So, I’ve learned that I may actually be one of the laziest bloggers to ever live. In my defense, I did have a triathlon that I was working towards that was taking up a lot of my free time (in case you missed it, I DID complete it on 9/26/10; WOOT!) and then, as a result of doing the bulk of my walk portion of the tri in the pouring rain, I got a nasty case of bronchitis that kept me out of work and laid out for several days in the week following the triathlon…but…yeahhhh…all of that happened a couple of weeks ago. There’s really no excuse for me not to have posted anything so I’ll just cop to being lazy and leave it at that. Moving on!
Now that I’ve admitted to blogger laziness, I think its perfectly acceptable for me to steal today’s idea from someone else and then put YOU to work on MY blog (more about that later)! HA! Barnes and Noble has a question on their Facebook page today asking what book character you would most like to date. I’m amazed at how many people have named JUST one character! I’m finding it hard to narrow it down to just THREE! I have many, many book loves going back many years and it’s just too hard to narrow it down to just one so I flat out refuse! Its my blog; I can be ornery if I want to! Here, in no particular order, are the top 3 book characters I’d like to date:
1) Roarke – J.D. Robb’s In Death series – a devastatingly attractive multi-gazillionaire that owns nearly half the planet (AND some stuff OFF planet, too) who has all the qualities of a bad boy even while trying to be good, speaks with an Irish brogue, would do ANYTHING for the woman he loves (see bad boy trying to be good) and who is just as comfortable being charming and witty as he is with being cold, calculating and deadly, should the situation call for it ; who WOULDN’T want to date that dude? (Blogger’s note – If you are not familiar with the In Death series, never fear; there’s a pimpin’ post coming about it in the near future, since the newest book will be out in a few weeks)
Honorable mention in this series – Ian McNabb
2) Rhage – J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series – I actually have a few book boyfriends from the BDB series, greedy, dirty minx that I am, but Rhage gets the mention because he was the one I loved first! From his first mention in Dark Lover, I was intrigued by Hollywood. I have a thing for big sexy blonde types (check), I like guys with a great sense of humor (check) and I like a man to have some fight in him, a beast within, as it were (CHECK!) so Rhage certainly fits the bill! I was sold, though, when he went out to eat with Mary in Lover Eternal. I like a man with a healthy appetite and Rhage put a HURTIN’ on some food in that book! I LOVED it!
Honorable mentions in this series – Vishous, John Matthew & Qhuinn
3) Joe Morelli – Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series – There are only two men to love in this series and the heroine of the series loves them both and WHO COULD BLAME HER? Morelli gets my vote, though, because he’s the more stable of the two. He’s definitely a man you could see yourself marrying and living a comfortable life with. He seems like a regular sexy guy who loves sports, loves his girl and puts up with her ridiculous antics, loves his family, takes his job seriously, isn’t afraid to have a good time and is willing to overlook an occasional transgression, whether it be criminal or relationship-wise. What’s not to love?
Honorable mention in this series – Ranger (OF COURSE!)
I decided to cut myself off at 3 for a couple of reasons; first, I really could go on and on with book crushes but I know you've probably got other things to do than read about all the book men I love but, mainly, I wanted to leave some men out there for YOU to talk about! Remember me saying I was going to put you to work? Now its your turn to do some pimpin of your own! Who are YOUR favorite book boyfriends? Which character or characters would you like to date and why? Introduce us to them and tell us a little to get us interested, if you please! I know I'm always on the lookout for more men to add to my fantasy stable and I'm betting I'm not alone!
As always, thanks for stopping by and I promise to try to be less lazy in the future! (Notice I didn’t say I promise NOT to be lazy…I’m just going to try to be LESS lazy. Ahem. No need to out and out LIE to you nice folks!) Can’t wait to see who you mention! Now...get to pimpin!