Cuddle weather has arrived, and with it, National Boyfriend Day! It’s always heartwarming to find a book where you can fall in love with the love interest, so here they are the cream of the crop, the best boyfriends out there, who love with all their hearts, who make sacrifices, put their lives on the line and are romantic to their core. This list will shine the spotlight on some of the best boyfriends in books we’ve read (and if you haven’t read these books, you will now!)
1. Edward Cullen (Twilight by Stephanie Meyer)
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Edward Cullen, a vampire and completely head over hills for Bella Swan, he had fallen for her for the first time he set eyes on her. He constantly protects her against vampire and werewolf attacks. And lets be real, he’s dreamy.
2. Peeta Mellark (Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
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Peeta was the very foundation that held Katniss up when she needed it. Even before the games, he would burn bread on purpose to give it to her and her family. In the games, his support was undying, he assist her in winning the games and eventually marries her.
3. Jamie Fraser (Outlander by Diana Gabaldon)
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A sexy Scottish man from the past, a warrior and landowner, he did everything in his power to protect Claire through the fiery embers of war. He stuck to her side through miscarriage and pain, being what her rock in her time of need as well as establishing a beautiful family and marrying her.
4. Nick O’Leary (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn)
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Nick is the ultimate boyfriend and buddy. He agreed to be Norah’s fake boyfriend, shares the same taste in music and even goes on an adventure to locate and bring her drunk friend home. The ultimate ride or die. Nick was one of the best boyfriends to wreak havoc with and then cuddle at the end of the night.
5. Jean Claude (Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton)
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Smooth and sexy is what embodies this curly haired vampiric Casanova. Fianceof Anita Blake, he is constantly assisting her in paranormal investigations. Whenever Anita calls, he will always answer, doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night, far or wide. Numerous times, he had gone face to face against ancient vampires in order to protect his beloved Anita (despite her protests).
6. Nick Young (Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan)
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What’s not to love about Nick? He’s down to earth, he’s fun and he loves to eat. Nick doesn’t judge people by how much money they have or their background; he loves Rachel the way she is. Despite his family’s disapproval, he gave up his rights to the family inheritance (though only temporarily), supported and assisted in finding her lost father and eventually married her.
7. Landon Carter (A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Spark)
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Despite knowing her fatal condition, he makes it his duty to make every day meaningful and fulfilling for Jamie Sullivan. Your heart will skip a beat when you hear how dutiful, romantic and sensitive Landon.
8. Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
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Both share a sickness. Hazel and Augustus have cancer. Augustus has a brilliant outlook on life despite his condition, he brings Hazel along on the journey, showing her how to live their lives to the fullest.
9. Matthew Clairmont (A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness)
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Another vampire on our list, and a big romantic, is Matthew Clairmont. Upon meeting Diana, he falls in love with the reluctant witch. However, there are mysterious forces that oppose their union and will stop at nothing to end their lives and relationship. Matthew fights hand in hand, sword and claws, to protect his beloved and defend their love.
10. Graystripe (Warriors by Erin Hunter)
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Graystripe, though not human is, one of the best boyfriends on this list. A young warrior from the Thunderclan, he found love in the opposing clan, Riverclan, where he fell in love with a she-cat. He had fought hard for her and when they eventually had kits, he left his own clan to join hers and raise their kits together.
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