Jun 29 2011 9:02am

Who Floats Your (Book) Boat?: The Book Character You’d Most Like to Sleep With

Recently, the Huffington Post asked its readers which book characters they’d most like to sleep with; answers ranged from the obvious (Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy, the Sookie Stackhouse series’ Eric Northman) to the WTFness, as in Victor Mancini, a sex addict and con man, from Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke.

A short list (from one of us, at least) might include Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series,  Lord Dain from Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels, Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, Rehvenge from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and Bastian Touissant from Anne Stuart’s Black Ice.

Now we wanna hear from you: Who’s your pick for the book character you’d most like to sleep with?

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Rebecca WS
1. Rebecca WS
Definitely Curran, from the Kate Daniels series! Rawr!
Vicki Gooderson
2. vickigood
Sam, from the Sookie books. Something about the red gold hair
Rebecca WS
3. Nicole Rose Pryor
Rick, the main character of the novel I'm currently writing. My runner up is Luke, Lizzie's seemingly perfect boyfriend from Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble series.
Rebecca WS
4. Sally Quilford
Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre please. Or Zarek Michaelis from Kate Walker's The Good Greek Wife.
Rebecca WS
5. Maria Lokken
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say who I wouldn't sleep with - any of the heroes from the BDB series. While I LOVE these guys and the books that feature them - I prefer a man with a 'beating' heart.
Rebecca WS
6. Lily White LeFevre
Francis Crawford of Lymond. Forever and always. :)
Rebecca WS
7. Teresa Morgan
Going on the books I've read so far this year, Ratty (Miles Rattenbury) from Starting Over by Sue Moorcroft. Or Sean McElroy from Liz Fielding's Tempted By Trouble if Ratty isn't free.
Rebecca WS
8. bungluna
Cal from "Bet Me" - sex and KrispyKremes, what more could you ask for? Or Shane from "Agnes and The Hitman" - sex and a new A/C. I guess I'm a sucker for Jennifer Crusie heroes.
Barbara Jones
9. bimmergrl
Dare Macintosh of Lori Foster's When You Dare, Bones of Night Huntress series, or BDB's Vishous. :)
Lorraine Seaman
10. jsmom2
Jared Ryder, Viscount Chillhurst "Deception" by Amanda Quick
Laurie Gold
11. LaurieGold
No fair...the heroes of most of my favorite romance novels are the stuf of fantasy! How is it even possible to answer this question? I can't imagine kicking any of them out of my fantasy bed.
Rebecca WS
12. Cassy
@LaurieGold, I agree!!! But...if I had to choose ...I might say Bones, from Frost's Night Huntress Series, of course any of the BDB, and definately any of Kresley Cole's demons. I was nervous about the horns at first (thought they might ick me out) but who knew? Apparently I have a freak flag waving for those "horny" bastards!!! ;D
Rebecca WS
13. JacquiC
If I had to choose, I'd say Jack Travis of Kleypas' Smooth Talking Stranger, or Hardy Cates from Kleypas' The Blue Eyed Devil. Sigh.
Carrie Strickler
14. DyslexicSquirrel
Daegus MacKelter. He can chase me down in a field any time he wants.

