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Favorite Characters of 2017

The best books are those that stay with you and nothing stays with you more than a character you fall in love with. Whether it’s because you admire something about them, seen them overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles or that they just make you smile every time you think of them, it isn’t a coincidences that our favourite characters appear in our favourite books list. So, we’ve put together a list of the characters that we have had on our mind all through out 2017 and undoubtedly for many more years to come.

~Suzanne~

Connor ‘Mad’ Rogan & Nevada Baylor from the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews

The Hidden Legacy series is one of my favourites and there are two major reasons for this: Mad Rogan and Nevada Baylor. With Nevada they incorporated everything I like in a heroine, brave, principled, tough, compassionate and intelligent. She may not be the strongest person in the room, but she is smart and brave enough that she somehow manages to limp away to fight another day. And fight she will if she believes it is the right thing to do or anyone amongst her quirky family members are threatened.

As for Mad Rogan…is he mad? A little. But mostly he is focussed, deadly and powerful. He will mostly leave you alone as long as you don’t rattle him or go after anyone he considers his. That includes employees, friends and now Nevada Baylor. Much like Nevada I viewed him as a dragon, lethal and other with a deadly bite. Together they are one of my favourite couples and the last two books in the series, White Hot and Wildfire, which were released this year are amongst my best reads of 2017.  

My Reviews

Gwen Proctor from the Stillhouse Lake series by Rachel Caine

My poor Gwen! That woman has had it TOUGH. But, instead of crumbling she just got tougher. On the run for  being the unsuspecting wife of serial killer Gwen has to hide from those who think, wrongly, that she had something to do with her ex-husband’s crimes. From those sending her your standard hate mail, to those threatening not just her life, but that of her children. All whilst being taunted by her ex-husband who seems determined to make her his next victim, even from behind bars. You can’t help but admire Gwen, she desperately wants to protect her children from all the hate and create a normal life even if it seems impossible. You have to love that kind of determination as well as the total bad ass make over she had to give herself to survive. This year she has definitely become one of my favourite heroines.

My Reviews

Valentin from Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Can I add a character just for being so damn adorable? Welp, I think I just did! Valentin is the hero of Silver Silence the first book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity. He is also a bear shifter, but not just ANY bear shifter, but the Alpha. However, despite being a fierce and deadly predator…he’s also darn cute. And adorable. And likes cuddles. Singh once again proves that she knows exactly how to write a hero that not only is the heroine going to fall in love with, but the reader will to.

My Reviews

~Annie~

Gabriel St. Vincent from Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

What is it about these St. Vincent men that get to me? Sweet and seductive in their own way, Gabriel had a lot of live up to with his father being one of my fave heroes ever. But he certainly won me over with his charm and sexiness.

My Review

Mercy Thompson from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

Countless times over the course of the series, I have been impressed with her growth and progress. But with the release of the latest book, I am once again blown away with the strength that this heroine has. Her quiet strength is respectable and I just love how she continues to show her poise even in times of distress. She’s definitely a heroine that everyone can emulate!

My Review

Branwen the Awful from Bring the Heat by G.A. Aiken

Possibly my fave heroine this year, Branwen the Awful simply cracks me up. I love how carefree and badass she is. Her personality is so out there and I just love how unapologetic she is about everything. A lot of heroines these days are too cautious whereas Branwen couldn’t give two fucks about it all.

My Review

Gavin Donnigan from Just the Thing by Marie Harte

All the Donnigans are super sexy but there’s something about Gavin that immediately made him my favorite. He’s incredibly confident, but he’s never been cocky. He speaks his mind, but it never cross the line either. He truly is something special and I think it’s impossible for readers not to fall in love with him. He’s the epitome of sexiness and I freaking love him!

My Review

~Francesca~

Vlad Tepesh from the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost

I’ve been a huge fan The Impaler for years.  As this series and his story comes to a close this year, it’s like a character that has been a huge part of my life is going away.  But he won’t be forgotten.  He’s made a mark and is quite frankly one of my favorite characters and heroes of all time.  A great paranormal romance/urban fantasy hero.  A ruthless vampire.  An alpha, protective mate.  A strong ally.  I just love his fiery ways.

