male on Monday - Book Boyfriends

Pink Heart Society columnist Barb Han is talking about all those delicious book boyfriends that you just can't get enough of!

Hi. My name is Barb. And I have multiple book boyfriends (isn’t acknowledging that you have a problem the first step toward recovery?).

Not only do I have them, but I’ve categorized them by how old I would be when we would date.

My inner twelve-year-old has a crush on Fitz from Keeper of the Lost Cities

He’s good-looking (of course!), talented (he’s an elf with special abilities that far exceed others’ talents), and can be a little intense at times (what can I say, you already know that I love a tortured hero).

His best friend, Keefe, isn’t so bad, either.  

He’s totally cute (a requirement!), almost always in trouble (who doesn’t like a little mischief?), and most of all, fun to be around (I like to have a good time!). 

Age me a few years to, say, seventeen-years-old and I’m definitely on Team Edward (swoon!). Sorry Team Jacob fans, I go for sex appeal over hot-headed and muscular (although, Jacob is pretty darn hot in more ways than one!). Edward has that brooding, misunderstood quality that makes my teen-angst heart flutter.

Fast forward a few years, let’s say late-twenties or early thirties, and my book boyfriend is…Kyle McKenzie from The Profiler series.  He works for the FBI as a Hostage Rescue Team agent. He’s strong, virile and badass. Plus, he’s smokin’ hot with the kind of body that makes me long to be rescued. As if I needed more, he’s dedicated to saving others even when it puts his life in danger. *passes out*

What about you? Do you have a book boyfriend? Or several? What qualities in a fantasy boyfriend(s) make you go weak in the knees?

Barb's latest book, Texas Takedown, is out now:

He’s facing trouble as big—and unpredictable—as the Texas terrain 

For security expert Dylan Jacobs, his little daughter is a light against the shadows of his past. But when the sexy ex-soldier locates missing Samantha Turner, the shadows return. Samantha is convinced their childhood nemesis—the Mason Ridge Abductor—is back. And that he’s hunting her. 

Amid a hail of gunfire, Dylan commits to keeping Samantha safe—then nearly crumbles when his own child disappears. So when the villain poses a vicious ultimatum—turn over the woman he loves or never see his beloved toddler again—Dylan knows what he has to do. Put plan B into action.

You can find out more about Barb Han's writing on her website and Goodreads. Follow her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest for regular updates and pretty pics!


  1. Thanks so much for including Mac as one of your book boyfriends, Barb! :)

    I think Sam from Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter series, the men from your new Texas series, and Janie Crouch's Omega guys are also good options...

  2. I love Mac!!

    I totally agree about Janie's Omega guys, btw! So many potential little time. LOL