Welcome to Round Two of the Book Boyfriend March Madness tournament! Things are going to get heated as these final 16 book boyfriends battle it out to be number one!
Today we have the final 4 matches and they are very exciting! So get that voting finger ready to go if you want to see your boy advance!
Favorite Kale Quotes:
“If I had the ability to touch anyone else in this world, I still don’t believe I’d want it to be anyone but you.”
“One down,” I said, turning to Kale. He wasn’t paying attention. His gaze was fixed on the red silk baby doll in my hand.
What is this?” he asked, rubbing the satiny material between his fingers.
“Clothes” I said. “For women.”
His eyes widened. “Girls wear this?”
“Yeah, but usually not for long” I chuckled.
Kale turned as red as the teddy. “Are you going to wear this now?”
“Umm. No,” I said, blushing.
He seemed a little disappointed and I stifled a laugh.”
“I understand now, Dez,” his whispered sleepily. “I understand the hand thing.”
What Readers Are Saying About Kale:
“All of Accardo’s characters were well-written and I adored sweet and innocent Kale. While reading this, he reminded me of Kyle from Kyle XY (loved that show), a curious, sexy guy hidden from the real world, with amazing super powers. Kale and Deznee’s relationship is crazy good from the moment they first see each other until the epic ending, I honestly couldn’t put this book down.”- Vi
“And Kale was a great male lead. From his cute cluelessness, to awesome ninja bad-ass-ness, not to mention plain out smokin’ hotness, he was an amazing character. His unique skills, being able to kill anything with his touch, just upped his cool factor.”- Trish
“Kale. Well how do I put him into words. Indescribable. Maybe. But he is amazing. An innocent sweet guy lost in a killer’s body.”- Annie
Favorite Jackson Quotes:
“Well, go ahead, try it on,” Jackson says as he leans against the wall beside my window, his arms crossed. “I won’t watch. Much.”
“Can I…touch you?” I ask.
“Touch me? Where?” He grins.
I pretend-punch his chest. “Not like that. I just want to…” I trace my fingers down the sides of his face, forming lines on his cheeks, down his neck, smoothing my hands over his shoulders and arms.
He glances up sideways, his hair once again shadowing his eyes. “What can I say? For me, it has always been you…”
What Readers Are Saying About Jackson:
“We see so many different sides to Jackson in this book and it made me love him so much more than I already did. He is strong and determined, but there is a vulnerability to him that breaks my heart.”- Jessica
“Jackson is incredibly protective of Ari, he’s strong and on the right track, he’s got a great mind, and he can be vulnerable too. That last side just about broke me into pieces, guys. Jackson, open and hurt and vulnerable? Yeah. But it made me admire him so much more because of his ability to hold it together on the surface.”- Richa
“As for Jackson, well what can I say? I fell for him! Another one to my list of hot swoon worthy guys! He gorgeous, complicated and mysterious oh and also an Ancient A.K.A alien!”-Ally
Earic is a Knight Templar… with a special weakness for Zayn. He is loyal, honest, and keeps his sense of humor in most things. He is deceptively deadly.
Favorite Earic Quotes:
“Have you ever played with fire?”
“…They torment me no longer, for fear of my fist.”
“Do you intend to fight me or bed me?”
A feeling unlike any other she’d ever experience bloomed in her chest. The strangeness of it thrilled her, terrified her. When his mouth found hers, she once again felt that melting sensation, so soft and warm and yet utterly earth shattering. He slipped an arm around her waist, holding her tightly against him. He cradled her head; stroked her jawline with his thumb. Her body tingled from his touch, and this time she didn’t resist it.
What Readers Are Saying About Earic:
“Earic was great – he’s a perfect blend of charming, funny, protective and kind. We get to see flashbacks of Zayn’s childhood – the times spent with Earic, and he was adorable even back then. I loved seeing how their friendship developed early on, and then blossomed into something more after they meet again several years later.”-Richa
“Earic was also wonderful. We only get glimpses of his character from Zayn’s memories for about the first half, but those glimpses made me like him right away. Then, when he came into the picture, I liked him even more. He was very strong and loyal to what he believed in, even if it sometimes meant going against the rules. And he was so sweet and devoted to Zayn. I just adored him. I thought he was wonderful.”-Farrah
“I loved Earic. He matches Zayn in strength, but he, at least to me, seems to be a little bit deadlier than she. While Zayn fights for revenge, Earic fights for a cause and purpose. He’s been trained longer than she has, and he believes in his cause. What I admire about Earic is he is still just as fiercely loyal and protective of Zayn as he always was, and then some.”-Mundie Moms
What Readers Are Saying About Z:
“After cracking through his shell and finding out more about Z he won me over. He ended up being there for Olivia when no one else was and being completely selfless with her in the end.”- Crystal
” Z is also a likeable character and the chemistry between the two of them really works.”- Trish
“Z, well, what can I say about Z. Mysterious from the beginning. He pretended to be satisfied and happy where he was, with what he was doing. But it was obvious he was anything but. Mostly, he stuck around to protect the other kids in Mr. Villain’s house. Z was kind of like the big brother to them all. He protected them, took the blame, recruited new kids, etc. etc. And I’m pretty sure he would’ve stayed in this position for quite a while because he simply didn’t think he had any other options.”- Vanya
Bringing the Swoon….
