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The Perfect Book Boyfriends We Wish Existed in Real Life

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Let’s face it: if book boyfriends were like real boyfriends, then I would be a little fast, as my grandmother likes to put it. I have so many book boys that I’ve fallen for over the years, and so many more that I continue to fall for with every new book I read. I’ve even shared some of them here on BookTrib, including my love for Jace Herondale (swoon) and Jamie Fraser (all the swooning). But since then I’ve read a bunch more books and fallen for a bunch more guys. These are those characters who are hot and caring, strong and sensitive, charming but still gruff. If only book boyfriends existed in real life, amiright? Without further ado, here are…

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Dream Casting: 4 Romantic Book Heroes and the Actors Who Should Play Them

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There’s nothing more fun than imagining which actors or actresses will play the characters from your favorite book. Sometimes the actual casting nails it – like Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen! And sometimes, not so much – sorry Jamie Campbell Bower, you just weren’t meant to play Jace Wayland. Regardless, imagining the cast of your favorite book can often be way more fun than actually seeing who Hollywood chooses for the roles. With that in mind, here are 4 of our favorite romantic book heroes and the actors we’d pick to play them in the movie: Marlon Teixeira as Landon Lucas Maxfield (Easy by Tammara Webber, Berkley Romance) Any fan of New Adult has heard of Easy, the story of college student Jacqueline’s…

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A Reader’s Guide to New Adult Fiction

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The literary world is a vast and ever-expanding place, where new genres and terms are constantly being invented and developed. “New Adult,” or NA, is a fairly broad genre that’s defined mostly by the age group it revolves around. While Young Adult literature focuses on characters in their early to late teens, NA tells stories about characters in their early adult years: typically ages 18-30. Books about characters in their 20s are nothing new. In the ‘90s, Chick Lit emerged as the genre that bridged the gap between YA and romance novels, often focusing on characters in their mid-to late 20s. But while Chick Lit deals with some of the same issues as NA—finding love, succeeding in the workplace—it has…

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Playlists for 2 Romance Novels We Adore

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As a huge lover of books and music, it only makes sense that the two would go together. When I’m sitting down to read, I’m not just picking a random playlist, I’m searching for those specific songs that I know will go perfectly with the tone and the atmosphere of what I’m reading. For sweet romances, I want quiet love songs. For epic fantasy, I want soaring classical numbers. But no matter what, the music is just as important as the words I’m reading. Lately, I’ve been devouring indie/self-published romances, where the men are hot and the women are sassy. Here are two I can’t put down —and the playlists to go along with them. Read: Hold On (The ‘Burg…

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