Best Book Boyfriends of 2015
Bah! This one was hard! The restriction that the book had to have been released in 2015 makes it difficult for me. I didn’t read very many new releases this year. So, like yesterday, this list is only going to be 6 titles.
Charles Cornick from Dead Heat
Author: Patricia Briggs
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Alpha and Omega #4
Link to Review
Charles has a quiet intensity that I really love. His relationship with Anna, which is based on mutual respect and companionship is my favorite aspect of Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series. If you’ve avoided these books because you don’t like Adam from Briggs’ main Mercy Thompson books, I would suggest reconsidering giving this series a try. I’m not a fan of Adam or the relationship dynamic between him and Mercy in the main series, but I love the Alpha and Omega books.
Naasir reminded me a lot of one of Singh’s changeling characters from her Psy/Changeling series. I liked that his thought process was so outside of the norm and that he had to make an actual effort to fit in with the rest of the characters. It made the heroine getting to see his real reactions and thought process all the more rewarding for the reader.
Dominec Giroux is a little crazy from being held captive by an organization that experiments on shifters. Like Naasir, his thought process is a little…off. It made him a fun character to watch throughout the book, since he was a bit of a loose cannon.
I won’t explain Sherlock Holmes’ character because…it’s Sherlock Holmes. In this series, King stays very loyal to the original character. She only makes slight modifications to Holmes, which is mostly attributed to his age.
Going into Soulbound, I had been worried that I wouldn’t like Adam. In the previous book, he had kept the heroine of this story captive. So, I was worried about Callihan being able to redeem him. She did a wonderful job of not only putting the hero and heroine on equal terms, but making me actually want to see Adam forgiven. (This is a harder feat than it sounds since I loathe captive heroine stories.) By the end, I was completely on board with Adam.
I feel like this one is cheating since it’s only 60 pages, but I’m scrapping the barrel here. Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney) is a wonderful character and I loved getting to see him front and center in this prequel to Harper’s Half-Moon Hollow series. However, if you haven’t read any of the main Jane Jameson books, I wouldn’t recommend picking this short story up.