This is the first time I have taken part in this challenge and it has been fun reliving my top ten fictional crushes.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Peregrine, The Ordinary Princess by M.M Kaye
Perry was the nice-looking, kind man that Amy fell in love with in The Ordinary Princess. His total acceptance of Amy as a kitchen maid and later as a runaway Princess made him my first ever crush. Of course, it helped that he just happened to be a King too.
Ponyboy Curtis, The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
My teenage self-identified with Ponyboy, the clever, shy, imaginative teenager trying to fit somewhere in a complicated and messy world.
Hareton Earnshaw, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Hareton Earnshaw was a pawn in Healthcliff’s twisted plot for revenge and was the typical broody, angry young man. But unlike Heathcliff, he blossomed when he fell in love and who doesn’t love a man who can stand up to a bully like Heathcliff for the woman he loves.
Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding.
Bridget Jones was my favourite pick-me-up book during my singledom years. The fact that Mark Darcy loved Bridget, ‘Just the way she was’ made him my template for the perfect man.
Christopher Paget, Degree of Guilt by Richard North Patterson
Chris Paget was the lawyer who defended his ex-wife even though she abandoned him and her young son. He was loyal, determined, principled as well as an amazing father and I enjoyed following his story over several books.
Richard Crawford, from the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett
Richard Crawford is solid, reliable, dependable and always there when needed unlike his gifted, mercurial brother Francis and who doesn’t love a man who is willing and happy to family first over his ambition.
Niccholas vander Poele, House of Niccolo by Dorothy Dunnett
Nicholas is perhaps too clever for his own good but I love his ambition and drive that made him one of the richest men from his humble beginnings as an apprentice dyer.
Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
I can’t help but have a little crush on a character I have followed for the best part of two decades. Harry Dresden is an urban wizard with a wicked sense of humour who grows from lowly PI to one of the most powerful players in the Chicago magical scene in Dresden’s world.
Peter Grant, Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Peter is my latest crush- funny, talented and loyal friend but most of all he is a good son to his mother.
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