Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that combines lists and books. This weeks topic is… Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books. I’m going to limit this to LOVE INTERESTS, because… it needs to limited for me to keep my list under control.
In no particular order, my favorite characters that also happened to be love interests…
Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter – Ginny Weasley was a BAMF and I couldn’t imagine Harry wanting to be with anyone else. I know romance wasn’t the point of these books, but I loved watching her grow from a blushing ten year old who was too shy to even speak to Harry to the most confident girl at Hogwarts and someone who could not only catch Harry’s interest, but fight beside him.
Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door – He’s tall and smart and nerdy, but in a really cool way. He wears fitted pants and is the boy next door. Plus he is sweet and funny and genuine. Love. Him.
Anna from Anna Dressed In Blood – Anna is intense. Her story broke my heart and I loved her as a character. She has done terrible things and walks the line between good and evil, which I always love. As a love interest, she is absolutely perfect for the book’s protagonist and their relationship is completely unconventional… after all she is one of the world’s most violent and powerful ghosts.
Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series – “Babe.” Batman levels of sexy, he drives nice cars and runs his own security business. Man has skills and he smells good.
Morelli from the Stephanie Plum series – “Cupcake.” Because I really can’t decide who I want Stephanie to end up with. He’s a little controlling, but it’s only because he really cares about Stephanie. He wants to settle down and be a family man, but he’s every bit as tough as Ranger, just in a different way.
Marcus Flutie from the Jessica Darling novels – Because he made me say “Edward, who?”
Prince Kai from Cinder – He walks the line between boyish charm and grown up discipline. In my head, he has a great smile, and I’m always charmed by men with great smiles.
Lila from The Curse Worker Series – Another seriously strong chick. She’s vicious and the one person that Cassel can’t con. Cassel needs someone who can challenge him and Lila is that girl.
Dave the Laugh from the Confessions of Georgia Nicholson – Because the only thing sexier than a great smile is someone who can make me Laugh.
Nick from the Demon’s Lexicon series. Or Maybe Alan. I’m including them both. – One can’t lie and maybe he can’t love, one does nothing but lie and he loves his brother before everyone else. Call me crazy, but I’m attracted to the complicated.
Agustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars – Because I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things, either.
I really wanted to include Baily from The Night Circus, because I adored Baily and Poppit, but the book is so sweeping that ALL of the characters feel like main characters and I didn’t feel comfortable including him in my list. But, seriously, I love Baily and Poppit.