March 28, 2013

She Will Be Loved

Ladies of the Internet, the handsome devil pictured below is Adam Levine. No, he's obviously not from a book as my confession implies. But he IS from a band, so he's got that going for him. Also, his face. And swagger. And tattoos (even though I'm not normally a tattoo lady). And his voice. Sorry, I'll rein it in. Let's continue.

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Why am I starting this post about boy book crush requirements off with a photo of Adam? Oh, you know, ONLY BECAUSE I SAW MAROON 5 IN CONCERT LAST NIGHT. Yes, last night. Are there other people in Maroon 5? I don't know. I only have eyes for Adam. Obviously, my brain is still recovering from the swoon and I want to talk about boys.

In addition to that, I mentioned in my review of Unravel Me that I picture book Adam as Adam Levine only because they share the same first name and duh who doesn't want to picture this hottie while you're reading? See, this lady is always right. And Adam Levine will forever be mine fine.

Okay, okay. I'll actually get to the point. Next week's Top Ten Tuesday list is about the top ten characters I'd crush on if I was a fictional character. As I began narrowing down my list, I realized that I have a few "types" when it comes to my book boy crushes. Sooo... I thought it'd be fun to have a little discussion on what typically makes you swoon over a book boy!

Here are the three "book boy crush" types I'm most likely to swoon over:

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1. The Man Who Has Always Loved You: Loyal and Patient

I'm a complete and total sucker for the guy that's loved a girl for years and just waits for her to finally realize he's been there for her all along. Would it be slightly creepy and potentially annoying in real life? Maybe, but this is book world. In book world, this man makes me swoon hard. He's loyal and patient, just waiting for you to come to your senses. He's not off screwing around until you do. No, he's too busy working hard and making himself more amazing. And possibly pining over you.

Book Boy Crush Examples: Gilbert Blythe, Frederick Wentworth and Peeta Mellark

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2. The Man of Few Words: Strong, Steady and Quiet

Oh, the strong and silent type. Some girls want the life of the party, but I fall for the steady guy you can always count on. He might be quiet, but he says what he means and will always be straight with you. He personifies the saying "still waters run deep." Because when he does speak, it's coming from his heart. He can say more in ten words than some men say in whole conversations.

Book Boy Crush Examples: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Sean Kendrick and Dimitri Belikov

3. The Man Who Makes You Laugh: Playful and Teasing

This one might seem like it's the opposite of book crush type #2, and sometimes it is but not always. I don't fall for the guys who are constantly goofing off, being loud or acting silly. But I DO swoon for the fellas who are a little playful and know how to tease you. You know, the guys that are quick to laugh, even if they aren't the ones cracking jokes. The ones that keep their book girl counterparts on their toes. They are also usually smart, which is a huge bonus!

Book Boy Crush Examples: Roar, Adrian Ishakov and Gilbert Blythe (yes, again)

Now I want to know - do you have book boy crush types? 
Are there any similarities between the boys you soon over in books?

22 comments:

  1. What a great post! And you lucky duck! *high five*

    I like the good sweet loyal guy that's funny and tough with a soft side.

    Sorta like my husband actually.

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    1. Thanks Juju! Love that you love book boys similar to your husband :)

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  2. I may or may not be slightly obsessed with this post (particularly that handsome specimen of a man up there... *cue the swoons*).

    *tears eyes away from Adam's picture*

    ANYWAY. I do like the three "types" you've included, and it's fun because we basically share the same taste in boys. How awesome is that? I'm going to take this as a cue that I must read Vampire Academy as they're the only two boys I haven't "met" yet.

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    1. Swoons welcome here.

      YAYYYYY for the same type! And seriously, you need to meet the Vampire Academy boys like yesterday.

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  3. I LOVE ALL THESE TYPES. AND THE PICTURES. And I should probably turn my capslock off now. But it's difficult. Now, excuse me while I scroll back up and stare at those pictures of Adam Levine... ♥

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  4. Listen. I can't focus enough to leave a comment after that post. Come on now Hannah!! What are you doing to MEEEE? You've got this Betty off her rocker.

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  5. Um. Adam Levine. Yes. And Adam Levine gifs. this post was amazing first because of all of the Adam Levine love. And I SO LOVE THIS POST! I agree with everything (Gilbert, Darcy, Dimitri, Wentworth, Peeta <333333)

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    1. I love that no one can look at anything besides Adam. He's just so swoon worthy! And yay for similar taste in book boys :)

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  6. We would totally be competitors for one boy if we were characters in a book, because seriously, I swoon over these types too. I am all about the sweet, funny, and nice guy. And also the strong silent type.

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    1. Oh no! I'd hate to be competing with you for a fellas attention - you are one fierce and fine lady!

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  7. You have such good taste :). Adam Levine is oh-so-yummy! And I'm not into the tattooed guys either. I totally share your taste in book crushes too, and I think my hubby has a little of all three categories ... Might be why I love him so much! :)

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    1. Glad it sounds like you have good taste, too! Yay for similar book crushes - AND for finding the real life version!

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  8. Ahahaha, I am totally with you on everything. Especially the Adam Levine part. So jealous you got to see them in concert, I'm sure it was a blast!

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  9. He is very smexy, I have a crush on Jenson Ackles and Ian Somerhalder. I do like a bad boy in my novels, just cannot help it :) Glad you loved the concert!

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    1. I've just finished binge watching The Vampire Diaries and now I'm obsessed with Ian Somerhalder. Like so much I can't even begin. Love that you love the bad boys in books! I don't usually, but there are definitely exceptions to that.

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  10. This is so cute!! My fav book crushes are the super protective, strong and quiet ones...swoon :)

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    1. Swoon is right! I'd fight you for a book boy like that!

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  11. I actually swoon over them all. I will not lie. (No, I'm being completely serious.) *but you have me at Gilbert*

    Also, it has taken me FOREVER to comment on this post because every time I see it I imagine myself making Adam Levine the perfect coffee up in Heaven.

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    1. Hahahahah! I'm imagining you and Adam in heaven, but in my imaginings I keep interrupting to bring him some delicious baked goods to go along with his perfect coffee :)

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