Jun 17 2014 11:30am

5 New Adult Heroes You’d Want to Be Handcuffed to for a Day

Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea FineToday we're pleased to welcome author Chelsea Fine to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Chelsea's latest release, Perfect Kind of Trouble, has a hero and heroine who have to get shackled together—literally, as in, handcuffed together—in order to gain an inheritance. Plus did we mention both of them have some serious attitude about the other? Perfect!   She's here to round up a list of the other New Adult heroes she wouldn't mind getting handcuffed to. Thanks, Chelsea!

1) Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Travis is like every boyfriend I ever hated loving. Haha. And I do love him. He’s a mess and he’s desperate; he’s temperamental and lost. I mean, really. He’s like the perfect boy project. Which makes him totally my type. So I’d happily handcuff myself to his side all day.

2) Camden McQueen from Sins and Needles by Karina Halle
First of all, can I just say THIS BOOK. I did not see it coming. Not in any way. Talk about two seriously screwed up characters that are perfect for each other. Gah! I totally wasn’t ready for the wild ride Sins and Needles took me on—but I loved every second of it. So Camden McQueen. What can I say? He scares me. In a hot way. Haha. He’s just so decent with such a good soul—yet he’s capable of acting so wicked and cruel! I mean, I don’t know whether to run away from him or strip my clothes off for him. Haha. He messes with my head and, as I mentioned earlier, I tend to go for guys that are a complete project. And Camden McQueen is a project. He’s broken. Hurt. Lost. But he’s also got it together. He’s smart. Careful. Loving. It’s. Just. So. Insane. So yeah. *holds out wrist* Cuff us!

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines3) Cage York from While It Lasts by Abbi Glines
I have to throw Cage in here because he was my very first New Adult character crush and, being such, I would totally chain myself up to him. I don’t think there’s a reader alive who wouldn’t want to be locked up to this guy. He’s a bad boy with a good conscience, which is the ultimate in attraction, I think. And then of course, there’s the fact that he’s smokin’ hot so…yeah. No handcuffing complaints here. ;)

4) Garrick Taylor from Losing It by Cora Carmack
Garrick is not my typical book boyfriend. Primarily because he’s got his crap together. He doesn’t need to be fixed or coddled. He’s not an unpredictable mess or a wild card. He’s stable. Reliable. And usually, I’m not attracted to that at all. Haha. But I don’t know…maybe it was his sweetness that drew me in. Maybe it was his British accent. All I know, is that I definitely would not mind being bound to Garrick for a day.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi5) Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Okay. I know what you’re going to say. The Shatter Me books are considered Young Adult and not New Adult. Personally, I think they fall more into a New Adult category, but that’s not the point. The POINT is that Warner completely undid me and I don’t care what genre or category his character falls into. I just want to be handcuffed to his lovely broken darkness for as long as possible! He’s in my head, guys. I love him. I love him so much. I love the bad-boy-turned-good-guy story arc, just in general, but Tahereh Mafi wrote something truly unique when she created the Shatter Me books. I hated Warner. HATED him. I wanted to throw him through a window and toss a grand piano out after him. And I LOVED Adam. But then…then…THEN I was suddenly ripped away from everything I thought I knew and I was no longer Team Adam or Team Any-Guy-Aside-From-WARNER. Just Warner. I just—I can’t even. He is selfishly unselfish and I know that doesn’t make sense but I don’t know how else to describe the way I see him. I would gladly handcuff myself to Aaron Warner for all eternity because I know that if he loved me nothing else would matter. NOTHING.

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Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She's ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

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1. Kadiya
Seriously, you are making me add books to my 1000+ book TBR. That is just so not fair. Not fair at all!!

All non-joking aside, Jared from Bully (Penelope Douglas) and Pax from If You Stay (Courtney Cole) because I haven't read any of the books on your list.
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
You're making me SO curious about Warner. I didn't read past Shatter Me because I had a feeling Mafi was setting up a triangle, and I just REALLY disliked Warner. Yet, I have to say that even in Book 1 the guy was very interesting whereas it felt like Adam maybe wasn't going to be the hero I wanted him to be through the whole series.

Idk, idk, it's been a while since I read the book, but long story short: Hearing about your 180 on him is making me contemplate picking the series up again. Thanks!

ETA: Also! Handcuffed hero and heroine + love/hate + shenanigans = right up my alley. Looking forward to checking out your latest release.
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