I am a major TV ted and for those of you who don’t know what these means it means that I watch A LOT of TV. At the end of every TV season (one for US programmes, one for UK programmes)  I come up with a list of my top ten TV boyfriends and then post it on Facebook or my now defunct blog.  I was thinking that it is completely unfair that I am missing a whole medium from which to find a suitable fictional boyfriend. To rectify this I thought I would share with you my top 10 fictional fantasy boyfriends…


Trent  – The Hollow series by Kim Harrison

Pros: wealthy entrepreneur who will keep you in the style you wish to be accustomed to, handy with elven magic, would risk life and limb (or fingers) to save you from demons and other bad guys

Cons: could turn you into a ferret or hound dog if he got mad at you, uses his wealth for some nefarious means, not overly keen on wispy hair and pointy ears


Hadrian –  The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan

Pros: he’s funny, big, strong and handsomish, good with a sword and ready to protect you

Cons: hangs around too much with Reese, always getting beaten up, his on the road lifestyle means that he’s hardly ever at home


GwenvaelDragon Kin series by G.A Aiken

Pros: he’s golden and gorgeous, he’s very witty, hot stuff in the dragon’s lair, you never need to use a BBQ starter ever again, free flights to wherever you wanted to go

Cons: he is always fighting in some war and hardly ever around, his long hair would always be getting tangled around you, he has big fangs and scales


HankCharlie Madigan series by Kelly Gay

Pros: he’s wildy handsome, once you go siren you never go back (apparently), noble, funny, has a job with a great pension

Cons:on the run from  some off world evil people, all your friends would be lusting over him, he has a very dangerous job


PackardDillusionist trilogy by Carolyn Crane

Pros: cool dillusionist abilities, runs a big pack of people with equally cool dillusionist abilities, 100% sexy

Cons: runs a pack of people with equally cool dillusionist abilities, tendency to get locked permanently in a Mongolian BBQ restaurant


Grayson DanteMegan Chase series by Stacia Kane

Pros: hot, smoking fire demon, well off lawyer who can get you out of parking tickets, head of his demon family

Cons: being head of the demon family is dangerous job, has spikey things on his back, would want you to become a demon


Jeremy DanversWomen/Men of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong

Pros: Alpha of the pack, talented artist, handsome, sensitive, the sexy older man

Cons: Alpha of the pack, highly dangerous lifestyle, has too many roommates!


AlessanTigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

Pros: Last prince of Tigana, handy with a lute, 110% noble and princely

Cons: last prince of a land no one can remember, lute playing can really get on your nerves, never stays in 1 place


Wellington BooksMinistry of Peculiar Occurrences series by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris

Pros: he is extremely intelligent, able to make you all sorts of steampunkian gadgetery, he’s a crack shot, always well turned out

Cons: quite the loner, mysterious past/deep dark secret, bit of a stickler for the rules


CurranKate Daniels series by Ilona Andrew

Pros: as a cat-aholic who wouldn’t want the king of the cats as their boyfriend?, has a bathtub built for 2, smoking hot good looking, independently wealthy

Cons: the bathtub built for two would take ages to clean, he would shed on all your black clothes, his beast lord duties would interfere with your ‘alone’ time.

Those are my top 10 fictional fantasy boyfriends – I have quite a selection to choose from. 

Tell us, who’s in your top 10?


A displaced Canadian living in the UK who when not reading is often found trawling through GoodReads looking for something to read or buying another book on Amazon. [Melanie no longer reviews for the site.]


Tee Morris (@TeeMonster) November 24, 2012 at 2:42 am

What an awesome list to find ourselves in. And yes, I do think Wellington can turn the eye or two when wearing his best.


Melanie November 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

Welly could wear his housecoat all day and he would still be on my list.


Dazzling Mage November 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

This post is HILARIOUS! Love it!


Melanie November 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

Why thank you


Christen November 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Definitely with you on Hank, Curran, and Packard! I can see how you might get tired of that Mongolian food after a while though. I would need to add in Aren from the McKenzie Lewis series also though. :-)


Melanie November 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

Hmmmm I have not heard of the Mackenzie Lewis series but if there is a potential new boyfriend there then I will have to check it out. :)


Becs November 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Such a great post, I don’t know any of your fictional men so you are quite welcome to them but I have a few that I like to fantasize over, although I’m very tempted to discover your men too. You can never have enough fictional men ;)
Fantastic idea and it made me laugh.


Melanie November 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

come on!!! if you don’t know any of mine then lets see if I know any of yours!



Erin November 25, 2012 at 5:22 am

I really LOVED this list. I don’t know that Trent minds the pointy ears though! And true on Curran, I’m sure he sheds… ;)


Melanie November 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

He might mind as he tends to keep them covered with his wispy blond hair. For all the black Kate wears she must have a huge stash of lint rollers to get rid of all of Curran’s sheddings


Laura November 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Interesting choices!
Jeremy rather than Clay…. Really?
Totally agree on Gwenvael – must read his book actually the series is very funny.
Curran is awesome.
I think I would have added some others – Acheron from Kennyon’s Darkhunter series, Bones from Jeaniene Frost series, and Barrons mmm from Moning’s Fever series.


Melanie November 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Yes!!! I love Jeremy. Clay is a bit too anti-social and sometimes you have to go with the older man.
I was not a big fan of Bones ….thought he was a bit too perfect.

Haven’t read the other two but heard the Moning books were quite good. Must get them


Gemma December 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

The only one I would fight you for is Trent. The rest are safe.


Melanie December 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Well I think I can cope with only 9 out of the 10


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