My Top 5 Book Boyfriends: Grace’s Birthday Giveaway

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GRACE’S BOOK BOYFRIEND BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY@ClairCon @KristenAshley68 @JAHuss @KBRitchie @EmmaChse

Most romance readers have a BBF list. Hell, I have a BBF list just for Kristen Ashley’s Alphas. But when asked about my top 5, I usually get 2 reactions after revealing my list:

1) They have no idea who I’m talking about. It’s a damn shame.
2) They try to steal one of my BBFs. The nerve!

Let’s get this straight, these guys don’t rotate with frequency on my list. In fact, 4 of them have been on my top 5 list for over 2 years. So you can’t just stroll in and want to take one of them away from me. I’m all for the idea of “sharing is caring”, but you have to ask nicely, or I won’t be nice in return.

Since it’s my birthday and I’m feeling generous, I’ll give you a chance to get to know these men who have a solid place in my heart.

Why these 5 guys? Well, let’s face it, all BBFs are gorgeous, dirty talking, Masters of Pleasure, right? So, I’m always looking for something more, something special that makes them stand out in a sea of BBFs. And sometimes it is just the little things.

Note on muses: For Jake, Loren and Ford, I used the author’s muse for the pics.  Since there wasn’t a specific muse for Creed and Cole, I chose who I imagined.  Travis Fimmel’s older look (pre-Viking) fits the rugged description of Creed, at least in my mind.  And those eyes! For Cole, I could totally see Jason Morgan as a sports reporter.  Given that he is a fan of my favorite hockey team, a total bonus!

5) Jake Becker from Sustained by Emma Chase

Jake Becker

This is the first guy to break into my top 5 in a looooong time. (FYI, he kicked out Simon Parker from Wallbanger.) What sets him apart from other BBFs was not how he was around the heroine, but how he was with the 6 kids she was looking after. FACT: a man who is good with kids will charge these nearly dead ovaries.

The Little Things:
– His friendship with the judge.
– Everything he did with or for the kids.

“Do you want me?”
“All the time. I can’t remember not wanting you anymore.”

“What can I say? When God was passing out dick, he gave me extra.”


Amazon US

4) Loren Hale from the Addicted series by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Loren Hale

The main reason I love Lo is the depth to which he loves Lily. They are two halves of a whole. One is not complete without the other. Once they become a couple, there is never a moment that he says or does anything to harm Lily.

The Little Things:
– A love of Marvel comics.
– His flirty banter with Connor.

She shrunk into herself and waited for me to stare at her like she was gross and dirty. But I just wanted to hold her and tell her that she was worth so much more than whatever she was searching for.

“Whatever happens,we’re in this together. You and me. Lily and Lo.”
She is my past, my present, my future.

Addicted to you riccocet Addicted for now Thrive


Addicted to You: Amazon US
Ricochet: Amazon US
Addicted for Now: Amazon US
Thrive: Amazon US
Addicted After All: Amazon US

3) Ford Aston from the Rook & Ronin series by JA Huss

Ford Aston

I did things a little backwards with Ford. When Taut came out, there was so much buzz, that I had to read it. Due to some bad research on my part, I had no idea it was part of this series so yes, I missed out on why he was so heartbroken in regards to Rook. But that didn’t stop me from falling for him, HARD. While his interactions with Ashleigh left me with mixed feelings at first, it is how he cares for Kate, that really won me over. Throw in a HAWT side-trip to Vegas and I was all in.

The Little Things:
– The goofy t-shirts
– His movie reference.

“That’s it,” Ford says, slapping his laptop closed. “We can’t work with a guy who’s never seen Fight Club. It’s absurd. Real men watch Fight Club. It’s like Full Metal Jacket or… or… The Godfather.”

“Your ass will be red no matter how many good deeds you perform today to try and make up for your unladylike behavior. So you might as well get your dirty talk over with so you can concentrate on behaving tonight when I have your ankles tied to your thighs and your pussy open for inspection.”

“She smells different,” Ford continues.
“Different how?” Ronin asks back. 
“Deliciously different. Like her pussy is candy, that’s how good—” 

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Tragic/Manic/Panic: Amazon US
Slack: Amazon US
Taut: Amazon US
Bomb: Amazon US
Guns: Amazon US

2) Tucker Creed from Creed by Kristen Ashley

Tucker Creed

This was only the second book I read from KA, and it is the book that got me hooked to her books for life. While the age difference between Creed and Sylvie delayed their union, there is no doubt what she means to him. What is so heartbreaking is how they were forced apart, what happens after that break, and how it changed them. Their second chance reunion is a rocky road, but Creed proves time and time again the depth of his love for Sylvie. 

Lucky for me, we get a little bit more from Creed in Sebring. I’m never ready to say goodbye to my All-Time favorite Alpha.

The Little Things:
– The tattoo
– Birthday necklaces
– Epic water fight

“Right, on the green of sixteen, I’ll drill my favorite hole.”

“Born to love you, baby,” he repeated. “Die lovin’ you, my Sylvie.”

“Now I have all of you. I own every inch of you. Every centimeter. You gave it to me when you were six and it took me twenty-eight years to claim all of it , but now it’s mine, Sylvie. Every…” his fingers gave my hair a gentle tug, “single…” another tug and his eyes burned into mine, “inch .”


Amazon US

1) Cole Murphy from the Darkness series by Claire Contreras

Cole Murphy

I picked this series up back on June 2013 when 2 of my blogger buddies were going on and on about this guy, Cole. Of course I had to know what the fuss was about. I’ll admit, it wasn’t love at first site, probably because he is not with the heroine in the beginning of the book. But as the story flashes back to their teenager years, you will see the guy he used to be before Blake got a stick up her ass and drove him away. Despite each having significant others, when Blake needed him, Cole will literally stop everything for her. And when Blake finally gets that stick out, you will feel Cole stealing your heart page by page. Claire has a knack for creating the perfect BBFs and it all started with Cole.

The Little Things:
– Chocolate chip pancakes
– The little sticky notes
– Singing Ludacris (this was the clincher for me)

“I’ve had sex before – yes. Casual, meaningless, stupid sex… This,” he said motioning between us, “is not casual, it’s not stupid, and it sure as fuck is not meaningless…
I’m in love with you, Blake. I’ve been in love with you from the moment I saw you. I’ve been in love with you from the day I was born and possibly even before then. I belong to you. My body belongs to you. My heart belongs to you.”

“I’ve loved you for half a lifetime, and I’ll love you for many more beyond this one. I love you to the moon and back. Forever.”
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There is No Light in Darkness: Amazon US
Darkness Before Dawn: Amazon US

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So are ready to meet these men first hand?

Here’s what’s up for grabs:
– Signed paperback set of There is No Light in Darkness/Darkness Before Dawn (US Only)
– There is No Light in Darkness/Darkness Before Dawn ebooks
– (2) Creed ebooks
– Tragic/Manic/Panic AND Slack/Taut ebooks
– Signed paperback of Addicted to You (US Only)
– (2) Addicted to You/Ricochet ebooks

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