Let’s face it. There are some traits our favorite book boyfriends possess that make them at least 59% hotter than other book boyfriends. (Don’t bother checking my math. I’m sure I’m right. Go with it.) These are traits we’d like to make romance authors aware of so that they can add them to any book boyfriends they might be writing at the moment. (Please and thank you, authors) So, without further ado, here are some of our all-time favorite book boyfriend traits that we wish ALL book boyfriends possessed.
Note: It goes without saying that we don’t want any alphahole jerkwads in our romances. So, actually being nice isn’t a trait that you’ll find on this list. It’s a given that we want that.
I’m not saying all romance heroes need to be MENSA members. But a little intelligence on a dude can be every bit as sexy as rock-hard abs. (Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having both, either. *winky face*)
To prove how sexy smart heroes can be, we bring you:
A sense of humor
Brooding, angsty guys are great and all (in books...not so much in real life), but if a guy can’t make you laugh, is he really worth keeping around? I think not.
These book boyfriends rate at the top of our list for many reasons, the biggest being that they’re hilarious:
The days of bodice rippers and iffy consent are a thing of the past. Men who are clear about consent are HOT. Here are some of our favorite book boyfriends who insist on getting clear, enthusiastic consent before sexy times ensue:
Romance heroes who are supportive of their heroine’s hopes and dreams and...well, pretty much everything they want to do are our favorite heroes. Here are some of the all-time greats:
What about y’all? What traits would you like to add to the list? Speak now or forever hold your peace!