TTT: Characters I’d like to canoodle

January 26, 2016 Randomz 12


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.

kushiel's dart outlander A rogue by any other name nuts Fortune's Pawn

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 »

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 think I owe this series a re-read. Not just for Rupert. Devi is awesome.

Cress daughter of smoke and bone North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte the black jewels


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 » 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


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Yeah, feel free to judge me if you want. Agree/disagree with any of the above?

12 Responses to “TTT: Characters I’d like to canoodle”

  1. Maraia

    This is hilarious! I like Thorne as well, so I’m glad he was ultimately not a dick, as you so nicely put it. I would call Akiva not a dick, because at least he learned from his mistakes and put his life at risk to make up for them. As much as I love Akiva, though, I love Ziri even more. :)

  2. Stephanie

    THIS is a very important list! You seemed to have healthy well-adjusted crushes since you generally prefer decent guys. I also agree with you on several – Borne, Rupert, Thorne and John Thornton would all be pretty high up on my list. Isn’t Rupert also a good cook? That might be perfection even if he isn’t exactly what he seems. Thorne and Cress are by far my favorite couple from the Lunar Chronicles so I know what you mean by not wanting to cut in on CRess:).

  3. Alise

    LOL I love this list. Especially Thorne “Ultimately Not a Dick” and Akiva “Not a Dick?” Great. I’ll have to check the rest of these books out!

  4. Cait @ Paper Fury

    DEFINITELY CARSWELL THORNE. <3 Although I kind of ship him with Cress so much so…I will keep that in mind, but he's definitely THE dude of that series. No question XD

  5. Kaja

    Haha I love this dick : not a dick classification; I think your ratio is okay, actually. :)

    Jamie Fraser is an EXCELLENT choice, of course, he’s… um, well. Yeah.
    But I had a thing for Ziri in Laini Taylor’s series – I had a heated argument over him and Akiva with a friend which ended in our discovering we have different priorities when picking men (bookish or real ones): I tend to go for the good guy.
    You reminded me that I have to get Nuts – I read Wallbanger, which was absurd but hilarious, so I’m looking forward to this one.
    Great post! :)

  6. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    HAHAHA omg you are hilarious with the dick or no dick comments! Although TBH I got confused when you brought up the twat (this is horrible). I absolutely love Carswell Thorne, he’s so swoony <3

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