FMCs’ Remarkable Boyfriends That the Bookstr Team Would Steal

Book boyfriends are a dime a dozen. And the Bookstr team has dished on which ones they would steal if given the chance!

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All bookish people have a book boyfriend or 10. Usually, these characters already have a partner — typically their female counterpart — but that doesn’t stop us. In fact, if we could, we’d probably go right into those books and steal our favorite book boyfriend ourselves!

Since there are so many to choose from, I asked the Bookstr team which male main character they would steal from the female main character.

Shatter Me, Aaron Warner from Juliette Ferrars

Aaron Warner is the book-boyfriend blueprint. He is completely devoted to Juliette and is willing to do anything to protect her. I need that kind of devotion in a relationship. Every time I reread the Shatter Me series, I find myself falling more and more in love with Aaron Warner. He is the perfect man. He may be a war criminal with multiple casualties under his belt but that just proves his dedication to Juliette. I would have no choice but to steal him from her!

Corinne Vergari, Social

'Shatter Me' by Tahereh Mafi book cover showing a blue eye with trees as eyelashes.

I have to agree with Corinne here. Aaron Warner is the perfect man. He’s a bit morally gray, but he’s devoted, sweet, and caring to people that matter to him. Not only that, but he has a soft spot for dogs, and though he loves to deny that he has a sweet spot, he definitely does. I also color-code my closet just like he does, so I think we’d be a pretty great pair. Plus, he’s just a badass. And those emerald-green eyes!

Ever since I read this book in middle school, Warner has been my book boyfriend, and no man has ever been able to replace him. He’s so outwardly cold but incredibly warm on the inside, and if I’m being honest, that’s always been my type, both fictional and in real life. Emotionally unavailable or morally gray men are irresistible, and Aaron Warner is absolutely perfect.

Alexandra Mellott, Editorial

The Night Circus, Marco Alisdair from Celia Bowen

'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern book cover showing a circus tent and two silhouettes.

Marco Alisdair is the ideal book boyfriend. For his whole life, he’s trained to win a magical duel to the death in an attempt to win the respect of the only father figure he’s ever known. However, when he meets Celia Bowen and discovers that she will be his dueling partner, he is willing to give up everything: his pride, his ambitions, and even his life. Marco loves Celia, and thus, he would do anything to protect her and make her happy. If that’s not devotion, then I don’t know what is! I can’t help but swoon over Marco every time I think about this book.

Lauren Nee, Editorial

Emergency Contact, Sam Becker from Penny Lee

'Emergency Contact' by Mary H.K. Choi book cover showing a girl and boy laying down on their phones.

I would definitely steal Sam away from Penny! Not only is he a barista (I would have amazing, artisanal coffee for life to accompany my bookish habits), but he is supportive in more ways than one. Especially with Penny’s writing dreams, he is encouraging and kind. He’s the dreamy boy next door, has his own creative dreams, and is smart and realistic. He is everything a girl could ask for!

Emma Jamrin, Editorial

A Court of Silver Flames, Cassian from Nesta Archeron

Funny. Loyal. Hidden intelligence. Ready to ravish you at the drop of an insult from your lips. Check, check, check, and check! If Cassisan isn’t every woman’s book boyfriend, then they either haven’t read the series and his own novel, or they’re reading something completely different than I am. Add in the impressive wingspan, and I mean, where can you go wrong? Despite his incredible physical attributes, it’s his golden retriever personality (which gives a giant FU to his childhood and adult prejudices) that really makes my heart melt for the guy.

'A Court of Silver Flames' by Sarah J. Maas book cover with an orange background and an elaborate mask.

I actually like Nesta. I get why she is the way she is, and I love her growth in this novel. The two really are meant for one another because the best couples are the complete opposites. But I’d steal him in a heartbeat if given the chance.

Kristi Eskew, Editorial

A Court of Mist and Fury, Rhysand from Feyre Archeron

'A Court of Mist and Fury' by Sarah J. Maas book cover with a green background and a bird holding a ring.

Call me Miss Steal-Your-Mate because I’d take Rhys from Feyre without hesitation. Of course, I love Feyre, and their love story is truly one for the ages, but I’m giving into my inner desires on this one. He is the man of every woman’s dreams as he hides his doting nature behind a handsome bad-boy facade. His seductive teasing and sexy smirk combined with his use of the word darling has me swooning over every page. Rhys embodies the perfect boyfriend with his loyalty, sense of humor, and kindness.

And we’ve all read chapter 55. Need I say more?

Koren Frideres, Social

Fire, Prince Brigan from Fire


He’s kind, strong, handsome, and a prince — what’s not to love? Not to mention that his daughter is the most precious character in the book. He treats Fire like an equal, and that’s something I would need in a relationship. Put in his commitment to his people, his unwavering loyalty to his loved ones, and his endearing stubbornness, and you’ve got the perfect guy.

Danielle Tomlinson, Editorial

The Deal, Garrett Graham from Hannah Wells


Garrett Graham is THE definition of “book boyfriend,” and not just because he’s the hockey team captain. His charm immediately won me over. He is so caring and supportive of Hannah. Not only does he encourage her to pursue her dreams but also stands by her side during challenging times, helping her through situations she feels uncomfortable in. He’s just adorable, simply put, and his nickname for Hannah (Wellsy) warms my heart. I have no doubt that if he was my boyfriend, he’d come up with a cute nickname for me too!

Holland Imes, Social

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