Or Joe Winston from Say No to Joe? by Lori Foster. He was my first book boyfriend. Totally feeds into this thing I have for older men.
Rebecca WS
15. Sapphire
All three of the sem brothers in Larissa Ione's Demonica series ;) And Than from the spinoff. Lol. Also Eric Northman from True Blood. It's so hard to choose!
Myretta Robens
16. Myretta
Loretta Chase heroes (Not Dain - Too much work): Rupert Carsington (Mr. Impossible) and Vere Mallory, Duke of Ainswood (The Last Hellion). What do they have in common other than Loretta? A fabulous sense of humor.
Rebecca WS
17. Jazmin
Any of the guys from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. Especially Lachlain MacRieve, Conrad Wroth, and Malkom Slaine ;-9
Carmen Pinzon
18. bungluna
I forgot to mention my favorite profesor: Carter from "Vision in White".
Rebecca WS
19. maria cristina
Definitely one of the Ward's Brotherhood, probably Rehvenge or Rhege, they are my favourites but choosing is not so easy.......
Rebecca WS
20. Kiru Taye
Darius from The Falcon series by Denise Lynn
Nicolo from The Princes' Brides series by Sandra Marton
Ethan from Star of his Heart by Brenda Jackson (Love in the Limelight series)
Rebecca WS
21. sandlog
I would say Vane from Kenyon's Night Play, any guy who'd buy a necklace for a stranger & admits he likes a woman who's shaped like a woman is aces in my book.
Rebecca WS
22. njoireading
Leo from Not Quite a Husband
Rebecca WS
23. JustLurkin
I love Lisa Kleypas, so my fave hero of her..Derek Craven. I love that he isnt some smooth talking pretty, but all man!!!
Rebecca WS
25. Lucky4
RANGER!!!!! At first I couldn't think of one but if I had to pick just one he'd be my main squeeze!
Rebecca WS
26. evie73
Oh boy, where does one start?? Vishous and/or Butch. Roarke, Nathaniel, Ranger....any cowboy from Linda Lael Miller/Diana Palmer....the Mackenzie Brothers..throw in a highlander to round it all off and I'm good to go :) Oh yeah let's not forget the SEALs and the BAD officers out there either.
Marissa Culp
27. zebrareader
How about which one wouldn't I sleep with? That would be so much easier to answer!
Rebecca WS
28. SillyJaime @ Jaime 2.0
Mr. Darcy, hands down.
Rebecca WS
29. rdsangel127117
Vane Kattalakis from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Night Play and Garreth MacRieve from Kresley Cole's Pleasure of a Dark Prince. Have mercy!!!
jasmin hay
30. yasamin
This is too hard. Mr Darcy would be a gentle lover but Barrons would be a passionate lover and Bones would be a playful lover. I think I would alternate from these 3.
Rebecca WS
31. Squirrel
I wanna be in a (( J.R. Ward)) Rhage/Vishous sammich, with me in the middle, having the time of her fricking LIFE...
Rebecca WS
32. Paris
Daegus from Karen Marie Moning's The Dark Highlander (5th book in Highlander series.) THE best Alpha male ever written. Yes, more so than Barrons.
Rebecca WS
33. Missy S
Oh, what a question... there is a large number of leading men in my novels I'd love to snuggle up with. :) (Terrible, I know.) But let's see... Lord Maccon of Soulless. Scottish too... and a werewolf. Mmm... Um, Alexander from Bitter Night. All that pent up aggression and energy but with the manners of a man from ancient Greece. Oh, Dimitri from The Dangerous Book of Demon Slayers by Angie Fox. Another Greek. Adam from Patricia Brigg's Mercy series... oh man, I could go on all day!
Rebecca WS
34. So Cal Jesi
Acheron from the Dark Hunter series is my number one, any BDB of the boys, Eric Northman, Bones (sorry Cat!) or Vlad Tepesh....
Rebecca WS
35. So Cal Jesi
I can't believe no one has picked Ash yet.... He's like sex on a stick!!!! rawr!
Rebecca WS
36. creech95421
Any Dark Hunter male and I am SOOOO there, they are all amazingly HOT!!!!
Rebecca WS
37. Juliann
Oh jeez, there's so MANY... lol. Vlad or Bones definitely, any of the BDB males (but most particularly JM), Garreth from the IAD series... actually, any of the Lykae would be nice...! LOL
Rebecca WS
38. Krismas29
Ohh...gimme some Hawke from Nalini Singh's Psy/Changling series. Love him!
Terri Roller
39. tdroller
Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovitch!
40. Janet_Mullany
My usual answer is "anything with a pulse" which I may have to amend given the Undead options, but otherwise it's Henry Tilney all the way, baby. He knows about washing muslin and you can't ask for much more than that.
Rebecca WS
41. magda61
Definitely the Dark Carpathians from Christine Feehan's Dark books; especially Lucian Daratrazanoff of Dark Guardian!!!! Yummy!
42. ChelseaMueller
It's a long list. LOL. But at the top, like others have said, is Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series and a few of the BDB guys -- Z, V and Rhev.

