Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Original Bad Boy

Bad boys. We love them. 

They're crude. 
They're sarcastic. 
They're rude. 
They're cocky. 
They're determined. 
They speak their mind, and they always seem to look good in a pair of jeans.
And they just plain and simple get under our skin...in a good way.

Here are some of the bad boys I've come across (feel free to leave a comment if there is someone else in particular you want mentioned). 

Click the titles for my review of the book...or the goodreads page.

Recently I've been introduced to Jackson Deveraux from Poison Princess...ouu I love him. He drives a motorcycle and to say he is crude....is an understatement. But, he gets my blood going. He's new to the bad boy family so if you haven't checked him out...you really REALLY should

Daemon from Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series staring with the novel Obsidian. He's been getting around a lot lately so I don't think he needs that much of an introduction.

Reyes Farrow from Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series starting with First Grave on the Right. He is one of the hottest supernatural entities I have come across. I'm fanning myself right now.

Denver Beck from Jana Oliver's Demon Trapper series starting with The Demon Trapper's Daughter (aka Forsaken). This southern boy's drawl really makes you smile and your knees weak... then you realize what he said and you want to punch him.

Vlad from Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost. Well his name should give it away. 

Quince from Tera Lynn Child's Fins series starting with Forgive My Fins...a bad boy in the beginning who drives a motorcycle. Love it. 

Marc from Rachel Vincent's Shifters series starting with Stray. Not necessarily a "bad boy" but sarcastic, rude and will beat the crap out of people none the less. Ok, so he's a bad boy lol

Jeremy from Jennifer's Bosworth's Struck. He keeps a lot of secrets.

Caleb from Simone Elkeles' Leaving Paradise...That boy was in juvy.

Galen from Anna Bank's Of Poseidon...When she went on a date with another guy...some people may see that as an abusive relationship...to others who have read it we understand the hottness behind it all.

Chris Merrick from Brigid Kemmerer's Storm...there was a reference to prostition in there somewhere wasn't there? Not to mention the fertilizer. 

Gabriel Merrick also from Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental series, but stars in the 2nd novel Spark...literally hot...so of course his bad boy attitude just happens to match fire, and makes us swoon.

Travis Maddox from Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster...probably the baddest bad boy of them all. He tops my charts

John from Meg Cabot's Abandon...he has a hot fuse, and if you know his occupation you would agree he is a bad boy.

Archer from Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall series...branded a bad boy.

Jace from The Mortal Instrument series starting with City of Bones (Goodreads info)...god that is one hot Shadow Hunter.

Will from the Infernal Devices starting with Clockwork Angel (Goodreads info). Faking drunk or not I love him.

Adam Hauptman from Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series starting with Moon Called. He threatens to eat her cat all the time. And he definitely is the Alpha male type...not to mention an actual Alpha.

Gale from Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games. The Rebel.

Morrelli from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series starting off with One For the Money. He was a bit of a bad boy back in the day...still is on occasion. Choo-choo!

Lucius from the Jessica Rules to Dating on the Dark Side. He definitely shows his dark side in the first book and introduces her to his dark world in the second.

Edward Cullen from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight (Goodreads info). Convinced he is a monster. And Jacob...will do anyting to protect her but has a fierce hatred for the Cullens, also tries to push Bella away convinced he would hurt her.

Patch from Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush (Goodreads info)....Oh. My. God.

Ash from Julie Kagawa's novel The Iron King. He is cold (literally), comes from the Winter court, threatens to kill her, wants to kill her best friend, and wants to bring her back to his queen as a prisoner.

And there are so many others but if I continue to list them this post will become boring and I will lose complete track of why I started to write it.
But for some reason even though we can straight up point out that they are jerks, asshats, rude and whatever else we think of them...its always acompanied with a smile.

And here is my belief why:

The Original Bay boy:

(Bride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice 1995, Lost in Austen, and Pride and Prejudice 2005)

Mr. Darcy.

Many of us out there love Jane Austen and many love Mr. Darcy.
Granted a lot of people out there don't. Reading things that were published in the 1800s is just not there thing. That's ok, you're allowed and I'm not holding anything against you.
But for those of us who do love Darcy, who have seen all the movies, who watch the movies atleast once, maybe twice, a year, and for those of us that have seen basically every re-telling of the tale from Bridget Jones' diary to the Bride and Prejudice Bollyhood version...well you know what I'm talking about.
And if we all remember correctly he was basically described as a jerk. He was proud, his demeanour stuck up, and a smile generally never crossed his face, and of course he was prejudice.
Which in modern day terms equals him to someone like Daemon from the Lux series who protects his friends and family at all costs necessary and judges someone as a threat simply because they are human/ or in Mr. Darcy's cause their mother.
He's a jerk. Yet we fall in love with him. Its because of what we find out about him...that his pride is not such a bad things, that he is honest and trust worthy, and he's overall a noble man who makes our Elizabeth swoon with the simplest touch.
Gotta love it.
We fall for bad guys because we know underneath they are good and simply hiding it. We've learnt this from Jane Austen herself. In real life maybe this is not the situation, and girls I wouldn't go blaming Jane Austen for making us believe otherwise.
And even some of Jane Austen's other characters like George Knightly from Emma can be seen sort of as a bad boy not as much as Darcy, of course. He was well respected but not afraid to use sarcasim and put Emma in his place. He was after the St. George the Knight that defeated the dragon, the dragon in this place being Emma and her femininity.
But even George Knightly doesn't hold a candle to Mr. Darcy during these times. He brass behaviour and opinionated mind makes him the bad boy of his time, and in my opinion the Original Bad boy that we all fell in love with.
Sadly he's fictional. All the good bad boys are. But, a girl can dream right?

P.s. Feel free to agree or disagree, feel free to leave comments even stating your position.



  1. When I saw the pictures of the original bad boy, I knew immediately it was Mr.Darcy. Oh my god, I love him!!!!! He is soooooo bad boy. Thanks for this post it had me swooning right and left. Might just make me fall for a bad boy myself ;)

  2. Oh, there are so many that I love!! They are my favorites. ;)

  3. Some of these bad boys I haven't yet "met" but the ones that I have I can't help but fall for all over again!
    Hands down Mr. Darcy is the best out there! Matthew MacFayden and Martin Henderson are my favorites!! <3

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