My book boyfriend is hosted by Missie @ The Unread Reader
Play It Safe by Kristen Ashley, he ticks all the boxes as far as I'm concerned he's a gorgeous laid back cowboy, he's patient but protective and is the heroine Ivey's knight in shining armour and he calls her doll face.
Play It Safe is one of those books where you just have to suspend all disbelief and just go with the flow. Ivey is a pool shark moving from town to town with her no good brother hustling to make ends meet until she hits Mustang Colorado and meets Grayson Cody. Craving both a normal life and a little bit of alone time with Gray, Ivey stays in Mustang until her brother betrays her with the help of the local evil guy called Buddy, and makes her move on. Years later (after a successful career as a Vegas showgirl- obviously this is the part you really need to suspend belief) Ivey comes back to Mustang to save Grey's ranch (with the help of her Vegas showgirl earnings) from the clutches of bad guy Buddy.
You know, I actually think I would allow Gray to put his feet up on the couch like that if he said that last quote on a daily basis *sighs dreamily.*
I've got a couple of other Kristen Ashley books to read all in the name of research for future book boyfriends of course....