But, I'll add one more in that no one else has mentioned. I'd fully take on Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series. Just think back to the tunnel scene, then the bathroom scene in CITY OF GHOSTS and you'll be done for.
Rebecca WS
43. Marlene Howard
I love love Bones and most of the bdb. I also like Jean Claude from Anita Blake series and Frost from Meredith Gentry. Barrons also just does it for me. I love Christine Feehan's men especially Gator in the Ghostwalker series. And Aleksandr in the Drake sisters. I could go on and on those alpha male there's just something about them.
rachel sternberg
44. rae70
Bones, Barrons, Adam Black, Eric Northman and Jamie Fraiser from the Outlander series!
Rebecca WS
45. Stephanie K.
Barrons, Ian from the Night Huntress series, Roarke, Hunter from the Zodiac series, Rehv from the BDB series, Charles from the Alpha and Omega series, Adam from the Mercy Thompson series, and Trent from the Rachel Morgan series.
Rebecca WS
46. LailaLove
Umm...Given the freedom to pick, I'd have to say:
Bones (Night Huntress Series), Acheron (Dark-Hunters), Garreth MacRieve (Immortals after Dark), Torin (Lords of the Underworld), Zsadist (Black Dagger Brotherhood) and...
Circenn Brodie from Karen Marie Moning's Highlander Series

Haha I love a guy with a tortured soul and a painful past, obviously lol
Rebecca WS
47. Whoo123
Definitely either Raphael from Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series, Bones or Barrons. Curran would be soo yummy though...and so would Adam for that matter. I can't decide!
Carrie Strickler
48. DyslexicSquirrel
@VBCChelsea: I'd take the bathroom scene over the tunnel one, though. I don't even want to think about what was on the ground in that tunnel. Of course I don't think about it while I'm reading it lol But afterward I can't help but think "Eww..."
Charli Mac
49. CharliMac
Woo hoo @rae70. I thought I'd be the only one to mention Scotty too hottie, JAMIE FRASER. He is my only pick. Sexy, funny, and ha cha cha!
Rebecca WS
50. HeatherB
I would have to say Derek Craven from "Dreaming of You" by Lisa Kleypas. The one man I would run away with anyday. *sigh*
51. ldoudna
Oh so many.....Any of the Carpathians, Dark Hunters, BDB, or Roarke. And cannot forget my first love, Jamie Fraser from the Outlander
April Newton
52. lakelandpoet
As partial as I am to the BDB, I have to say that for me this is a no-brainer. Reyes Farrow from First Grave on the Right. That man gives me tingles in places I didn't know could tingle!
Tara B
53. box5angel
Bones from The Night Huntress series. Lord Gage Dumont from the historical romance novel, Midnight Warrior by Iris Johansen. Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. Rochester from Jane Eyre. Bruiser (he's starting to grow on me) from the Jane Yellowrock series. Trahern MacEgan from Surrender to An Irish Warrior historical romance. Ok, I could actually go on and on, so I'll stop now. lol
Tara B
54. box5angel
Ok, I had to add more. lol Khefar from Seressia Glass' Shadowchasers series. James Drummond from Highland Wolf by Hannah Howell. Nicholas Grey from the historical romance Midnight by Beverly Jenkins. And Danaus from Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days series.
Rebecca WS
55. Carol1487
Here we go...Ian from The Host, Mercury from Mercury War (The Breeds by Lora Leigh), Vane from Night Play ( Dark Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon), Phury from BDD, Benedickt (Katie Macalisters Dark Ones, Jack (Christine Feehan Conspiracy Game), Jackson (Christine Feehan Hidden Currents), Falcon (Christine Feehan Dark Dreamers), Kadesty (Lara Adrian Midnight Breed), Styx (Alexandra Ivy Gaurdians of Eternity), Aiden ( KResley Cole Ddreams of a Darl Warrior), Liam (Jennifer Ashley Pride Mates), Dimitri and Adrian(Richelle Mead Vampire Acadamy), Alaric ( Alyssa Day Warriors of Atlantis), Vincent (Lynsay Sands A Bite to Remember), Graham (Christine Warren Big Bad Wolf), Darius (Jennifer Ashley/Robin Popp Immortals: The Darkening), Julian (Jacquelyn Frank The Gatherers Series, Gideon (JAcquelyn Frank The Nightwalkers) and many more.....
Rebecca WS
56. EmJey Tibo
Wow. I see that I have a lot of reading to do in the very near future. But for now, the ones who float my boat are... (drum roll please!)

