Augustus Waters (‘The Fault in Our Stars’)
Augustus Waters is the boyfriend I always wanted and the boyfriend I was also scared to love so much. He’s sweet, he’s sarcastic, he can help introduce you to video games and make them really dirty and hysterical, and he’ll be there for you in the hard times. He’s the type of guy who’d give up his own Make-A-Wish request to make sure you got to live your life’s dream.
I’ve always wanted to see the world, and Augustus Waters is one of the boys who shares that dream. He’ll waste no time because he knows that’s the one thing he can’t give, so he makes sure that all the time you spend together is worth it.
But the one true thing that makes Augustus Waters my favorite book boyfriend is that he’ll truly love you until the very end. I’ve never loved a book boyfriend so much. – Tariq Kyle
Jem Carstairs (‘The Mortal Instruments’)
Jem would be a fabulous boyfriend because he has incredible inner and outer strength. Despite losing his parents and being terminally ill, he still fights for those he loves with every ounce of his strength.
He pushes himself beyond his limits if it means helping Will or Tessa. Jem also knows how to truly listen and sense what others are feeling, and then put those feelings into music. What could be more amazing to have your own violin concerto played to you by Jem?
Lastly, Jem defines loyalty and staying around long-term. He sacrificed so much for the happiness of others, but he was rewarded with having what he wanted even if he had to wait more than a lifetime. – Laura Byrne Cristiano
Percy Jackson (‘Percy Jackson’)
One word is all you need to explain why Percy Jackson is the best literary boyfriend to ever exist: Tartarus. That’s right. He willingly threw himself into Tartarus rather than be separated from the love of his life. What more could you ask for in a boyfriend? In addition to that intense brand of loyalty, Percy has the sea at his command. Imagine the cruises never to be interrupted by storms, the romantic swims, the incredible sight of a Hurricane brewing that will never reach the shore.
Then there’s the talking to horses thing. If there’s one thing sexier than a guy with a six pack, it’s being kind to animals and proving that he understands them. If you throw in the romantic lunches in Italy, the stolen moments at the bottom of a lake, and the whole sacrificing himself to save humanity thing, there’s really no match to the son of Poseidon. Percy Jackson is the ultimate boyfriend. – Kristen Kranz
Jaime Lannister (‘A Song of Ice and Fire’)
Of all the men in A Song of Ice and Fire, yes, I’ve picked the Kingslayer, the guy who shags his sister and tossed Bran Stark out a window. But listen, guys. I’m a sucker for the anti-hero. Jaime’s not interested in politics like the rest of his family. It was for Cersei that he joined the Kingsguard, as this was their best shot to be together, even though it meant that Jaime lost his position as the Lannister heir.
He genuinely loves Tyrion, and Tyrion loves him, which should be enough of a credential for anyone, but as we read his history, it’s impossible to not feel compassion and respect for him. His redemption arc becomes clear once he loses a hand and gains an allegiance with Brienne of Tarth. It’s she who learns the truth – that Jaime was forced to kill King Aerys, and she sympathises with his motives, which he has kept secret, allowing the world to view him as arrogant and bloodthirsty.
Jaime may invent his own moral code, but he sticks to it – he is very honourable and loyal. He’s also a one-woman man – Cersei is his first and only, and he’s devastated to find out that her love for him isn’t quite as selfless.
When we last saw Jaime, he’d managed to break out of Cersei’s manipulative hold, and now, hopefully, we’ll see him turn his faithfulness to a more worthy lady, one who brings out the very best of him. – Natalie Fisher
Adrian Ivashkov (‘The Vampire Academy’)
With so many options in literary boyfriends, it is hard to choose just one, but I have to say Adrian Ivashkov from The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series is definitely at the top of my list. Adrian Ivashkov is a royal who we first meet in Frostbite when he suggests he and Rose get naked. Not his finest moment. Adrian rocks the laid back smart ass act like no other, but underneath all the snark lies a heart of pure gold.
Adrian shows serious growth and proves that when he loves, it is with his whole heart. Example: “Because I can’t help doing it,” he said with a shrug. “And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you’ll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I’m pretty sure you’re already half in love with me.” In the end Adrian is loyal, sexy, and at heart, a true romantic. – Jennifer Lamoureux
Christian Grey (‘Fifty Shades of Grey’)
What’s not to love about Christian Grey? This bad boy will help you to explore your wild side, and take you on adventures you could only have dreamed about. Plus, he has cash to burn (probably literally if you’re into that kind of thing). He will take care of you, but he needs you to take care of him. And did we mention the sex? And the money? – Hypable staff