We've all been there. That gut-wrenching heart-stopping pain of a breakup. Sometimes all you want to do is lay in bed and cry and other times you are determined to get back on with your life and find somebody new. However, whatever stage of the breakup you're currently in, the best therapy is to curl up with your dream man. Sounds weird, I know. But let me explain.
I've recently gone through (and still going through) a pretty bad break-up and whilst men are the last thing on my mind, it's been nice to get to know some lovely characters in the books I am reading. If you're like me, a break-up means you want to stay away from most contemporary lovey-dovey perfect books, but that doesn't mean you can't obsess over fictional characters in other genres. Here are my top book boyfriends to rebound with, they will definitely help you get over your ex, without the stresses of having to speak to an actual human being. Who needs real boys, anyway?!
1. Four from the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
I wanted to start with Four as he is one of the more well-known book boyfriends out there. Protective, a little rough, but with a sweet and compassionate side - Four is one of the men I wouldn't mind cuddling up to on a cold night.
2. Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Slightly more sentimental and romantic than our tough-cookie Four, St. Clair is the perfect book boyfriend for the artsy types out there. He's adorable, funny and nerdy - what more could a girl ask for?
3. Jace from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
The ultimate bad boy with tattoos and excellent dagger skills - Jace is one of the many book boyfriends I lust after in the TMI series.
4) Jacob from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
Okay, so I've always been #TeamJacob since the beginning. His sincere friendship, strong body and angry tendencies made him the perfect man to lust after when I was younger.
5) Travis from Beautiful Disaster by Jaime McGuire
A controversial pick, but a common one. Whilst some describe him as abusive and the relationship as unhealthy, when I read this book a few years ago, I was hooked on his character. The ultimate bad boy with jealousy, anger and controlling issues - he felt exciting. As a character in a book, I could swoon and lust all I wanted, but in real life - men like this are a definite no.
Right now, I'd happily settle for a bad boy in a good book to get me out of my break-up slump. Who are your book boyfriends? What lesser-known book boyfriends would you recommend?