Jamie Fraser (Outlander series); Drustan MacKeltar (Highlander series); Barrons, most definitly; Blue McCoy (from Suzanne Brockmann's Tall Dark and Dangerous series); and the last one, I just can't help it, I'm a fan of the TV show so... Alcide Herveaux. Oh yeah, Baby, yeah!!
Rebecca WS
57. Cyn
There are so many, but here are my favs:
Duke of Ainsley in Waking up with the Duke by Lorraine Heath.
Master Marcus in Make Me, Sir by Cherise Sinclair.
Brian in Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning.
Vinter in Simple Need by Lissa Matthews.
Johnny in Whisper No Lies by Cindy Gerard.
Rebecca WS
58. rdsangel127117
Okay, so I just knew I was leaving a lot out the first time I posted. Those were the only two that came to mind at the time. Here are the rest. I know the list is long, but I just couldn't help it!!! Acheron Acheron Sherrilyn Kenyon; Rhys Hawkes Seducing the Vampire Michele Hauf; Nikolai Steele Renegade Lora Leigh; Shade Desire Unchained Larissa Ione; Garrett Kelly Hidden Away Maya Banks; Jack Savage The Darkest Heart Brenda Joyce; Rafe McCay The Touch of Fire Linda Howard; Sterling Chase (Harvard) The Midnight Breed Series (His book is coming out next year. Finally! Can't wait!!!) Lara Adrian; Varian duFey Knight of Darkness Kinley MacGregor (Sherrilyn Kenyon); Jacob Blackhawk Private Treaty Kathleen Eagle; Tegan Midnight Awakening Lara Adrian; Rhage Lover Eternal J.R. Ward; Rhys ap Griffith The Eagle's Song Marylyle Rogers; Julian Alexander Fantasy Lover Sherrilyn Kenyon; Luca Ambrus Blood Born Linda Howard & Linda Jones; Vishous Lover Unbound J.R. Ward; Mencheres Eternal Kiss of Darkness Jeaniene Frost; Draven de Montague Master of Desire Kinley MacGregor (Sherrilyn Kenyon); Cole Latimer Ashes in the Wind Kathleen E. Woodiwiss; Keith Curtis Castles in the Air Patricia Gallagher.
romance reader
59. bookstorecat
I have thought about it and thought about it...and I can't think of even ONE. Even my fave heroes of all time (Capt. Wentworth & Mr. Rochester), don't particularly inspire me to heights of lust. Maybe my reaction was when I first read Persuasion & Jane Eyre as a teenager. I've read both those stories so many times, it's not like I don't LOVE the characters. But...maybe now it's like we've been married for years and I'm thinking, "I could have sex, or I could get a jump start on the weekend project I had planned...hmmm. Sex or grouting, eenie, meanie, miney, mo..."
Rebecca WS
60. Julie P.
Just off the top of my head:
Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion.
Michael Stirling from When He Was Wicked.
Colin Bridgerton from Romancing Mr. Bridgerton.
John Blackwood from Dancing at Midnight.
Adam Marshall from A Very Special Favor.
Marcus, Lord Westcliff from It Happened One Autumn.
Harry, Viscount Marlowe from And Then He Kissed Her.
Jack Devlin from Suddenly You.

