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Confession: If I were a fictional character there’s a good possibility that I would be a hot mess with somewhat questionable taste in book boyfriends. But I’m going to be an optimist here and say that these are the top ten guys I would WANT to kiss in literary land.
Etienne St. Clair from Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and The French Kiss : Ohhhh Etienne. Sexy, sexy, Etienne with his sexy English accent and sexy face. The thing I like most about Etienne is that he is just a NICE GUY. But not too nice like those annoyingly nice guys. He has flaws and that’s what helps makes him swoon-worthy.
Roger Sullivan from Morgan Matson’s Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour: Roger is a great character- nuanced and sweet. But it’s his playlists that are included in Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour that really do it for me. Iron & Wine? The Weepies? Grizzly Bear? Animal FREAKIN Collective?! This guy is dateable on his musical taste alone.
Sirius Black from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series: I. Love. Sirius. Black. He’s a bad-ass rebel, but oh-so loyal to those lucky enough to have his love. He is devastating in the best way.
Henry DeTamble from Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife: First of all, he’s a librarian. Secondly, he is a time-traveler. He is also damn sexy and his love scenes are like WHOA.
Ethan Carroll from Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter’s Club series: Remember Ethan Carroll? He and Stacy had a long distance relationship for a couple books. If I were a fictional 15 year old babysitter, I would totally have a crush on this earring-wearing, bleached hair “art student”.
Jonah Griggs from Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road: Oh Jonah. Be still my heart. This one appeals to the psychologist in me. He’s so COMPLICATED. He’s fierce, protective, dependable and vulnerable. Plus, he’s in excellent physical shape. The human version of me was swooning over him, so I’m sure the fictional version of me wouldn’t be able to keep her hands off of him.
Akiva from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone: I’m not big on the whole “angel” thing. But a supernaturally beautiful guy with high cheekbones and kohl-lined eyes? Sign me up. Add in tattooed fingers and I’m completely sold.
Cricket Bell from Stephanie Perkins’ Lola and the Boy Next Door: Stephanie Perkins sure knows how to write crushable characters. I have a soft spot for tall, geeky, well-dressed guys. Cricket is all of these things plus he’s super supportive and enthusiastic. Also, his name is Cricket.
Tyrion Lannister from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series: This character wins on personality. He’s smart, snarky, and funny. Dude has panache. Plus, he’s never boring. Take THAT King Joffrey.
Talk it out: Who would YOU crush on if you were a fictional character? Would you share any of my crushes?