“Why?” I ask him. “Why are you so nice to me?”
I love his strength. Love that he doesn’t even hesitate before saying, “Because you were my first crush. Because I used to watch you follow your dreams with your pottery and listen to you laugh with your friends. You were happy, and I loved your smile. Because I had to work up the courage to ask you to dance and I did. Then we had to move and the one thing I missed was that smile. I watched my sister lose hers and watched my family fall apart and when I came back here? I wanted to see your smile again. Because you’re beautiful when you smile and you’ve lost it, too. I want you to conquer this because what the hell is the purpose in it all, if the first girl I ever danced with loses her smile?”
What Readers Are Saying About Christian:
“I absolutely adored Christian! He was so patient, caring, and compassionate towards Brynn. He was a fun person, who found a way to pull her out of herself, when no one else could. Christian was good looking with his blue eyes, longish dark hair, and had a sparkling and very charming personality. Yet, it was his big heart that drew me to his character.”- Lindy
“I was really happy when Christian entered the story. I really liked his character. Like Brynn, he has his faults. What I liked about him is that he just didn’t give a crap about certain things, especially when it came to the rumors of Brynn.”- Magen
“Christian is all kinds of awesome. He is dealing with his own issues, but his charisma, intelligence and wit constantly shine through. He has a genuine desire to help Brynn move on from her demons, and I loved his attitude, and the way he went about being there for her.”-AJ
Favorite Christian Quotes:
“Did you ever think, Bryntastic, that I might want to be friends?” he whispers close, so close to me I feel his breath on my neck … “That I remember the girl who used to love laughing? Who used to blush all the time? The first girl I ever danced with?”
“I can’t believe my music isn’t inspiring you. Guys who play guitar are supposed to be hot, right? I know I find hotness inspiring.”
“I see her now.”
I stop and look at him. “Um, see who?”
“You. The girl I used to know.”
What Readers Are Saying About Lukas:
“Lukas, the hot new client is more than he seems, way more. He is danger, temptation, and gentleman all rolled into one gorgeous host. His story is one that bleeds sadness and revenge, one that tugs at the heart, but it is one that he has accepted, sadly. Until he met Jessie that is. Suddenly he wants so much more, he wants it all; the life he never had and the love he never got. As he races against time he finds his attachment to this place deepen, but even when his ultimate dream is thrown at him he refuses to put his curse on someone else. Lukas really is a gentleman and despite what he is has a soul that stands true and selfless.”- Danielle Y.
“Lukas was an interesting character. Chained to the sin of wrath by a vengeful witch back in the 1800′s, he’s a fish out of water when it comes to modernity which led to some hilarious moments of interaction with Jessie. He was sweet and respectful with an edge and I liked his connection not just with Jessie but the secondary characters in particular Jessie’s mom.”- Danielle K.
“And Lukas was no exception. Sweet, caring and goofy at times, Lukas has to be one of the nicest YA love interest I’ve come across. As much as I love my bad-boys in my YA novels, I seem to have a greater attraction to the nice ones.”- Nick
Favorite Dante Quotes:
“How can someone be cruel
to this chick? It’s like picking a
fight with a chipmunk.”
“I glance in the mirror. Surprise,
surprise—I look finger-lickin’
“My eyes widen at
the sight of her. This is the girl
Boss Man is after? She looks like a
porcelain doll…beat three times
with an ugly stick.”
“Big surprise. You didn’t dress up.”
“I came as Awesome Sauce,” I say. “You probably wouldn’t recognize it.”
What Readers Are Saying About Dante:
“I’m going to come out and say that Dante Walker was infuriatingly sexy. He can talk the talk, walk the walk, and he can bring it to the next level. He was a fine piece of soul collecting, red loving, and big mouth attention grabbing presence of a specimen that I could not help but love to death.”- Jessirae
“Dante Walker IS flippin’ awesome. I love that this book is in his point-of-view, and not Charlie’s, or in third person. There aren’t enough good YA books in first-person male point-of-view. And he is so interesting! His thought processes are so unique, and I suppose that’s because he is so fantastic, right? :D”- Alyssa
“Dante is one bad mother. I fell in love with him from the first page of THE COLLECTOR. I knew going in that Dante would be a little rough around the edges, and Scott doesn’t hold back with the true bad boy character, for which is extremely refreshing. He doesn’t wobble, walking the line between good and bad, he’s full-on and doesn’t hold back. I found Dante’s swagger and cocky-as-all get-out attitude humorous and deserving of sworn-worthy praise.”-Trisha