Hello lovelies. For those of you who haven't heard about Top Ten Tuesday, it's a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week everyone can choose their own topic and after much thinking I decided to make a Top Ten Best Boyfriends in Contemporary list. After checking my Goodreads for amazing contemporary bfs, my list (of course) turned out to be much longer than I ever expected. Reducing it to ten was painful enough, but putting these guys in order was much-much worse. Anyhow, finally I have an order that I'm (mostly) satisfied with. Hope you'll enjoy my list. :)
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10. Olly from Everything, Everything
Olly and Madeline had one of the cutest relationships I've ever read about even before getting romantically involved with each other. Despite how hard his life has been thanks to his dysfunctional family he is one of the nicest, kindest guys ever. And he is way too adorable. I don't understand how anyone would not like him.
9. Michael from The Princess Diaries
Michael's always been one of my favorite book boyfriends, and I don't think I have to tell you that Royal Wedding only secured my love for him. Michael has always been super-supportive of Mia, and I don't remember ever seeing him complain about how complicated being with a princess is. The only reason he didn't get a better place on my list is that he had way too little part in the books.
8. Micha from The Secret series
As The Secret series progressed I got less and less involved in the story but only because I thought that Sorensen was milking that cow for way too long. However, my love the four protagonists never changed. Micha is one of the most supportive, forgiving, loving boyfriend ever so obviously he had to have a place on this list.
7. Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door
While some people thought Lola was strange and a freak for experimenting with fashion the way she did, Cricket was proud to call himself her (boy)friend. He was very supportive of her and basically would have done anything for her. Plus he was CUTE. Like, unbelievably so.
6. Adam from If I Stay series
Adam has been a favorite of mine ever since I finished If I Stay. His love for Mia has always been crystal clear both from the little snippets of their past, and the way he wanted, no, needed to see Mia after the accident. Their love was so beautifully written and I fell for him even more in Where She Went.
5. Braden from On Dublin Street
Braden nearly got a much better place on this list but then I thought about how I'm listing the 'best' boyfriends on this list, not my personal 'favorites'. Not that he wasn't a great boyfriend but god knows he is not as perfect as the others. However he'd do absolutely anything to protect Jocelyn and the people he loves. He tried his damn hardest to understand Joss and help her solve her problems and became someone she could confide in. They were PERFECT for each other so seeing their relationship progress was THE BEST thing ever.
4. Patrick from Something Real
Patrick was such a great boyfriend through the whole novel. He put up with the press, never blamed Chloe for anything and tried his damn hardest to protect her. Besides that one time they argued, he didn't even complain about all the gossip that surrounded them. For him, being with Chloe meant MUCH more than being with a normal girl could have - and he made sure to show this to her.
3. Lachlan from Unravel
Lachlan turned out to be so different from what I expected. No matter what, he never once gave up on Naomi, and was convinced she would get better and go home with him. His love for her was so freaking beautiful and undefeatable. They're one of those couples that went through so much horrible stuff together, but that only made their love more strong.
2. Cole from Echoes of Scotland Street
Cole is one of those guys who isn't ashamed to admit he's looking for a serious relationship and plans to find the love of his life - which is oh-so-rare in Adult or NA Contemporary. He made completely sure that Shannon felt respected, cherished and beautiful at all times. He helped Shannon through everything, yet he never tried to control her. Their relationship... oh my god, I died from the beauty of their trust in each other. Seriously, like Adult Romance? Read the On Dublin Street series!
1. Cam from Wait for You
I guess some of you aren't surprised to see Cameron Hamilton on the top of my list, given my love for this series. Cam is such an awesome guy, he's a great friend and brother, he's totally patient and he isn't too proud to give second or third chances. Moreover, he supported Avery through everything and was a devoted boyfriend. Did I mention that he has a pet turtle, named Raphael? Or the fact that he BAKES? Perfection.
Do we have any common favorites? Or maybe, unlike me, you were underwhelmed by these guys? Share with me your thoughts about my list in the comments and don't forget to mention who's the absolutely best contemporary boyfriend in your opinion. If you're at it, share with me your TTTs as well. :)