We’ve been falling in love with book boyfriends since, well… forever. So check out why we’re fangirling over the guys in these new books…
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché—they even wrote a Never List of everything they vowed they’d never do in high school. When Julia suggests they do every Never on their list, Dave agrees…even though he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
Crushing on Dave
Dave, Dave, DAVE. Where do you live and how can we meet up? Adorable, smart, fun, quirky, overwhelmingly nice–Dave is that perfect mix of hot, sweet and romantic that hardly ever occurs in nature! Julia, open your eyes! Dave’s the real thing. And a twist at the end may (or may not) answer the age-old question…can girls and guys really be “just friends”?
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
The cancer is taking its toll on Stella’s twin sister Cara, so Stella decides to score the perfect gift: an autographed poster of Cara’s favorite boy band, The Heartbreakers. Stella can’t stand their music, but when she realizes the cute guy she met at Starbucks is the lead singer, her opinion of the band begins to change.
Crushing on Oliver
Even alt-music loving Stella can’t resist Oliver Perry’s wavy hair and the way he smells like laundry soap and cinnamon! (Confession: our mind saw Harry Styles in every Oliver scene.) Gorgeous, rich, smart, sarcastic, he’s also down-to-earth and he can COOK! When Oliver makes Stella garlic cheese chips before they go swimming? Swoon.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Evie O’Neill lives the carefree life of a flapper. But when she reveals her psychic abilities at a party, her parents ship her off to her uncle in Manhattan. There she discovers that New York in the Roaring ‘20s is glittering and glamorous! Unfortunately, there’s also a psycho supernatural serial killer on the loose.
Crushing on Sam & Jericho
Gorgeous Sam is made of fun, smiles and charm, but we’re still not sure if he’s trustworthy. Jericho may come off as stiff and serious, but when he revealed his sweet side (and tortured past) we realized solid can be sexy, too! Hopefully the sequel, Lair of Dreams (out Aug. 25) will help our distressing romantic dilemma come into focus…
Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler
Zoe, Jake, Mia, Gregor and Whitney meet at freshman orientation. Zoe lives in her famous mother’s shadow. Jake struggles to find friendship and love. Mia tries on new identities, looking for one that fits. Gregor thought he wanted to be more than just a band geek. And Whitney seems to have it all, until it falls apart. At the end of that first day, they make a promise to reunite after graduation.
Crushing on Gregor
This book is The Breakfast Club for our generation, and we were coup de couer “falling in love” with Gregor from the start. His quiet, patient and constant love for Whitney reminded us not to judge a small or awkward person too quickly, because he may grow into a really, really special guy (who gives you a small bear that saves your life).
Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
When Link heads to NYC to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn’t hard enough already, Link soon learns there’s a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.
Crushing on Link
We’ve had a soft spot for Ethan’s best friend Link since the first BC book. Passionately loyal and determined, this aspiring rocker is hopelessly in love with Rid, and his hotness rating went exponential when he became an Incubus! Rid denies it, tries to fight it, but just like us, she finds Link simply irresistible.
Four by Veronica Roth
Two years before Tris made her choice, the 16-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’ transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called by the name his parents gave him. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the faction system.
Crushing on Tobias
Eeeep! Where to begin? As if staring at him wasn’t enough, now we get to climb into his head and get to know brave, intense and oh-so-romantic Four before he meets Tris. Reading how this scared boy faces his fears and grows into the man we’ve been swooning over since we first read Divergent made us fall even more in love with Tobias over and over again.
Every Last Breath by Jennifer Armentrout
Every choice has consequences—but 17-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most: wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers? And now a Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed!
Crushing on Roth
OK, we can already hear some of you pulling out your hair here, because yes, Zayne is gorgeous, hot, sweet and everything good for Layla. But seriously, how can you say anything but yes to wickedly hot demon prince ROTH? Rock-hard bod, raven hair, golden eyes and a demonic snake tattoo he names Bambi? Hail TEAM ROTH!
Who’s your favorite book boyfriend? Tweet us @justinemagbooks and we’ll announce the winner in the next issue!