We all love a book that gives us butterflies in our stomachs. A book so engrossing it keeps us from doing vital stuff, like our coursework, say, or sleeping, or getting off at the right stop on the bus . . . Nicholas Sparks' latest novel Safe Haven does all of the above, which is why you NEED it in your beach bag this summer..

A story about dark secrets, heartbreak, and what happens when you let your guard down and allow yourself to fall in love, Safe Haven also happens to be chock full of some serious totty, which is a DEFINITE plus! As the genius behind such great novels turned movies as The Notebook, Dear John and The Last Song, and with a US release date already confirmed, we have a sneaky suspicion we’ll be seeing Safe Haven on the big screen soon.

To celebrate the book release, we dug deep and came up with our Top 10 buffest boys in books (which happen to be movies too). It’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it!

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10. Jacob Black - The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Forget Edward Cullen. Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner)'s 1 million sit ups per day have clearly paid off.

9. Will Blakelee - The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

When Ronnie moves to a small beach town to spend time with her dad she meets Will (Liam Hemsworth). Who. Is. Beautiful. And not only does he make her happy, he also helps her reconnect with her dying dad. What more do you need from a buff boy? Haven't read the book? Get it now! It will make you all mushy inside!

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8. Roux - Chocolat by Joanne Harris

A traveller, played by Johnny Depp, turns a religious town upside down by falling in love with a divorcee chocolate shop owner. Two of our favourite things in a movie. Chocolate and Johnny Depp. Yummy...

7.Jacob - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Jacob (Robert Pattinson) the vet joins the circus, rescues Marlena from her scary husband, and oh yeah, falls in love! Yes, we love a man who's an animal lover and can stand up for himself against very scary men...

6. John Tyree - Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Soldier John falls in love, but is torn apart from the woman of his dreams when he's sent off to war. Even a hard man would get tearful reading this book, and in the movie adaptation John is played by Channing Tatum. Need we say more?

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5. Richard - The Beach by Alex Garland

We love a boy who's into adventure. Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) from The Beach makes us want to buy a huge rucksack, fill it with summer clothes and see the world...

5. Noah Calhoun - The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

When rich kid Allie Hamilton falls in love with lumberjack Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) she realises that money is nothing, falling in love is everything (and the key to lasting happiness is falling for a man who can build you a house from scratch with his bare hands!)

4. John Smith/Number 4 - I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Technically Number Four (Alex Pettyfer) is an alien. But that's ok, we can still fancy beings from another planet. Especially if they could save a cat stuck up a tree. And more...

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3. Charlie St. Cloud - The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

Charlie is sensitive, kind and if he looks anything like Zac Efron we're in LOVE.

2. Prince Caspian - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

HELLO BEN BARNES! Seriously, what's not to love about a struggling prince who wants to fight evil and corruption? A fairytale buff boy that every girl dreams of...

1. Logan Thibault - The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

A marine returns from war, and sets out to find the woman he’s never met before, but thinks was his lucky charm while he was in combat. How awesome does that plot sound? A book that needs to be accompanied by a huge box of chocolates and a mound of tissues if ever there was one! A repeat entry for Zac Efron, who is playing Logan in the film adaptation out in 2012.

Have we missed anyone out? Tell us in the comments below!

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