Today’s topic is the Best Book Boyfriend/Girlfriends of 2016! These are all books that were released in 2016 and that I read in 2016. Yesterday I made my list of the top YA Romances so the list will overlap a little bit but not entirely. I included some adult romances in this one and some of the best book boyfriends weren’t necessarily in the best romances of the year. I don’t know how that works, but it did. So here are the top Book Boyfriends from 2016:
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine: Oskar. I just read this book and I really liked Oskar. I won’t give away anything about the book because I think you guys should read it but he was a really good character who took care of the people he loved but was not 100% sure yet who he was suppose to be in life.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: Julian. Julian is another one of those guys who protects the people he loves, no matter what. He seems soft, like a caretaker, but is fierce when he needs to be. He might be a little too much of a martyr than would be ideal but he’s so great with his family that I’m willing to overlook that for now. Plus, every character needs a flaw.
The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis: Keane. All of Jill’s characters are great but I particularly love this series because the two main characters have a past that they need to overcome. And it’s always slightly unexpected. But I really loved Keane and Willa together and this one is definitely my favorite of her newest series.
Throwing My Life Away by Liz Czukas: Caine. One of my favorite parts of book boyfriend/girlfriends is when they help the main character learn new things about themselves/life. Caine really helps open Mariska’s eyes to new ideas while not changing who she actually is. And Mariska shows Caine a few things as well. I love relationships like that.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: Matthias. Oh Matthias. I love Nina and Matthias. Their entire storyline from Six of Crows through Crooked Kingdom is one of my favorites ever and I will always remember Matthias and Nina and how great they were together and how far they came from their original meeting. I love enemies turned lovers but this felt more than that and it was definitely the best relationship in the books.
Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson: Jefferson. Since the first book, he’s been great. A childhood best friend of Lee that perhaps has always been something more. I love watching their feelings evolve and Jefferson always being there for Lee, especially since she’s a bit more reserved and cautious when it comes to love. I can’t wait to see where their story goes in the last book!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: Rhysand. When I started seeing reviews for the book and hearing about it, I was convinced there was no way I’d be Team Rhysand by the end. But it actually didn’t even take that long. By halfway in, I was definitely a fan of Rhysand and am a little sad about the next book knowing how it starts. I can’t wait to the epicness that will be ACOWAR!
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: Clark. Honestly, I had low expectations for this one because I didn’t love the previous Matson books I read but I ended up loving everything about Clark. And this book. I highly recommend it. I know it’s a bit long but it’s definitely worth it.
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally: Ezra. The brother’s best friend trope. I love it. Plus, Ezra is the one who understands what Taylor’s going through in this book for reasons I won’t say. All of Kenneally’s books are cute romances but I especially liked this one and Ezra.
Every Move by Ellie Marney: Mycroft. Mycroft and Watts. So much drama and intense situations in this whole series but together, Mycroft and Watts are my favorite. He’s been hurt in the past but can’t help but love Watts. I love their story and the Sherlock feels and everything. Please, check out this series!
What book boyfriends/girlfriends made your favorites list?