What would YA romance be without the boyfriends that give us all the feels? Yes, we know…they bring all the drama too. Though let’s be honest, drama is what we love. There’s no drama like Zorie’s from Starry Eyes, who gets stuck in the woods with the boy she thought she hated. Then nothing beats a good story about opposites attracting like in When Dimple Met Rishi. Book boyfriends definitely make the story more interesting, which is why we love to hate on them, roll our eyes and laugh at them, and of course, adore them.
The Dreamiest Book Boyfriends
1. Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Obviously! I mean c’mon there are really no explanations needed, but just in case you really weren’t aware of this heart throbbing keeper…He’s the jock that learns fake love can definitely grow into something much more. Peter realizes he and Lara Jean can talk about anything. And to her surprise, he’s a great listener. We all were routing for ya, P.K, you’re the best!
2. Rishi Patel, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
This book truly lets us know that opposites attracting can indeed be a real thing. Rishi’s romantic and shy demeanor makes you want to be with him every step of the way. It might take a minute for things to bloom, but these two eventually find it harder and harder to resist each other.
3. Lennon Mackenzie, Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Just like the starry night sky, Lennon is mysterious and keeps you wondering. Even though he and Zorie get off to a rocky start, she can’t help but continue to be drawn to him. There’s just something intriguing about his personality that will keep you reading on.
4. Will Herondale, The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
How far would you go for the one you truly love? Will went as far as trying to lift his ‘curse’ and then even faking his happiness when he realized his love, Tessa was engaged to someone else. Will stayed by Tessa’s side even before they were officially a couple. He never stopped loving her, no matter how long it took for them to be together.
5. Noah Shaw, The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
We all know Noah has his hardships and uphill battles ahead of him. However, throughout all of the dilemmas he faces, he makes sure his love Mara is happy. No matter how many hurdles he jumps (and falls flat on his face from) Mara is the girl who keeps him from scraping his face too hard. When he talks about her, he feels better. Their relationship definitely puts Noah at the top of our interest.
6. Ari Mendoza AND Dante Quintana, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Choosing between Ari and Dante is like having to choose between the sun and the moon. Both are great but for completely different reasons. With Dante’s honesty and Ari’s bold decision to protect Dante, even if that meant putting himself in harms way. The heartwarming friendship melted our hearts even more as something grew deeper between them. These two couldn’t be better boyfriends as they teach us no matter how different we can be from our loved ones, that doesn’t change the amount of love we share for them.
7. Sam, Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
Spontaneity is life itself…and let’s be honest, the best love stories come when things are unexpected. Sam doesn’t mean to cross paths with Penny, in fact they just crash into each other, like actually. Even though Sam has some rough patches of his own to smooth, he doesn’t let Penny out of his life that easily. Only a quick text away from one another, Penny realizes she’s found her emergency contact within Sam (pun intended).
8. Rook, The Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
There’s nothing like a little magic and forbidden charm to spark a relationship. Rook, Prince of the Fair People, keeps us intrigued as he’s not the most charming to Isobel at first. However, we know there is something else to him…but what? As he and Isobel make a thrilling journey, Rook uncovers an irresistible side. Too bad he’s off ALL limits, but let’s be honest, that only makes us love him more.