Top Ten (Twelve) Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character

Posted April 2, 2013 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 35 Comments

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I really love this week’s topic! I totally get crushes on boys in books, even if I would be 6-10 years older than some of them in real life. But we won’t think about that! Honestly, boys are just better in books. Sadly, I have found this to be true.

Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I kid you not, this man will end up on 80% of all the lists, and we all know why. I don’t even have to explain it to you. And if he wasn’t swoony enough before, we all saw Colin Firth in the BBC Pride and Prejudice, right?

Dash from Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
He’s a bookish, hipster nerd whose biggest wish in life is to own his own 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary. COME ON. Plus, he hangs out in The Strand and writes in Moleskine notebooks. And he’s not gay.

St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I love this boy. This is not a crush. It’s loooove. I can’t say one bad thing about him.

Lieutenant Treynor from Honor Bound by Brenda Novak
Ok, not many know this about me, but I have this secret love of pirates and men who run ships in historical romance novels. It’s a guilty pleasure. This guy is described as being nothing short of a Greek god. He came from a very difficult background and ran away to join the Royal Navy at a very young age. He climbed the ranks, and gained a ton of respect from the people he works with. He has an incredible sense of duty and he respects women, going to great lengths to protect them. He’s also very gentlemanly and well-spoken. Ship men are not usually like this in historical romance novels, and I developed the biggest crush on him.

Galen from Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Can I please have my very own Syrena prince? He’s the tall, dark, handsome, sweet, jealous-but-not-smothering type. And oh, he sure loves Emma!

Alex from Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Come on. This boy will make you believe that love is not a disease.

Wolf from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Wolf is sexy and swoonworthy, and exactly the kind of bad boy this story needed. His sensitive nature and core instincts make him both a ticking time bomb and the most loyal companion you could ask for.

Sam from Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Because he’s been reincarnated so many times, he’s extremely smart, talented, and mature. He’s unbelievably caring and considerate. He adores Ana, and helps her figure out that she’s worth so much more than her birth mother has been telling her her whole life. And he’s musical. He made me melt a little.Cade from The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland
He’s a sexy, slightly broken jack-of-all-trades with a smart, sensitive side and great abs. Oh man. Totally love this guy.Bennett from Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Bennett is impulsive, a wanderer across continents and time. I’d love to have him poof me to some exotic island for our first date.

James from Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
What a likeable, happy, artistic, charismatic, and hilarious guy. I love his philosophy, which is basically this: you can be sad and you can mourn what you’ve lost, but the memories you created before that loss are yours forever. Never discount the happy times in life, just because they ended unhappily. I can learn so much from him!

Rowan from Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
He’s this reformed bad-boy with a travel bug who hops around from destination to destination teaching diving courses and backpacking to hole-in-the-wall hostels where everyone already knows him. He just sounds pretty darn amazing. He’s really mysterious and hardened, but a softy when his walls are torn down. And he’s bookish. Yes please!

Honorable mentions: Oliver from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, Perry from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, Alex from Snowed Over by Angie Stanton, Vin from The Carny by Brooke Moss, Nick from Decked with Holly by Marni Bates, Nicoli from Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett… And yes people. I am editing this post to own up to my love of Edward Cullen. I was embarrassed, but you all gave me courage with your lists. I love him in the book. Not the movie. I think I need to quit!

So, who are your favorite fictional characters? Who are you crushing a little too hard on? Leave me links, and I’ll come swoon with you!

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35 responses to “Top Ten (Twelve) Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character

  1. Mr. Darcy, how can anyone not love him? He really is the best, and like you hinted at, the whole Colin Firth thing only made him that much swoon worthy. And now I’m wanting to watch the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice…

  2. I’m more of a Cricket-fan than a St-Clair-fan, but I do LOVE seeing Anna and St Clair together in Lola and the Boy Next Door and how ADORABLE they are, and of course, yuuuuum to that accent.
    And Oliver (Statistical Probability)! Oliver is so… *makes strange fluttering hand gestures to try and express the feelings*
    Articulate boys are hell sexy.

  3. Ooer… I love your list, too! And don’t worry, I loved Edward as well (also the book, not film version of the character). There’s no shame in it! Alex! I forgot him, too! Gah! So many crushworthy fictional guys. Thanks for an awesome list!

    My 10 book crushes!

  4. Okay, so I love your ecards, and that picture at the end nearly undid me. X-/

    Your list makes me happy! Not because I know most of them (only read Anna And The French Kiss off of it) but because it was so entertaining to read, and turned me on to a few more books I’ve never heard of before!

  5. The second e-card is my favorite ever. I use it every time I can ;) And I don’t even know why I didn’t mention Mr Darcy. I mean, DARCY. He should be number one on my list. Hmm.

  6. Yay for Dash and Rowan. They are two of my favourite characters from YA. Gotta love Mr.Darcy ;) he definitely has to be on the top of the list!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting :)
    Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader

  7. Darcy = win, even if my heart does belong to Henry Tilney.

    Okay, Dash drove me crazy, but he does sound good on paper.

    And, of course, Wolf is AWESOME.

  8. Poor Oliver he almost made my list too, but I had to cut him (seriously my list was at 25). The only reason St. Clair didn’t make my list was because he was described as short. Finally, I really need to read Dash & Lily. Dash sounds awesome. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  9. I think Mr. Darcy has been mentioned on every list I’ve visited. A fangirl showdown in the making. Great top ten and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  10. Great list! Hooray for Mr. Darcy! Love your ecards and that last Darcy image. Made me smile! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now following you via GFC. :D Happy Tuesday!

  11. I have Wolf and Bennett on my list too! Anddd I had to force myself to stop too lol There’s way too many amazing fictional boys to just pick 10! Great list!
    My TTT

  12. Of all of these, I’ve only read Scarlet, Delirium, and Pride & Prejudice (totally agree with the guys from those books though, obviously!)… Really need to add the rest to my TBR list though!!

  13. New follower here!

    You’ve sold me — Dash sounds terrific. I need to read that book!

    My college roommate had the condensed edition of the OED — condensed mostly by reducing each page to a quarter of its size and printing them 4 to a page. Came in two very thick volumes, boxed, with a little drawer containing a magnifying glass so you could actually read it. Great for playing Dictionary (aka Balderdash) with a group of avid readers whose fields of study included English, history, various foreign languages, math, physics, and chemistry — between us we’d pretty much exhausted the usefulness of a standard Webster for the game.

    Thank you for stopping by my TTT list earlier.

  14. I’m not even going to start on how much I love some of the boys on your list! Seriously, I’d be writing a novel before I know it. I’ve seen Wolf on so many lists and I’m definitely thinking I have to move onto Scarlet FAST. I’ve just finished Cinder and Kai was such a cutie! :)

  15. Wow-we have very different taste as most of these guys would not have made my list. James from Unbreak My Heart is the only one I wholeheartedly agree with (I love Mr. Darcy…for Elizabeth; give me Mr. Knightley or better yet Paul Rudd as Josh!)

  16. I love Pride and Prejudice, so I completely agree with you about Darcy. Also, Galen and St. Clair are so amazing! They’re two of my favorite fictional guys I’ve ever read about :) Great picks!

  17. St. Clair and Galen are sooooo swoon-worthy, right along with Mr. Darcy!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Annie @ Tar Heel Bibliobabe :)

  18. WOLF! SAM! I could never choose between those two, even at the point of death. They’re both amazing characters in their own right, and their respective stories are just FAB.