Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Top Ten Fictional Crushes

When I saw this topic I knew I just had to participate in Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) this week. I love me some literary man candy. I used to do a meme called My Book Boyfriend so I have whole posts devoted to my many fictional crushes, but I managed to get the list down my faves



2. Captain Wentworth from Persuasion by Jane Austen. The lady sure knew how to write amazing heroes who write amazing letters. Swooooon.

3. Westley from The Princess Bride. Hes actually the perfect man.

4. Etienne St Claire from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I know hes not everyones cup of tea because of the whole, er, cheating thing, but he sure got my heart beating. He has great chemistry with Anna, is obsessed with history and does things like give books with hidden messages as gifts. Sigh.

5. Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Hes so broody but still has a great sense of humour. I adore the way he treats Jane with respect and meets her as an equal. Lets just not mention the whole crazy wife in the attic, though

6. Mr. Thornton from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. He just wants to be a gentleman! And be loved. I could give him so much love.

7. Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Hes the strong, silent and sexy type, with badass fighting skills and a killer bod. Literally.

8. Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Hes a tall Viking vampire with a cheeky sense of humour and a lot of, er, talent. Ahem.

9. Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. He immaturely shows a girl he likes her by insulting her and spends the next five years trying to make up for it. Silly, adorable boy.

10. Alex Fuentes from Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. This book is totally cheesy but completely hot – just like its hero, Alex.

44 comments:

  1. High-five! I listed Thornton, Rochester, and Wentworth as well. I left out Darcy because I figured he'd make the rounds.

    Jessica @ Literary, etc

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    1. Ha, yeah I thought he'd probably be on everyone's list but I just had to include him.

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  2. Oh I forgot that I love Westley! And love that Dimitri made the list cause he is yummy and Eric too. Great list.


    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Thanks! How can you forget Westley? "As you wish..."

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  3. What a great list, can't believe I missed mr Rochester off mine! I MUST read Anna and the French kiss! Here's my top ten...http://fabulousbookfiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Anna and the French Kiss is such a delightful book!

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  4. :O I forgot Mr Darcy, what's wrong with me?? But I added Mr Etienne because he's hot and sweet and I think this is illegal since he's 16 and I'm 33, but anyway, he's great! :D

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    1. Gasp! Mr Darcy is unforgettable ;) I think Etienne is at least 18... ahem.

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  5. I love your GIF at the start! Hilarious! I didn't put Darcy or Thornton on my list, because it's naturally assumed. They will always have a place in my heart!

    Great list! :)

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    1. Fair enough! They're more book husbands than boyfriends... or something.

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  6. I agree with ALL of your list, except for Dmitri (Adrian all the way) and Rochester (oh HELL no you did not just lie to me about having a crazy wife in the attic). Probably I should be commenting on the ones I agree with, but this seemed like more fun.

    Great list (for the most part)! :p

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    1. Ha. I did like Adrian but Dimitri was so much more... sizzling. I get the Rochester hate but I love him myself :)

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  7. I love the fact that you included so many Classic fictional characters! John Thornton made my list too. But it never occurred to me to include Captain Wentworth and Mr.Rochester. I loved Toby Stephens as Mr.Rochester in the 2006 Jane Eyre mini series!

    Also massive props to you for including Gilbert Blythe. I loved him in Anne of Green Gables as well!

    Great List Belle!
    Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader

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    1. There's something about the classic heroes that is so appealing. Toby Stephens was a great Rochester, and I loved Fassbender too.

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  8. Gilbert! I can only picture him as the actor from the movie though - who was super handsome.

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    1. Me too! I grew up watching the movie repeatedly and only read the books when I was older, so the actor is ingrained.

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  9. 5 and 6 are big yesses! I love them! :) & omg..hilarious image. :)

    Nina@J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. Old school angst is way hot ;)

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  10. Oh. Excellent choices. I forgot about Dimitri and Eric! Silly me.

    Ashley @ yAdultReview.

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    1. Love me some hot vampires (or vampire hunters, ahem)

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  11. I haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse series, but all of the rest I love. I think Stephanie Perkins is amazing, because she made us fall for St. Clair despite his awful behavior. Usually that would be an automatic turnoff.

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    1. The series is OK, I actually much prefer the TV show. But Eric is great in both :)

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  12. OMG I love your list! Mr.Thornton is on My TTT, but Mr.Darcy, Captain Wentworth, Etienne, Westley, Gilbert & Mr.Rochester didn't, although I absolutely adore them.

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    1. Glad to see a fellow Thornton lover :D

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  13. I thought of adding Gilbert, but movie Gilbert is the one I'm most familiar with, so that's not quite fair. He is adorable, though.

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    1. The first movie is quite faithful to the books. The second less so and let's not even talk about the third.

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  14. Etienne St. Clair and Alex!! Both are favorites of mine, but St. Clair was the only one to make my list.

    My Top Ten

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  15. Oh My Book Boyfriends... Dimitri I think I have seen on every list.. he is universally sexy.

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    1. He is very popular, but I've seen a few who prefer Adrian :)

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  16. You've reminded me. I vote Mr. Knightley from Emma.

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  17. This really makes your Pash, Pick, Pass posts (especially The Princess Bride one!), Belle! I totally KNEW that Wesley would be on your list. Eric Northman too. Sigh.

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    1. Ha I am nothing if not constant ;)

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  18. Oh SWOON. Darcy, Wentworth, Rochester, Thornton, Northman, Blythe!! Yes, I left out St. Clair because AS IF. Hahaha. It was more the short thing because I am shallow. "As you wish." Westley! My friend's older brother was named Westley, and yup, I had a massive crush on him.

    -Maggie

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    1. Bahaha. Look I don't like short guys either, so that shows how awesome Perkins writing is lol.

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  19. Wentworth! SA-WOON! I love a man who can write a good letter ;) I totally get the Etienne St Clair thing too - Stephanie Perkins wrote some killer chemistry in that book!

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    1. That letter! Just thinking about it does funny things to my heart.

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  20. Thomas Mackee & Neville Longbottom & Mr Rochester.


    Also, rather oddly, Sherlock Holmes.


    Make of that what you will.

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    1. I need to read Sherlock Holmes, but I don't mind RDJ or Benedict Cumberwhatshispatch!

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  21. I just read Perfect Chemistry and I totally loved Alex! I also love Eric. He is a million times better than Vampire Bill.

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  22. Love that you have loads of classic guys on here. Mr Thornton basically makes my list because of how hot Richard Armitage is as him-sa-woon!

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    1. Richard Armitage is sex in a cravat.

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