Tuesday, 2 April 2013

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

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I got very excited about this week's Top Ten Tuesday, but then I couldn't get past my first character crush-so I'll start with him!

1. Colonel Brandon-Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)! Just saying his name makes me swoon. He is so keen to help the Dashwoods and so keen for the right thing to be done, I just want him to come and sweep me off my feet and just make everything better!


2. Dave from The Greatest Love Story of All Time (Lucy Robinson). I just know I would be attracted to this plain speaking Glaswegian, in fact as I read this, I was shouting at Fran to notice him and be in love with him instead!

3. Dex from One Day (David Nicolls). A bit of a bad boy next. I was so pleased with their choice of actor for this one in the film because he looked just like the picture of him that I had built up in my head. I so wanted to swoop in and rescue him as I was reading the story and was so pleased with his resolution. After writing about him here, I totally fancy reading One Day again!


4. Luke Brandon from the Shopaholic series (Sophie Kinsella). He is so patient with Becky and just understands what makes her her. I would love a guy to be like that with me, to understand my need to shop and have the patience to help me learn from my mistake, ah Luke you are truly delicious *sigh*.

5. I always, always fancied Dicken in the Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett). A childhood crush but still a good one.


6. Time for another man that appears in more than one book now... Ed from the Annie Valentine series (Carmen Reid). Another man who totally understands Annie's need to shop, and lets her have what she wants. He allows himself to be made over by her, becomes a father to her children and is a complete superstar whenever things all go a bit pear-shaped for her.


7. Number 7 is another bit of a bad boy, or so people seem to think anyway... Max from You Don't have to Say you Love Me (Sarra Manning). I absolutely devoured this novel and part of the reason was Max, oh I so wanted him! Another case of me shouting at Neve to just get it together with Max!

Just thinking about these fabulous male characters is getting me a bit hot under the collar, as well as making me want to re-read all of these books so I'd best leave it there for now. If you haven't read any of these books, you really should give one a go and see if you feel the same way about these guys as I do!


  1. I don't know any of these wow :X I am very behind with books but I will try some of these as well.

    My TTT

  2. I haven't read any of these but they sound great. Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT. I am now following you too :-)

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

  3. I loved all if these books and only discovered Sarra Manning this time last year but was hooked straight away! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I know Sarra Manning creates some incredible Men! Swoon! I haven't read any of the others though! Happy Reading!


    1. I bought adorkable on Saturday so hopefully she won't let me down with a lovely guy to swoon over this time!