Say hello to the dangerous boys your parents always warned you not to kiss...

It's all very well being nice and well behaved, but there's something undeniably exciting about escaping into a story with a really good bad boy.

Whether it's the biker boots and wolfish charm of Jacob Black or the sarcasm and brooding arrogance of Jace Wayland, we are putty in their tattooed hands.

Our Top 10 Bad Boys in Books

Check out our favourites and see if you agree...

10. Noah Hutchins (Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry)

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with a jock boyfriend to the gossiped-about outsider with scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth about that terrible night.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket explodes into her life, things are set to change forever. With his tough attitude and bag load of problems he might not seem like a catch, but his surprising understanding causes Echo's world to shift in ways she could never imagine.

They should have nothing in commin and with the secrets they are both keeping, being together is pretty much impossible.


9. Travis Maddox (Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire)

Top 10 Bad Boys in books - Beautiful disaster by Jamie McGuire

Travis beds girls like the rest of us eat Malteasers. As Eastern University's walking one-night stand, he is lean, cut and covered in tattoos. Spending his nights winning money in a floating fighting ring, by day he is the ultimate college campus charmer.

That is until he meets good girl Abby Abernathy and her collection of cardigans anyway. Unable to understand her ability to resist his prowess, he tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month and if she loses, she must live in his apartment for a month.

Either way, Travis has no idea that he's finally me his match.


8. Patch Cipriano (Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick)

A new student at Coldwater High, Patch is the dark Levi's, dark boots kind of guy who smells like mint, earth and a bad attitude. Cold, secretive and completely infuriating, Nora can't help but be drawn in by his mysterious past wrapped up in romance and murder.

This would probably be a simple love story except that Patch just so happens to be a fallen angel tasked with deciding whether to sacrifice Nora to atone for his sins or commit to an eternal life all on his own.


7. Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins)

Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire

On the surface Finnick is your typical charmer but in a world ruled by the back room dealings of an increasingly sinister Capitol, beauty isn't always the key to happiness.

Winning the Hunger Games when he was only 14, Finnick finds himself a puppet of the twisted society he lives in. But underneath the popularity he wears like armour is a canny Tribute armed with a truckload of secrets that might just help Katniss on her mission to dish out the justice she craves.

Oh and he's being played by FITTIE Sam Claflin in the movie. Phwoarr.


6. Jace Wayland (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)

If arrogance was a person, that'd be Jace but that said, it's fairly refreshing (not to mention HOT) to find a character with the goods to back up all that self-belief.

He's not just a pain in the arse though and actually happens to be a demon fighting Shadowhunter, who - after a chance encounter - might just be the only person that can help Clary Fray find her missing mum.

Not only does he know his way around a supernatural sword but he is completely infuriating, drop dead gorgeous and has the twisty turny past that makes you desperate to find out what's going on in the head of his.

We CANNOT WAIT to see Jamie Campbell Bower take him on in the movie.

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