My Review

Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Evelyn is a larger than life persona.  I love all the gray areas about her character.  She’s not necessarily someone that has led a life you want to copy.  She’s not the nicest, or the most caring.  She’s selfish, self-centered and driven.  But beneath all those qualities that may turn off others, there’s a strong and resilient woman you can’t help but admire.  She lived the fullest life she was able to.  Some things she chose, some things she had to work with the hand she was dealt.  Some things made her happy, and others ruined not just her life but others.  Her story was tragic and touching and I loved every imperfectly perfect about her.  I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

My Review

Favorite Characters of 2017
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Book Info

Released: June 13th 2017
Genre: Womens Fiction
Published by Atria Books
Pages: 352
 

From Taylor Jenkins Reid comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Filled with emotional insight and written with Reid’s signature talent, this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it takes—to face the truth.

Gin from The Bourbon Kings series by J.R. Ward

I love broken characters.  Gin is another one of those characters that has done so many fucked up things in her life and I love seeing someone overcome their past mistakes and find the happiness that maybe others may think they don’t deserve.  Her final HEA came this year in the final installment of the Bourbon Kings saga and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out.  I loved seeing her struggle with her life choices and who she is throughout this series and it was heartbreaking finally seeing her deal with her past mistakes while handling her current struggles with a tough approach.  So many kuddos to her and she’ll always be my fave of that series.

My Review

Thomas Cresswell from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco

Oh how I love a good charmer and this year there weren’t many that charmed me quite like Thomas did.  While I love the heroine of this series, Thomas always steals the show.  There’s an ease with how he approaches everything whether it’s a case or investigation, a dead body in front of him, or the beautiful woman he’s trying to sweep off her feet.  I am always swept off mine and I’m left looking forward to getting more from his adorable yet spicy personality.

My Reviews

Damon ‘Preacher’ Fox from Undeserving by Madeline Sheehan

 

~Angela~

Charley Davidson from Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones

I’m going to have to pick Charley from Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series. Not to say that Charley has not been a favorite character from before, because she is, but with the last installment, Charley just about blew my mind. Her character is one of the strongest, most compassionate, funniest, loveable, and so easy to connect to. Not to mention her addiction with coffee. With the recent turn of events in the last installment, Charley just proved how unselfish she is, and how she loves unconditionally.  She would do anything for her loved ones. I can say all these things but it just doesn’t do her justice. There’s so much more to her…and that is why she is one of my fave characters.

My Review

Who are your favourite characters of 2017?

 

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Betul E.

Charley!!!!!!!!!! I fricking love her so much!

Chris Bails

Favorite character of 2017 is Amalie from Hooking Up by Helena Hunting. She is amazing and funny.

Mess

So many amazing characters. But I do love Charley Davidson’s humor the most

Texas Book Lover

Mad Rogan tops my list! So good!!!

Andra

I loved Evelyn Hugo too!

Sophia Rose

Great picks! I loved Gin, too, and was really rooting for her. Abso to Mad Rogan, Charley Davidson, Vlad, Mercy Thompson, and Valentin.

I’m also a huge fan now of Alexia from Gail Carriger’s series and Sebastian St. Cyr from CS Harris’ series.

Cynthia N

Such a great list. Some of these have been on my radar. Just never enough time to read them all.

Elizabeth

Mad rogan and nevada are at the top of my list! Also, mercy thompson and thomas cresswell impreased me as well.

Amy R

Connor ‘Mad’ Rogan, Mercy Thompson and Charley Davidson are some of my favorites as well.

Kathy Valentine

So many awesome books were to start!! I can’t The grave series,The Bourbons king And Vlad he’s one of fave vamps of all time!! Can’t wait to read The seven husbands. Of Evelyn Hugo,Stalking jack the ripper and Hunting the prince. All these are on my wish list!! Shared on all my socials!!

Joanna M

Yes to all of your characters! Except “Preacher”, that’s a new one to me and I need to add it to my TBR. I’m partial to Ewan Mostyn, he’s the hero of Shana Galen’s Third Son’s a Charm and new series The Survivors.

