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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
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!