Winter is coming… and who doesn’t love a good book boyfriend to curl up with on a cold night? Even better is a book boyfriend we can enjoy again and again in a series. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite men in literature to keep you warm all winter long. The best part is that all of these heroes appear in multiple books, so you’ll never be cold.
The Man from the Past
Jamie Frasier from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Number of books: 8
Jamie is a sexy Scottish warrior from the 1700s with unwavering loyalty to his clan and a passionate heart for his woman. He’s fierce, protective, and has that beautiful accent that makes us swoon. We don’t blame Claire Randall one bit for falling for this handsome stranger from the past. Time travel never looked so sexy.
The Men Next Door
Gideon Cross from the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day
Number of books: 5
Gideon is rich, powerful, always in control — except where Eva Tramell is concerned. His tortured past and intensity combine with sizzling sex scenes that make Gideon our choice for best billionaire book boyfriend, hands down.
Joe Morelli and Ranger Manoso from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
Number of books: 22
Joe and Ranger are two sides to the same sexy coin, with Joe being the upstanding law enforcement officer and Ranger being the mysterious bounty hunter who isn’t above skirting the law on occasion. Stephanie Plum is one lucky girl to have these two vying for her affections.
Michael Morrison from the Walker Papers series by C.E. Murphy
Number of books: 9
Michael is a no-nonsense police captain who believes in truth, justice, and the American way. A man of honor and integrity, he is a supportive presence in Joanne Walker’s magical world of Native American folklore and Celtic mythology. He may be a bit of a stick-in-the-mud, but we know he’d have our back in a crisis.
Kellan Kyle from the Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens
Number of books: 5
Kellan is a sexy bad boy musician in a local rock band. If that’s not enough to make him a good book boyfriend, underneath that beautiful rock god body is a sweet, tenderhearted man who has never been loved. Kiera Allen is the lucky girl who gets to rock his world.
The Man from the Future
Roarke from the In Death series by J.D. Robb
Number of books: 40
Roarke is an Irish billionaire, a former criminal turned respectable businessman. He’s a little mysterious and smolderingly sexy, but he’s not just arm candy — this buff billionaire is skilled in technology and weaponry, which makes him a handy fellow for police officer Eve Dallas to have around in the year 2058. Their love story continues for 40 books (and counting!), making Roarke the book boyfriend with the most longevity.
The Men Who Are Not Human
Jean-Claude from the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton
Number of books: 24
Jean-Claude is a sexy, powerful French-born vampire who has a wardrobe to rival Prince. He’s also an incubus who gains power through sex. Anita Blake’s primary love interest in this long-lasting series is a wicked winter delight.
Curran Lennart from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
Number of books: 8
First of all, Curran is known as the Beast Lord. Whew! Still waters run deep in this shape-shifting hunk. In his beast form, he’s a grey lion, but he can also transform himself into an eight-foot-tall, grey-furred warrior, which makes him a perfect match for kick-ass magical mercenary Kate Daniels.
Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
Number of books: 7
Bones is a badass vampire with a sarcastic sense of humor and a talent for dirty talk. He takes Cat Crawfield, half-vampire/half-human, under his wing and shows her the ropes of his otherworldly existence. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with and one of the best paranormal pairings we’ve ever read.
A Man for All Ages
James Bond from the James Bond series by Ian Fleming
Number of books: 14
He’s 007, Bond, James Bond, a man of impeccable style and impenetrable secrets, a super spy who looks as good in a tux as he does out of it. Who hasn’t fantasized about being not just a Bond girl, but the Bond girl who tames this complicated man? He leaves us shaken, stirred, and drunk on the possibilities!