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Top ten characters I would crush on if I were also a fictional character.
Let's be honest, I'm not a fictional character and I'm still crushing on these guys. All I can say is their ladies are pretty lucky, and they better hang onto them tight.
1) Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery- Gilbert was one of my first true book crushes. I remember adoring his relationship with Anne (I still do!), and wanting to be her so that I could find a guy who complimented me as well as he compliments her.
2) Captain Wentworth from Persuasion by Jane Austen - This is my favorite Austen book and hero. Deemed an unworthy match for Anne, he becomes a rich and successful captain, and remains steadfast in his love for her. And that letter *sigh,* he knows a thing or two about melting hearts.
3) Jonah Griggs from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - Who knew a guy who killed his father could be so dreamy? I love how much my perception of him changed from when we first encounter him looking huge and blunt and menacing, to the end when he will do just about anything for Taylor.
4) Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins - Although Lola is far from my favorite heroine, she snagged a winner with Cricket, who makes nice guys look sexy. He is also a brilliant inventor. I still want to throttle Lola for taking so long to figure out how awesome he is, though.
5) Peregrine from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- Although a man of few words, Perry has an incredible presence, sexy tattoos and an awesome ability to scent the tempers of those around him. If I were in a survivalist book, he's who I'd pick to be my hero. And let's face it, he's a good choice in any circumstances.
6) Adam Kent from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - No switching teams for me! Take that Warner. Adam is the only person who's cared for Juliette since she was a child, and has seen her goodness all along. Don't worry, Adam. I see you.
7) John Thornton from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell - Although he's pretty dreamy in his own right, it doesn't hurt that he's played by Richard Armitage in the series. If I had to live in a smog filled industrial England, this mill owner would certainly make it worth while.
8) Giovanni Vecchio from A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter - I adore this adult Paranormal Romance series. Gio has a lot to do with that. A sexy book collector/historian/warrior/vampire who commands fire. What's not to like?
The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner - Gen is definitely an unlikely hero, especially in the first book, but that sneaky thief has wormed his way into my heart. No wonder he got Irene to fall in love with him. I'm a sucker for boy protagonists.
10) Stephen Dene from The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - Okay, this is kind of militant of me, because I'm not quite over certain things in book 2 of this series. BUT I simply adore Stephen. Hard working, clinically minded, educated and proper, Stephen is not your stereotypical hero, but he is the head of a ghost hunting police force, which is pretty cool, and has a special place in my heart.
There are so many guys that I had to cut from this list! I'm so bad with picking a TOP ten. Nevertheless, this is a good representation of many of my favorites.
Who are some of your favorite fictional crushes?