Best Book Boyfriends of 2014

Best Book Boyfriends 2014

To those who celebrate the holiday, Merry Christmas!! And welcome to the Top Ten of 2014, hosted by Reading YA Rocks, Two Chicks on Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads!! Today is Book Boyfriends of 2014!! Here is a list of who I would love to find under my tree this year:

#1: Seth: Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2)

I feel people often misunderstand Seth, considering his background and father, but in Son of Set, he grows quantum leaps from the Prince of Chaos he was meant to become. Never perfect, he tries his best to become a man worthy to love Natti, the descendant of his enemy. He fights temptation, and a presence which lives inside his heart. He also willing lays his life on the line for her again and again.

Summary:

Seth O’Keefe has broken the laws of his god. He never thought he would sacrifice his own future to protect a Daughter of Isis. But when the Sons of Set discovered Natti is the Secret Keeper, he had no choice. Now, Seth and Natti are on the run from his father, who wants nothing more than to see Seth dead. With no allies, Seth turns to the Daughters of Isis for help, hoping they would protect Natti. But when they meet the Daughters, he discovers a secret that puts both their lives in more danger. Low on options, Seth sees only one possibility for survival. He must help Natti solve an ancient puzzle and find the secret name of Ra.

Natara “Natti” Stone is having a hard time swallowing the truth. She can’t believe what she has learned in the past twenty-four hours: Seth is a Son of Set blessed with charm; she is a Daughter of Isis blessed with a sliver of Ma ‘at; the locket her grandmother gave her holds an ancient Egyptian secret linking to Osiris and Isis. That along with being tortured and brutalized by the Sons of Set, she can hardly hold herself together. Thank God for Seth’s touch! That warm, tingling sensation that drowns it all out. Yet her heart struggles to stay focused. She must quickly embrace her destiny before the secret name of Ra falls into the wrong hands.

#2: James: Burn Out (Burn Out #1)


James’s loyalties are hard to pin down throughout Burn Out. Even so, I couldn’t help but love the mystery and the man. Like Seth, I feel he’s misunderstood in the beginning. Over time, however, he becomes quietly charming, and secretly caring, slowly showing Tora a side he hids deep inside himself.

Summary:

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth’s final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns “red giant,” but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone–her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun–one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora’s fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father’s request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

#3: Prince Caben: Of Darkness and Crowns (Goddess Wars #2)

Caben was hot in Of Silver and Beasts, stealing my heart both in his charm and sacrifice. But when he had morphed into an agent of the dark side, he became sensually irresistible. I could tell he was having a deep inner battle as the goddess Bale tries to blind him with greed and anger. He doesn’t want to hurt anyone, especially Kal. But that power the goddess gives him also unleashed a side that was haunting and tantalizing.

Summary:

The moon goddess has taken up residency within Prince Caben, darkening his mind and soul. Now he hunts the very women he sacrificed his life to save, his conflicting desires for love and power raging a battle within him. Kaliope possesses the key to setting Bale free, and Caben will stop at nothing to see his goddess restored. Even if that means destroying the kingdom he’s sworn to protect, and the infuriating woman who torments his thoughts.

Kaliope, now the leader to the newly formed Nactue Guard, has vowed to save Caben. But with a traitor lurking among her people, and powers she’s unable to fully control, Kaliope’s mission becomes shrouded with doubt. Her new role as watcher over Caben’s kingdom brings a burden she’s unable to bear alone, and appointing the right person in charge of the prince’s affairs has turned a kingdom against the Nactue leader. Saving her stubborn, willful prince from the darkness overtaking him will be the battle of her life, and she needs people she can trust by her side. But bad blood between members of the Nactue obscure Kaliope’s journey, while her feelings for Caben cloud her judgment.

When the time comes to do what she must to destroy the goddess of chaos, will she be able to if it means losing Caben forever?

#4: Dylan: The Monster Within (The Monster Within #1)

Yes, Dylan, not Ethan, the main lead male character. This isn’t a love triangle. It’s just Sam has no idea what Dylan has all done for her. Not until she learns what he sacrificed in keeping her secret. Honestly, I would just love a novel entirely from his point-of-view.