I think they could keep me happy for a while. :-D
Rebecca WS
61. southernwoman9
I agree with so many of you! Well, my faves are Sebastian Wroth and Garreth MacRieve from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. Also, from Lisa Kleypas's books: Lord Westcliff from It Happened One Autumn, Sir Ross Cannon from Lady Sophia's Lover, and Harry Rutledge from Tempt Me at Twilight. They are all hot, hot, hot, but Sebastian takes the cake!
Rebecca WS
62. Gail Spoldir kangxi
There are so many hot and sexy guys out there...but I really would like to see more of & spend quality time with Alcide (Joe Manganiello) from True Blood :-)
I think its getting hot in here. LOL
Rebecca WS
63. gsryley
Sorry to Gail Spoldir kangxi(comment #62), IDK how my comment got tagged with your moniker. So sorry.
Rebecca WS
64. Sighelle
Zsadist from BDB books.
Roarke from the Eve Dallas series.
Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Mercury, Jonas, Lawe, Rule, (okay, this list is too long to narrow down, but these are two of my fav. and two of my I-can't-wait-for-their-book) from the Breed series.
Gator from Christine Feehan's "Game" series and probably Julian from her Carpathian series because he started my whole paranormal romance obsession
Rachel Hyland
65. RachelHyland
It's funny, as I was reading this most excellent post, and then the comments that followed it, all I could think was: nope, sorry, don't want to get it on with a fictional character, no matter how irresistibly sexy they are made out to be, or how much I did their sense of humor/personality/abs.

But then I got to comment 25. Lucky4:


And then I totally changed my mind. 'Cause... yeah.

Mr. Darcy not so much. I don't like to think of what goes on behind the bedroom doors of my Trads, and you don't get much more Trad than Austen.
Rebecca WS
66. Grace S
What a question....

Jamie Frasier from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Roarke from JB Robb's In Death books

Tegan from Lara Adrian's Midnight Breeds

Reule from Jacqueline Frank's Drink of Me

Rhage from the BDB

Kaden from Christine Feehan's Murder Game

Jonas, Matthias and Hawke from Lora Leigh's Breed series

Dare McIntosh from Lori Foster's When You Dare

Any of the Kelly brothers from Maya Banks' KGI series

Natches McKay from Lora Leigh's Nauti series

Vane from Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lucas from Cynthia Eden's Never Cry Wolf

Archangel of New York Rafael from Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series
Rebecca WS
67. Roxy
Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon, Vishouse, Zadist and Rhage from J R Ward, Lachlan, Malkom and Sebastian from Kresley Cole, Roarke from J D Robb, Barrons from K M M, Michah and Richard from LKH, Mr Darcy, Erik from True Blood, Hawke and Rahpael from Nalini Singh, and the list goes on....
68. CindysGotItBad
Bones from Cat and Bones series..."Z" from the BDB series...Ethan from Chicagoland Vampire series...Green and Bracken from the Little Goddess series...Jean Claude and Asher from the Anita Blake series...Acheron from the Dark Hunter series...Gideon and Daegan Rei from the Vampire Queen series...Caleb from the Moon Rising list goes on and on...I'd be one busy little beaver...and one very satisfied woman...
Rebecca WS
69. Saintsfan
BDB: Z and JM! Nauti Boys series: ALL OF THEM
Rebecca WS
70. Robscat
Has anyone else noticed that there are men so unforgetable that noone needs name the book? eg...Ranger, Jamie, Roarke. That pretty much mentions MY group...especially when my husband said 'very casually' over dinner one night...'Who's Jamie?' 'cause I'd rolled over in the night and snuggled up to him and my sleep "I love you Jamie." I had been hot and heavy into an OUTLANDER marathon.
But I really do need to mention Wolfe Mackenzie. Do I need to mention the book?
Carrie Strickler
71. DyslexicSquirrel
I have to amend because I realized my oversight reading other people's posts.

