Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.


In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you may have noticed that we at Piatkus Entice have been getting very excited for Valentine’s Day! As our authors and bloggers have all been sharing their Book Boyfriends with you, we thought we’d join in the fun and so asked our Little, Brown colleagues who their favourite literary loves are . . .

Zsadist, one of J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brothers. He starts off as the the most damaged of the Brothers, virtually monosyllabic and lacking in self-esteem after years of being used as a blood slave. His transformation by the love of a good vampire is incredibly moving, and has me in tears every time I read it, which is often’

My ultimate book girlfriend has to be Clara del Valle in The House of the Spirits’

Mine are Luther Fox from Dirt Music or Bucky Wunderlick from Great Jones Street

‘I’ve always secretly liked the idea of Mr Rochester – why keep this a secret?

Jamie from Outlander because he is gentle, loyal, funny and totally capable of killing anything that ever threatened him. Got to love a Highlander, especially for their good taste in whiskey’

Becky Sharp. And if she’s busy, Emma Bovary. Both indomitable women who know their own minds’

The Empress of Blandings has my heart’ – if you don’t know who this is, we suggest you Google immediately!

We hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and that you find some time to spend with your Book Boyfriend, because as we all know . . .

Lots of love from all at Piatkus Entice x