Wench Book Boyfriends
We want our readers to get to know us better, and what better way to do that than to introduce you to our book boyfriends. The whole lot! (Yes... there are MANY!) We have a very special, happy community here. The Wenches don't do envy (mostly!), because sharing IS caring after all *wink wink* and there are lots of hot men to go around. Men we fell in love with in the books we love. Sometimes right off the bat, sometimes gradually. There are even cases where hatred turned to lust and love! Regardless of the journey, it ends the same for us. Yet another man we want... badly. Thanks to those naughty authors! I think it's safe to say we have all our genres covered. Paranormal romance: Check! Urban Fantasy: Check! Mystery/Thriller: Check! Classics: Check! Historical Romance: Check! Fantasy: Check!
So, Saucy Readers! Gird your loins, prepare your drool buckets, and have your fainting couches ready! The Wenches present to you their favorite Book Boyfriend Man Candy! All the Wenches have their favorites, and preferences, but these are in no particular order. Because really, why rank the pretty?
|You've been warned!|
|Colin O'Donoghue as Bones|
From Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, Bones is considered by some Wenches to be THE perfect man. Regardless of your personal feelings, you can't deny that he is incredibly pretty, sinfully sexy, with a wicked sense of humor. A couple of us may be watching Once Upon a Time primarily for the sexy pirate who would be perfect as our favorite vamp. But only maybe.
|David Gandy as Jericho Barrons|
|Gabriel Aubry as Ethan Sullivan|
The Master of Cadogan House is a somewhat polarizing figure. Generally Wenches either love him or, well they don't hate him, but they certainly don't like him. Whatever your feelings about Ethan Sullivan, of Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series, you have to admit that he is supremely confident, remarkably handsome, outstanding with the words, and beloved by all in his House. There are many opinions about who would make a great Ethan, but we like Gabriel Aubry's chiseled perfection.
|Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman|
|Gerry Butler as Jamie Fraser|
|Ian Somerhalder as Christian MacKeltar|
|Jessie Pavelka as Curran Lenart|
|Jamie Dornan as Jonah of Grey House|
|Eduardo Verastegui as Adam Black|
"Dark. Sexy-as-sin. Raw." That pretty much screams Immortal Highlander, Adam Black, to the reader. And so does Eduardo Verastegui. With a natural tendency to "evil" and the entire world in his hand, Adam Black's eyes will send you flying. You have to be 'that special woman' to be able to restrain this man. And Eduardo seems to have the devilish charm and dark handsomeness that makes us think of Adam Black, from Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series.
|Joe Mangeniello as Alcide Herveaux|
Joe IS Alcide. Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse says something about having to look up and up and up at him. And that's how a few Wenches feel about Joe. He's manly and rugged, and we can totally see him as a construction business owner. Sookie makes a comment about how things might have gone in a different direction had he been shirtless the first (and only) time they had kissed. If you don't know what Joe looks like shirtless, do yourself a favor and Google it. Then come back and tell us you wouldn't be tempted. Just like Sookie was. We dare you.
|Nikolaj Walder-Costau as Jamie Lannister|
|Simon Shaw as Terrible|
|Kit Harrington as Jon Snow|
Setting aside the age differences between the book and the TV series, Game of Thrones casting at its best yet again. Besides his ridiculously gorgeous hair, Kit doesn't really look much like Jon is described. Jon is lean and long of face. Kit really isn't. He does look like his TV father, Sean Bean, though. But what really sells Kit as Jon is his personality. Honor, sincerity, wisdom, strength, and a sweet vulnerability that makes you root for him instantly. We want to see him smile that lovely smile, and maybe run our fingers through his gorgeous locks!
|Eric Etebari as Lor|
Lor from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series took a while to make it on our list of book boyfriends. But once we were done with Iced, we were done for! We love a man who makes us laugh! And Lor made us laugh. Lots. We were even charmed by his friendship with Dani. Eric Etebari just had to show up on our list as a Fever character! (A couple of the Wenches would never forgive us otherwise!)
