I know I’m super late to the party as this tag was done a few weeks ago, but I’d still like to do a list of my favourite gay male couples in books! So, without further ado…
5. Mateo & Rufus
Having read this book fairly recently, this couple remains fresh in my mind. Despite only knowing each other for a day, Mateo and Rufus form a really strong bond and really bring out the best in each other! This could have been an instalove relationship, but given that both characters are supposed to die by the end of the novel, it made sense that they’d want to make the most of their time.
4. Simon & Blue
The best part about Simon and Blue’s relationship is the emails between them. It was a fun way of the characters learning about each other, since it’s all personality based, and I really enjoyed the mystery of who Blue was.
3. Rhy & Alucard
Rhy and Alucard are both extremely outgoing characters, but when they’re together, their vulnerabilities really come through, highlighting how good they are together. I’d love to see have seen more of their relationship since they were apart for so long, but the moments they did share were beautiful. Plus, I loved how much Alucard irritated Kell!
2. Jesper & Wylan
I cannot say it enough, but this is an amazing book with fantastic characters! I actually enjoyed all the relationships in Six of Crows, but every scene with Jesper and Wylan had me gushing with excitement. This was more of a slow burner, but seeing Wylan grow in confidence and Jesper confronting his emotions was a lovely thing to read. Like Rhy and Alucard, I just want more!
1. Alec & Magnus
Alec and Magnus were the first gay couple I read in a YA fantasy novel, so they’ll always hold a special place in my heart. From their first meeting, to Alec’s epic coming out, to starting a family together, Alec and Magnus’s relationship has continued to grow from strength to strength, and it’s one of my all time favourite ships, let alone m/m ships.
What are some of your favourite m/m couples in books? Leave your thoughts in the comments!