Inspired by Angie’s post of characters she’d let her daughter date and Michelle’s post of characters she’d want her son to be friends with, I decided to come up with my own list. Since I don’t have any kids and I don’t even have a boyfriend, I thought I’d come up with a list of characters I’d set up with my friends. You see, dear reader, now that my friends and I are in our mid-twenties, we get asked from time to time if we’d be willing to be set up on a blind date. So now I think it’s fun to list fictional characters that I’d set up with my friends if they were real. Please note that I’m being generous here because I’m willing to introduce these guys to my friends when I’d rather have them for myself. 🙂
Eugenides from the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner – I’m sure no one will be surprised by this choice. I go on and on about how I love Gen and all of Megan Whalen Turner’s books. Gen is smart, funny and intensely loyal. He’s a good liar but you always know when he’s telling the truth.
Vidanric from Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith – The strong and silent type, he keeps the court mask firmly in place at all times. Which makes it even better when you find out his feelings.
Corlath from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley – A handsome warrior king who has glowing eyes when he gets angry, what’s not to like? Obviously he has magic, which is always a good thing, in my opinion.
Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews – The proverbial cat, he likes to play around and he has a temper but is always there to help out when there’s a crisis. Plus, he’s a very polite person. He likes the phrases “please” and “thank you”.
Red, also known as Hugh of Harrowfield from Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – He’s steadfast and a born leader and he has his whole life planned out but gives all of it up for the love of his life.
I have a runner-up candidate because I just can’t stop at five:
Jonah Griggs from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – Ahh Jonah Griggs, the scary leader of the cadets, who would’ve thought that you’re really a softie. Who can’t help but love you with these wonderful lines “I’m here because of you. You’re my priority. Your happiness, in some fucked way, is tuned in to mine. Get that through your thick skull. Would I like it any other way? Hell, yes, but I don’t think that will be happening in my lifetime.” Jonah is a fighter and he’s willing to fight for those he loves.
I may be having a wonderful reading year if the last three names in this list can serve as an indication. I read those three books this year and all of them have earned a spot in my list of favorites. So that’s my list, do you agree? Any other fictional hunks that you’d like to add? 🙂