TTT: Book “Boyfriends” – Smart Alecks, Mystery Men, and Sweethearts

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a Freebie, so I chose to write about my book “boyfriends”.

MinhoSmart Alecks

  1. Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. He can’t help but tease his lady love just a little bit.
  2. Minho from The Maze Runner series by James Dashner (pictured). He was far and away my favorite character and needs his own book!
  3. Taks from Shadows by Robin McKinley. Part of the reason I loved Minho was because he reminded me of Taks. They’re both snarky, cheeky, wisecracking, and adorable.
  4. Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Do I really need to explain this one? They’re a riot!

Henry NobleyMystery Men

  1. Darcy O’Mara from the Her Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen. Darcy drops in and out of Georgie’s life on a whim – what is he doing when he’s not with her?
  2. Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The guy is practically a ninja, and he could’ve totally gone in the Smart Aleck category.
  3. Henry Nobley from Austenland by Shannon Hale (pictured). He starts out as a cold Mr. Darcy character, but is he really what he appears to be? I must admit that part of my love might be due to JJ Feild (who also played Henry Tilney on screen, and whose name is really spelled that way).

Paul ChildSweethearts

  1. Paul Child from My Life in France by Julia Child (pictured). I debated about including him because he’s a real person as well as a character, but I still love him! He’s so incredibly supportive of Julia! Plus, Stanley Tucci!
  2. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. He’s just so solid – loyal, dependable, strong. I do appreciate that Josh Hutcherson / the writers / directors of the films have made Peeta a little sassy.
  3. Alec Fletcher from the Daisy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn. Handsome, intelligent, loving husband and father – what’s better than that?

After 15 years my husband isn’t much of a mystery, but he is the perfect blend of smart aleck and sweetheart. The vast majority of my book “boyfriends” remind me of him, in one way or another. ❤

Linking up: Top Ten Tuesday

35 thoughts on “TTT: Book “Boyfriends” – Smart Alecks, Mystery Men, and Sweethearts

  1. mtsedwards says:

    Awww! Your list is pretty comprehensive and I recognize a few of the men – thanks for the eye candy! – but it was the last bit that got to me. How long did you say you guys have been married again? And how long have you known him in total? That’s true love right there, my friend! 🙂


  2. Dagny says:

    What a fun topic! I’m in with Ranger, although he scares me, lol. Looking forward to meeting Darcy when I finally get around to beginning Her Royal Spyness series.

    I did a Teaser Tuesdays today. Sadly the male protagonist is too plain vanilla to be memorable.


  3. rudejasper says:

    A lot of good choices here and I like your categories! Way to go for the outlier of Austen heroes – I like him a lot too and don’t entirely understand why he likes Catherine who seems a little feather headed to keep him interested. I’ve only read the first of the Her Royal Spyness books but was totally intrigued by Darcy – I think he was my favorite part of the book. He’s also a bit of a Smart Aleck. Also wholeheartedly support the choice of Alex Fletcher. My most recent book crush was Mark Watney from The Martian. He’d fall into the Smart Aleck category and also super smart – rowr!


  4. Broc's Bookcase says:

    Great choice for freebie list, you’ve got some awesome picks on your list.
    I’m more of a Newt fan then Minho, but can totally see where you are coming from, he’s cool. Also YES to the Weasley twins, I would constantly be crying laugher being around either one or both of them! I am also team Peeta, he is WAY better then Gale! 🙂


  5. Kezzie says:

    I ADORE Henry Tilney (again, because of the delightful JJ Feild!)- he’s my ultimate hero! I went to see him in a play in London and I was SO excited when I met him before and after!!! As gorgeous in real life!x


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