Over at Broke and Bookish, Jen is sharing her Top 10 Fictional Crushes. Which got me thinking about mine, listed below in the order in which I fell for them. It sort of feels like writing up a list of ex-boyfriends...
Dr. Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
My first book crush. When I was about 10 years old, I used to sit in the back seat of our car during road trips and read these books again and again until we arrived at our destination. He was so attractively...reliable.
Calvin O'Keefe from the Time Quartet series by Madeleine L'Engle:
L'Engle describes Calvin as "the boy that we all, all us girls want to meet. Not all of us are lucky enough to meet a Calvin, but I was. And I married mine." Hello, he is willing to TRAVEL ACROSS TIME for Meg. Most dudes won't even travel across town for a girl.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen:
Watching his icy facade melt = the ultimate swoonfest. Also: the lake scene in the BBC version. 'Nuff said.
Mr. George Knightley from Emma by Jane Austen:
Watch this. That is all. Can you tell I love BBC adaptations?
Edward Cullen from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer:
Whatever. I know he's a prick. Don't judge.
Marcus Flutie from the Jessica Darling/Sloppy Firsts series by Megan McCafferty:
Marcus is my one true love (besides the hubby). Okay, maybe it's tied with Mr. Darcy. He sings songs, writes poems, makes confusing T-shirts and commits to vows of silence...yet he is—miraculously—one of the most REAL characters I've ever read.
Jace from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare:
Sometimes cocky is hot, okay?
Sam from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater:
He's just so sincere and lovable. And that's coming from me, who hates werewolf books.
Roger from Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson:
I just read this earlier this month, but already I'm in love. It might have something to do with his good musical taste.
John After from Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols:
I never thought cops were hot before.
Honorable Mention: Laurie from Little Women...up until the end when he ran off with Amy. The d-bag.
Agree? Disagree? Who are yours?