|Karl Urban as Ty Grady|
|Colin Firth as Mr.Darcy|
|Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn|
Aragorn. From J. R. R Tolkien's epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Who hasn't read his introductory scene in The Fellowship of the Ring and been instantly intrigued? Crownless, ranger from the north, Isildur's heir, King of Arnur? We'll take him any which way we can get him. And we don't even have to think about who we see when Aragorn comes to mind. Peter Jackson made fangirls ecstatic with his casting. The quietly intense Viggo Mortensen, with those dark locks, was spot on.
|Tom Hiddleston as Vlad Tepesh|
Vlad Tepesh. We've been fans since Night Huntress. Understandably so. And then the lovely Jeaniene Frost gave us the Night Prince novels, and the rest, as they say, was history. Vlad smolders off the page and burns a path right into our hearts. For some of us, the extremely sexy Tom Hiddleston comes to mind as the very intense Vlad. He is likable, charming as hell, but has this quiet authority and seriousness to him we would attribute to Vlad.
|Richard Armitage as Mr.Thornton|
Seriously, do we even need to explain this choice? Forget the fact that more than half the world would love him as a DWARF, but just watch North & South (based on the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell). Richard gives the role a depth and sexiness that just can not be found everywhere. Those eyes, that voice. He gives a WHOLE new meaning to being caressed by someone's eyes. Want to know what we're talking about? All you have to do is watch the miniseries. And then you'll know. Boy, will you.
|Michael Fassbender as Mr.Rochester|
|Jason Momoa as Ryodan|
Ryodan is still new to us as a book boyfriend. But he sure did make us sit up and wonder about him in Iced by Karen Marie Moning. Jason Momoa has the qualities we think would make a great Ryodan. We can so see him as the "man" Barrons was fighting with when Mac called him in Fever. He has that wicked sense of humor, that "I own this place and the bitches in it" attitude we can totally see Ryodan having. Plus, sometimes, he looks like he knows something the rest of us don't... and let's face it... that just screams Ryodan to us!
|Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes|
You'd think this iconic role created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had been played one too many times to surprise us anymore. But then Benedict Cumberbatch came along and blew our bleeping minds. The sharp, eccentric, annoyingly smart character is played to perfection by him. He has all the qualities a fan of the classics would want to see in the one-of-a-kind detective. We love his British charm, his voice which could very well hypnotize a snake on its own, and this certain other-worldliness that one would attribute the most brilliant detective to walk the earth.
|Henry Cavill as Matthew Clairmont|
When we first meet the mysterious Matthew Clairmont in Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches, he is a biochemist at Oxford who has taken an unusual interest in historian Diana Bishop. After reading the second book in the series we have learned a great deal more about him. Matthew is a 1500-year-old vampire with a keen interest in genetics. He was a member of The School of Night, along with Sir Walter Raleigh and a host of other well-known historical figures. He was born in 500 AD, so he has had lots of time to learn and do practically everything. He has short dark hair, grey-green eyes, and is broad shouldered, lean, over 6 feet tall. You know, eye candy. And what better eye candy than the gorgeous Henry Cavill?
|Dominic Lau as Lex|
Lex, from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts. We know, we know. Not everyone is a fan. But the Wenches kinda love Lex. How can you not? He is irresistibly charming! We can't blame Chess for giving in to his considerable charms. He is sexy, funny, loves to tease (and we do love a sexy tease), and yet.. has that deadly edge. Dominic Lau (A VJ and E!News presenter in Asia) just seems to have all that lanky sexiness and attitude.
|Stephen Ammel as Gabriel Keene|
As far as some of us are concerned, this list just wouldn't be complete without Gabe from Chicagoland Vampires. He has been described as "the ultimate alpha", and coming from Merit, that is high praise indeed. Stephen Ammel has the depth for it, and the brawn. And can you imagine him on a bike? YOWZA. He can do both serious alpha, and playful shifter who affectionately calls Merit kitten. This guy can play a man with layers. And sometimes, we just want to look at the pretty!
So, Saucy Readers, did you enjoy the man candy? Did we include your book boyfriends? Let us know if we forgot anyone you think should have been included. There's always time for more man candy!
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