Summary:

The moment seventeen-year-old Samantha Thompson crawls out of her grave, her second chance at life begins. She died of cancer with her long-time boyfriend, Ethan, by her side–a completely unfair shot at life.

But Ethan found a way to bring her back, like he promised he would. Only Sam came back wrong.

She’s now a monster that drains others’ lives to survive. And after she kills, she’s tortured by visions—glimpses into her victims would-have-been futures had she not killed them. Barely able to live with herself and trying to make things right, Sam ends up a pawn in a vicious game of payback within the local coven of witches.

But when the game reveals what Ethan had to do to save Sam, she must make a choice that will change all their lives forever.

#5: Logan: Into the Fire (Into the Fire #1)

Logan is an amazing character. I felt for him and Cara throughout the entire novel, their romance touching my heart. Logan comes off as the potential bad-boy in the beginning, but that image quickly melts away as he opens up to Cara. And his love for her almost become his life’s blood. He’s passionate, willing to sacrifice and put himself in the line for Cara, even when he doesn’t have a clue what is going on.

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.

#6: Guy: Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood  #1)

Guy is another quiet guy you’re not sure what to make at first. As I write this, I’m starting to see a trend in the book boyfriends I pick. Huh. Anyway, I love how he becomes protective over Tella. And I’m curious to his background, since the things he knows seem to conflict with the rules of the game. I can’t wait to read more to find out.

Summary:

Time is slipping away….

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother’s illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there’s no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can’t trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

#7: Penn: Perfected (Perfected #1)

Penn was an interesting character that I greatly appreciated. First off, he wasn’t afraid to tell his father off when he had a different opinion, especially when it came to having a human being as a pet. Second, I loved how he treated her like a normal human girl and showed her a world which she was never allowed to experience.

Summary:

Perfection comes at a price.

As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these “family companions” enter their masters’ homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury.

Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman’s bubbly young daughter, but she doesn’t expect Penn, the congressman’s handsome and rebellious son. He’s the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows…and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.

But when Ella is kidnapped and thrust into the dark underworld lurking beneath her pampered life, she’s faced with an unthinkable choice. Because the only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn’s family is leaving…and if she’s unsuccessful, she’ll face a fate far worse than death.

#8: Archer: Opposition (Lux #5)

Yep, that’s right! Archer, not Daemon. Sorry, but Archer won my heart in this series. He’s a bit more mature, and I love how he shows his concern and love for Dee. He’s clever and strategic. Charming and logical. And I love the image of him having purple eyes.

Summary:

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

#9: Daemon: Opposition (Lux #5)

Okay, yes, Daemon still made the list. Though I have to say, him and Katy being married kind of turns me off. Plus, he really had me concerned at the beginning. I honestly couldn’t tell if he truly joined the Lux or not. Fortunately, what keeps him on my list is that Daemon will always be Daemon, and he and Katy always make a great team.

Summary:

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

#10: Ben: Rushing into Love (Campus Crush #3)

Honestly, Ben was too perfect, which made me suspicious of his agenda from the get-go. But as he started to slowly show his true self, I started to fall for him. Trust, not so much, but love, yes.

Summary:

As a college junior, Mindy Stanton has no interest in dating a freshman.

That is until Ben Whitmore shows up and serenades his way into her heart at the dorm social she’s running. And after hearing him sing, even Mindy can’t deny that he has a deep, sexy voice that makes her melt.

Even though Mindy makes it clear that she doesn’t date younger guys, Ben pursues her anyway. After all, he doesn’t seem like the typical college freshman, who is only interested in hooking up, partying until he can’t remember his name, or joining a frat. He’s a gentleman, a romantic, and definitely knows all the right things to say to sweep a girl off her feet.

So Mindy drops her guard. She allows herself to fall for him. Before she knows it, Ben is all she can think about. To her, he’s perfect.

But it doesn’t take Mindy long to discover that even the most perfect guys…

Have secrets.

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