I hold a special place in my heart for fictional boys. I'm very picky, so not just any guy with a sense of humor can waltz in and snag a piece of my heart (though that definitely is one of my requirements). As they added up I realized they all had things in common; they're thoughtful, trustworthy, open-minded, determined (usually when getting the girl *sigh*), they have a sense of humor, are loyal, and protective.
For all my talk of every boy I read in a book or series being my favorite, I have a limited amount of legit book boyfriends. I wrote them out and I was like "Thats it?!" But I guess I would rather have a small but strong set of boyfriends then a lot of weak ones, right? RIGHT.
So lets get started!
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
Described to be tall and muscular, with brown, closely-cropped hair and golden-brown eyes, Chaol Westfall is the Captain of the Guard in the King of Ardalans army. He's very young for his title, only 22, but is an old soul and is more mature and responsible then most men his age.
Sigh. Where do I even begin?
I was initially attracted to him because he's stoic. He's the Captain of the Guard, so he has to simultaneously blend into the background but be aware of every person or threat in the room. He has to put himself between his charge (let's not talk about who he guards, okay???) and the threat, every time. He watches everyone and notices everything.
And then every once in a while he would make snappy retort, and my heart would just swell. I love a dry sense of humor, and Chaol has that to the T. As we see with the progression of the series he's very loyal to the crown, almost to the detriment of his character to most people (I also DONT WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT EITHER, OKAY?). I completely understood his struggles from the beginning, and only loved him more because he really is one of those rare characters that is selfless and will put anyone he loves before him. That combination is so attractive for me, so I had to have Chaol be my first fictional boyfriend. Even though I haven't had a lot of time with him (I only started this series last august), he's made such a huge impact on me that he will always have a place in my heart<3
"Did his parents have any idea that in the entire castle, in the entire kingdom, there was no one more noble and loyal than him? That the boy they'd thrown out of their lives had become the sort of man that kings and queens could only dream of having serve in there courts?
“As my friend, you should either bring me along, or keep me company."
"Friend?" he asked.
She blushed. "Well, 'scowling escort' is a better description. Or 'reluctant acquaintance', if you prefer.”
"Believe me, Celaena, I know you can look after yourself, But I worry because I care. God's help me, I know I shouldn't, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens."
"But he could do this for her. Even if he never saw her again, even if she abandoned her duties as Kings Champion and stayed with the Fae in Wendlyn forever- as long as he knew she was safe, that no one could hurt her.. He'd sell his soul again and again for that.
""How long was I asleep?" she whispered. He didn't respond.
"How long was I asleep?" she asked again, and noticed a hint of red in his cheeks.
"You were asleep, too?"
"Until you began drooling on my shoulder."