Timitra

So many book on here that I can’t wait to read

Trix

I loved Sebastian from Christina Lauren’s AUTOBOYOGRAPHY and Dylan and Caden from Cale Dietrich’s THE LOVE INTEREST.

Melissa Pereira

Thanks for the chance to win!

Bube

Charlie & Michael from Dr.Charlotte Stone Series by Karen Robards – one of the best series!
Perfect combination of romance,paranormal and suspense!
Charlie from Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey – so sexy,but also cute! *love*
Easton Royal – Fallen Heir by Erin Watt – charming,sexy,wonderful! 🙂

Tina F

Meg Corbyn from the Others series. Mercy, Merit, and Charley are favorites.

Kim Perry

Charley Davidson is a favorite. Racer Tate is another favorite from this year.

denise

Love the Lisa Kleypas books featured

Mary Preston

Lots of favorites for me to yet discover.

Janie McGaugh

I hadn’t really thought about it. Valentin is certainly one of them, and I love Branwen the Awful. Charley Davidson and Mercy are always favorites, too, and Rogan and Nevada are a great couple. In addition, I discovered Chloe Neill’s Merit and Ethan Sullivan this year.

Janie McGaugh

I hadn’t really thought about it. Valentin is certainly one of them, and I love Branwen the Awful. Charley Davidson and Mercy are always favorites, too, and Rogan and Nevada are a great couple. In addition, I discovered Chloe Neill’s Merit and Ethan Sullivan this year.

Anita H.

Definitely many new reads to add to my wish list! I really loved Levi from Robin Bielman’s Lips Close To Mine, there was just something about him that clicked with me!

Sue G.

I loved Drew Jagger from Egomaniac by Vi Keeland. He is a funny, cocky alpha who really has a heart of gold underneath. I love a man who can make me laugh!

Dawn Roberto

Thanks for the great list of characters.

Aline Azevedo

Hey! Nice list! I loved Arrow from #Blur, by Cambria Hebert!

Teja K.

Blake Riley from Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. He’s so sweet and adorable I just love him!

H Dee Swan

Reid from Drive by Kate Stewart!

Diane Sallans

still loving Eve & Roarke, tho Lana from Year One is an interesting new character to watch

Irma

Thanks for the chance and and Happy Holidays.

Artemis Giote

Sawyer from Forever Right Now by Emma Scott
Beau from The Outpost by Devney Perry
Blake from Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Lea

There are to many to count. I loved Sawyer from Forever right now and many others..

Irma

Trent from Scandalous.

nancy jones

Too many to list one.

Gerry

My favorite character from the Dragon Kin series is Annwyl. She is just so unapoligetically herself. I also am happy to see Gin from the Bourbon Kings get her HEA. I feel like I have witnessed her ‘grow up’

Sue G.

I loved Drew Jagger from Egomaniac by Vi Keeland. He is a funny, cocky alpha who really has a heart of gold underneath. I love a man who can make me laugh!

Dawn Roberto

Thanks for the great list of characters.

Mary Preston

Lots of favorites for me to yet discover.

Aline Azevedo

Hey! Nice list! I loved Arrow from #Blur, by Cambria Hebert!

Irma

Trent from Scandalous.

Irma

Thanks for the chance and and Happy Holidays.

Teja K.

Blake Riley from Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. He’s so sweet and adorable I just love him!

H Dee Swan

Reid from Drive by Kate Stewart!

Diane Sallans

still loving Eve & Roarke, tho Lana from Year One is an interesting new character to watch

Gerry

My favorite character from the Dragon Kin series is Annwyl. She is just so unapoligetically herself. I also am happy to see Gin from the Bourbon Kings get her HEA. I feel like I have witnessed her ‘grow up’

Lea

There are to many to count. I loved Sawyer from Forever right now and many others..

Artemis Giote

Sawyer from Forever Right Now by Emma Scott
Beau from The Outpost by Devney Perry
Blake from Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

nancy jones

Too many to list one.

Chris Bails

Favorite character of 2017 is Amalie from Hooking Up by Helena Hunting. She is amazing and funny.

Betul E.

Charley!!!!!!!!!! I fricking love her so much!

Timitra

So many book on here that I can’t wait to read