Vischous and Butch. At the same time.

Oh, come on, don't tell me you've never thought about it!
Rebecca WS
72. DelightsInBooks
Yeah, the top ones would be Roarke, Ranger, Jamie, and Bones along with most any of the guys in BDB, Callan Lyons from Breeds, Raphael from Guild Hunter, Jean-Claude, any of Lora Leigh's Bound Hearts men...
Nicole Noffsinger
I can't name just one-but here's my list!

1.Acheron from DH Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2.Vane Kattalakis DH Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3.Robby Mackay from Love at Stakes Series by Kerrelyn Sparks
4.Ian McPhie-Love at Stakes Series by Kerrelyn Sparks
5.Zsadist from Black Dagger Brotherhood-JR Ward
6.Rehvenge BDB JR Ward
7.Rhage BDB JR Ward
8.Remi Peltier S.Kenyon
9.Mercury Warrant Lora Leigh
10.Cabal St.James Lora Leigh
11.Lucien Midnight Breed Series by Laura Adrian
and those are just off the top of my head.
Jennifer Brian
74. JennBrian
Too many choices, the dark hunters, the BDB guys, the highlanders, the league, Anita Blakes army of choices, the Midnight Breed men, Barrons and Roake from Nora Roberts....TOO MANY!
Nicole Estes
76. nestes
Garreth, Kresley Cole -- couldn't wait for this book after he was introduced in the first book, and he did not disappoint!

Kisten, Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series

Mercury, Lora Leigh's Breeds
Rebecca WS
77. heidenkind
Most recently, Will Killian from The Ghost and the Goth. I am in total book lust with him
Melanie Thomas
78. missmelthomas
I have many, many book boyfriends so I'll give you my top 5; Vlad - Night Huntress, Spike - Shifters Unbound, Smoky - Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld, Vishous - BDB, Gideon - Lords of the Underworld.
Rebecca WS
79. Kristen G
Zsadist or Vishous from the Black Dagger Brotherhood
or Acheron from Dark-Hunters. Yummy...,
Rebecca WS
80. Emelie
I know, all of my favourite guys are probably already listed, but just when I started writing this, my playlist started playing Jace Everett's "Bad things" (theme song True Blood)... so here's my list:

- Eric, Alcide and Jason... can't choose.
- Jack Travis (Smooth Talking Stranger, Lisa Kleypas)
- Roarke
- Ranger
- Any guy from BDB, because of every single reason listed above
- Riley (Branded by Fire, Nalini Singh's Psy series)
- Hawke (Kiss of Snow, also the Psy series)
- Wes Skelly (Night Watch, Suzanne Brockmann's Team Ten series)

Well, I think I fall in love with every guy I read about, so the list could go on, but these guys makes me wanna... hrm, yeah.
rhiannon tala
81. needz2dream
Tho may start sounding like 'broken record' all time choice would be:
{Dark-Hunters Series} by Sherrilyn Kenyon!
1-'Acheron' Since 1st appearance..uh..have been with him *Whew*! {Think Simi's kewl, too...but really hope she won't find out & If does, doesn't decide to use her BBQ sauce on me *Shivers* after making Xtra Crispy...her fav *Gulp*}
{Carpathians Dark-Series} by Christine Feehan!
2-'Gregori' Gifted healer, warrior, Prince's#2..Sexy alpha male*yum*
3-'Prince Mikhail' Royalty/Leader of magickal
{Wings in the Night/Twilight Fantasies-Series} by Maggie Shayne
4-'Roland de Courtemanche' Immortal,
5-'Eric Marquand' Brilliant, immortal, sexy...
6-'Damien Namtar' aka 'Gilgamesh' 1st Vampire, Sexy, Immortal...
Just the short list, of those that could think of 1st...
So many Paranormal Heros would love to...uh...that are to numerious to List!
)0( Warmest Blessings )0(

*Paranormal Romance is Magickal*
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