Like many ladies, I’m not averse to a good slice of man totty livening up the pages of a book – although unfortunately, no matter how lovely Mr Darcy, Edward or any of them may seem, in reality, you’re more likely to meet one of these guys above, than one of our fictional lovelies.
But, as it’s Valentine’s Day, we can pretend can’t we? So, what kind of chap do we like to see in our books?
A lot of YA books still have the ‘Mr Darcy’ types in place: they are protective, a little aloof and can clash with their leading ladies…I’m thinking Four from Divergent, maybe Edward Cullen (although he has mildly stalker-ish tendencies), Lucas from Easy… Would you include Peeta in this group? He’s always putting Katniss first, even when she doesn’t realise it – shades of Elizabeth Bennett?
Then again – your ‘bad boys’ are still popular too: Patch from Hush, Hush has plenty of fans, and Travis from Beautiful Disaster sits firmly on the wrong side of the street with his anger management issues and cage fighting antics.
Where would Mr Gray fit into things? I have to admit, I haven’t read the books, not really able to get through the opening pages in the kindle preview…but he’s certainly made an impact on many ladies out there, judging by the number of copies the Fifty Shades books sold!
So, how about you? Settling down with a book boyfriend this Friday – tell me who! 🙂