Ranking 7 of the Best Book Boyfriends I’ve Read

Growing up, I never truly read books for fun. I do not know about you, but the books that we were required to read for school altered my view of reading. I viewed reading as a “chore” rather than for fun. Thankfully, in the past few years that has changed and I have started to branch out and read a variety of books. One genre that I especially love to read is YA romance novels. If you love to watch any Nicholas Sparks movies or any rom-coms, I promise you will love any of these books. Here are seven of my personal favorite book boyfriends that I’ve read! Woman with book resting in bedroom Photo by Sam Lion from Pexels

  1. 1. Dean Holder from Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

    If there is such a thing as a perfect book Hopeless would most definitely be it. In a span of a single encounter not only are you hooked by Dean Holder, but so is the main character Sky. Hopeless follows two teenagers with secrets upon secrets who simply cannot stay away from one another, no matter how hard they try. And when Sky finds out Holder is not who he has been claiming to be all this time, everything changes. I have recommended this book to all of my friends (even those who do not read for fun) and they have all been speechless! 

    View the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Hopeless-Colleen-Hoover-ebook/dp/B00AQ3K8IU 

  2. 2. Shane Beckett From The Player Next Door by K.A Tucker

    Next up we have Shane Beckett: single father, firefighter, and overall heartthrob in the community. Little did Scarlet Reed know what she was getting herself into when she moved in next door to her high school ex-boyfriend. After being cheated on in high school by Shane, the most popular guy and quarterback of the football team, Scarlet has made it clear that she will not fall for it again. Shane Beckett has made it into my favorite book boyfriends list because of how he shows Scarlet that he has matured and changed. 

    View the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Player-Next-Door-Novel/dp/1777202701 

  3. 3. Jax Stone from Breathe by Abbi Glines

    Do you love boybands or rockstars? Breathe follows seventeen year-old Sadie White who just moved from Tennessee to Alabama with her mom. Unfortunately, Sadie has no choice but to take over her mother’s job as a servant in a mansion. Little does Sadie know that this mansion belongs to the teenage heartthrob singer, Jax Stone. And although she knows of Jax’s status, she does not give him the time of day. This book is very light hearted and filled with very sweet moments between Jax and Sadie. 

    View the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Sea-Breeze-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00BOUP294 

  4. 4. Cameron Hamilton from Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

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    6 foot 3 inches Cameron Hamilton is everything you would want in a guy and more. His charming personality and impeccable good looks make it impossible for anyone not to fall in love with him. Including you! Although this novel is a slow burn love story, which I normally do not gravitate towards, It was perfectly drawn out without dragging on. Overall, you just have to read this book. I do not want to give too much away! 

    View the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Wait-You-J-Lynn-ebook/dp/B00C3342T2 

  5. 5. Kit Ryan from Come Back to Me by Mila Gray

    Siri, please play “Best Friend's Brother” by Victoria Justice. Okay, this book is not exactly a best friend's brother plot, it is more of a best friend's sister! A summer romance filled with adventure and secret hookups between Kit Ryan and his best friend's sister, Jessa is just what they both need. Time stops when Kit and Riley have to redeploy overseas and everything changes. This book was a beautiful journey of discovering a once in a lifetime love with heart-fluttering moments between Kit and Jessa. 

    View the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Come-Back-Me-Mila-Gray/dp/1481439669 

  6. 6. Jesse Walker from Lost & Found by Nicole Williams 

    If you love anything about the South and gorgeous cowboys then this is the book for you. Now, I would not consider Jesse as a full on "cowboy," but he does work on the farm where Rowen is sent to prove to her mother that she is in fact responsible. One of the reasons why I loved reading this book is because of Jesse’s determination to show Rowen just how worthy of love she is.

    View the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-Book-ebook/dp/B00CODYP5C


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I hope this inspires you to pick up a book and start reading again!