Fun Friday: Book Boyfriend Criteria

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I can already see the look on your face. I can hear what you’re thinking. Yes, I’m married. Yes, I have kids. Yes, I’m old. So, what. The whole point of books and reading is to escape reality for a little bit.

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Now, don’t panic. If you’ve been here for a minute you know I’m not reading fae porn or alpha male anything. I read cozy mysteries and horror. The cozies usually wind up being something like you would watch on the Hallmark channel. I’m not shipping fictional me with anyone with wings, horns, or tails. Not shaming anyone. Just saying, it ain’t me, babe.

Let’s talk about what I look for in a romantic interest in a book.

Mike from the Coffeehouse Mystery series.

Mike is tall and handsome and protective. He’s smart but better than all of that, he respects Clare. He sees her curiosity and natural proclivity to investigate. Instead of playing Ricky Ricardo and forbidding her from looking into things, he hooks a wire on her and wishes her luck. He has a devious sense of humor. And most important, he respects her passions and is genuinely interested in what she does and why she’s so good at it.

There is no fanart for Mike but this is what I think he may look like. You can check out the Coffeehouse Mysteries here. Remember I earn a commission when you click and/or buy. But it comes at no cost to you.

Tobias from The Savior’s Series

Seriously, why have you not read this? I’m not usually into the fantasy genre but Jenna is one of the most amazing humans out there so I had to read this. And I loved it. Tobias is the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He literally put his dreams on the back burner just to help his family survive. He takes an interest in Leila. He would be the kind of guy that would make your coffee right after three dates. That attention to detail is beautiful to read.

How amazing is The Artist? You can buy The Savior’s Champion here.

George from Murder, She Wrote

Can we talk about the sweetest romance ever written? Like this is seriously one of the most under appreciated couples in literary history. Jessica and George gives me hope for the future if I ever find myself widowed and living in Maine. George just gets Jessica. He gives her space (there’s a whole ocean between them) and time (they go months without seeing each other). But when she needs him, he is there. He listens and respects her. He values her opinions. And that accent. Who doesn’t love a guy with a Scottish accent? I’m not talking Groundskeeper Willy from the Simpsons. I’m talking Gerard Butler. Ooh maybe he’s a better one for Mike. Heeeey. Anyway.

Not gonna lie. Originally, I thought of Sean Connery. But he’s super problematic. Then I found this and was like, oh hey. Jessica deserves a well aged Pierce Brosnan. You can check out Jessica and George here.

Last, but not least. I wrote a paranormal fiction book. We are in the process of editing and publishing for 2022. It’s called The Teacher’s Ghost. The male lead is based off Chris Pratt. But not Star Lord. Not Owen Grady. Nope. I went with Andy Dwyer. The character in my book is a teacher so not all of Andy’s traits carry over. But physically. Yeah. That’s my lead. Because sweet, fluffy guys deserve love, too.

PARKS AND RECREATION — Season: 6 — Pictured: Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC) I used this picture as a reference. I looks like it could ben the picture in the school yearbook.

So, now you know what I look for in a book boyfriend. Excuse me while I call my therapist and make a month’s worth of appointments. Actually, she may call me after reading this. What do you look for in a book partner? Let me know in the comments.

Again, if you like what I post, please like, comment, share, and subscribe. Please consider donating to help keep this going. $1 and I’ll ask you what your favorite book is so we can talk about it. $5 and I’ll write a review of a book you suggest. $10 and I’ll write a blog suggested by you. That’s all I’ve got for today, train wrecks. All aboard.

To help you get through your TBR, I’m including this printable bookmark. You can print it and laminate it to make it last longer. Hope you like it.

Yesterday was fun. But now we have decorating to do. Don’t forget your door. Prelit and easy to hang. Gotta love it when decorating is easy.


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