10 Book Bad Boys You’ll Want to Meet! by Karin Tanabe

At XOXOAD, we’re all about the bad boys (and the good boys, and the bad girls, and…OK, we like it all, actually!). So when Karin Tanabe created this list of 10 Bad Boys from Literature with us, we knew it would be perfect to share with our readers. Karin is the author of the novels THE PRICE OF INHERITANCE and THE LIST, which sport some bad boys of their own! Check out these fine specimens below, and if you like what you see, you can buy these books at the bottom of the post. Thanks to Karin for her excellent eye for the BB–and readers, if you were making your own Bad Boy list, who would be on it?

 

New-Adult Fiction Hotties

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 

TRAVIS MADDOX

The tats! The muscles. The pillow talk and boxing scenes. The motorcycle. My college boys were nothing like Travis Maddox, but I wish they were! Travis is the ultimate bad boy who just might turn good and even manages to make the nicknames Maddog and Pigeon sound poetic.

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

RUSH FINLAY

Is Rush the sexiest name in America? Pretty much. Helps that he has the rock star dad, the money—and the bod—to back it up. I love all the Too Far books, but I can’t help but swoon over the original.

Tangled by Emma Chase

DREW EVANS

Drew is one hot New York man-whore, and he’s used to getting everything he wants. Hear all about his exploits – and the one thing he can’t have – in Chase’s steamy debut.

Taming the Storm by Samantha Towle

TOM CARTER

The latest in The Storm Series is the very best of all. Tom’s been reading the Urban Dictionary or something because his dirty talk is majorly on point in this installment, so much that we can almost forgive him for his man slut ways.

 

Literary Fiction Heartthrobs

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

HENRY HOLMES

Ever have a crush on a teacher? How about a headmaster? It may be the 1930’s, and it’s definitely forbidden, but you’ll still find yourself lusting after Mr. Holmes just like DiSclafani’s young protagonist, Thea.

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

GRAHAM PENDLETON

He’s a sex addict with a real wandering-eye problem, but he’s also a New York Yankees pitcher with the bod you’d expect. Even in 1938 those bad boys were hard to say no to.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
MIKAEL BLOMKVIST

If only all investigative journalists were this hot. Makes you want to book that ticket to Sweden faster than you can say IKEA.

Broke Heart Blues by Joyce Carol Oates

JOHN REDDY HEART

Every single girl between 12 and 20 falls in love with him, and it’s obvious why. Ignore the fact that he’s 16 (it’s fiction!) and focus on the sexy stuff: he’s gorgeous, brooding and just might be a murderer.

 

Old School Bad Boys

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

NOEL AIRMAN

A song writer and summer-stock director who wears black turtlenecks and is every mother’s worst nightmare. When he meets innocent Marjorie, he says, “I eat little girls like you.” Sounds just fine by me!

Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

VICOMTE DE VALMONT

I’m kicking it back all the way to 18th century France with this one, but who says French men in tights can’t be super-hot? Especially evil, duplicitous, womanizing royals. Yummy.

 

BONUS!

Tyler Ford in my new book, The Price of Inheritance

He grew up finding trouble in small town Wyoming until he joined the Marine Corps and served three tours of duty in Iraq. The Corps gave him soul, but Tyler’s still sleeping with every beautiful woman in town, getting into bar fights, and riding high on his bad boy reputation. But when art expert Carolyn Everett disrupts his world, and becomes the woman he could finally fall for, the dark truth comes out about who Tyler really is and what really happened to him in Iraq.

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The Price of Inheritance

The Price of Inheritance

Karin Tanabe

A young woman working in the high-end art world stumbles upon a rare antique and an irresistible man with a dark past...our favorite kind!

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The List

The List

Karin Tanabe

A young woman working at a high-profile political gossip blog stumbles onto an affair that could be the scoop of the century. The "insider" details feel so realistic because the author was a top reporter for Politico!

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Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster

Jamie McGuire

The original good girl-meets-bad boy tale that started it all.

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Fallen Too Far

Fallen Too Far

Abbi Glines

The New York Times bestselling novel that launched the beloved world of Rosemary Beach and introduced the world to Rush and Blaire.

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Tangled

Tangled

Emma Chase

Emma Chase should have her picture listed next to "saucy" in the dictionary. TANGLED is sexy, silly fun!

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Taming the Storm

Taming the Storm

Samantha Towle

Put one perpetually horny rock star and one sex resistant band manager together, and you've got a recipe for disaster. Or so you’d think...

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Anton DiSclafani

A teenage girl must navigate the complex waters of adolescence, tragedy and first love in this bestseller. The Washington Post's Ron Charles describes Thea as "fearless, and riding to win."

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Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie Morningstar

Herman Wouk

This classic novel of a beautiful young actress's tumultuous affair with her director is one for the ages.

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A Hundred Summers

A Hundred Summers

Beatriz Williams

As a cataclysmic hurricane churns north through the Atlantic, and uneasy secrets slowly reveal themselves, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional storm that will change their worlds forever…

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Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Baudelaire said it best: "If this book burns, it burns as only ice can burn."

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