Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where people who love lists and books can share their favorites based on a certain topic each week.
This week’s topic is a freebie. Dangerous things happen when you give me control. I’m working through a list of topics I made last year, and today I’m choosing the characters I wouldn’t mind taking a run at.*
*hypothetically because they aren’t real and I’m not crazy, but you can’t tell me you don’t have this list in your head at any given moment
Copious canoodling ahead
I’ve also noted whether the character is a dick or not, which seems important to calculate.
1. Joscelin Verreuil from Kushiel’s Dart | Not a Dick
Oh, sweet deadly cinnamon roll. Phedre and Joscelin are the T-est OTP, I love him so. Phedre puts him through some real torture in the course of the original trilogy, but *starry eyes* he is perfect. And, yes, the irony. View Spoiler »Dude took a vow of celibacy (monk assassins, you know), but breaks it for Phedre alone. « Hide Spoiler
2. Jamie Fraser from Outlander | Not a Dick
Another pairing that gives me joy, I might love Jamie just because of his accent.
And easy access kilt.
3. Borne from A Rogue By Any Other Name | Straight up Dick
Okay, first dick o’ the list. Borne is a huuuge twat when the book begins, which is expected of course. However, I thoroughly enjoyed him and he does get set straight. This is almost better.
4. Leo Maxwell from Nuts | Not a Dick
This book has lots of delicious food, food puns and a hot farmer. He has a beard, which is interesting… I may be in love with the food and conflating it with Leo, but that’s fine.
5. Rupert from Fortune’s Pawn | Not a Dick
Charming, mysterious and deadly. Deadly sexy. View Spoiler »I know some people would argue he is a giant dick, but IDK, I like him despite all. « Hide Spoiler I think I owe this series a re-read. Not just for Rupert. Devi is awesome.
6. Carswell Thorne from Cress | Ultimately Not a Dick
I don’t know, I just love Thorne. He’s funny, a flirt and actually pretty brave for being a thief. A little young for me, but still this is make believe so, yea. Also, I might irrationally feel bad even suggesting this because I love Cress and she’s so sheltered.
7. Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone | Not a Dick?
First, View Spoiler »I don’t know. He is kind of a dick for killing all her psuedo-family, but then again, he didn’t really know that. He’s a nice enough angel, right? « Hide Spoiler Hot stranger shows up and is super into you. Hard decision. Anyways, I think Akiva kind of gets a bad rap, but I found him to be alluring. Close second: ZIRI.
8. John Thornton from North and South | Gruff but Not a Dick
9. Rochester from Jane Eyre | Kind of a Dick
Mostly, Rochester is rude, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I picture the Fassy version of Rochester, and sign me up! I can handle a crazy wife in the attic. Two things that are great about Rochester, he’s smart and passionate.
10. Daemon from The Black Jewels series | The Definition of a Dick
I’d probably be skewered for even thinking it. Daemon is not nice to the ladies who lust. I should probably re-read this because it is a bat-shit crazy series with some dark stuff.
Dick to Not-a-Dick ratio| 3:7
Yeah, feel free to judge me if you want. Agree/disagree with any of the above?