Hello my fellow bookworms! Today, I am taking part in this week’s TTT topic, which is: Fictional Crushes! 😍 So grab a drink, settle back and let’s discuss those heroes that give me butterflies in my stomach and have me swooning over my book – p.s. I blame many of these romantic creations for my continuing singledom. 😅
💘 Gabriel Oak – The honest, hardworking hero of Thomas Hardy’s pastoral classic Far From the Madding Crowd, whose steadfast love for the beautiful, spirited Bathsheba Everdene just breaks my heart.
💘 Samwise Gamgee – An unlikely heartthrob is this loyal gardener, but without his unwavering support, love and simple bravery Frodo wouldn’t have got very far in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien.
💘 Colonel Brandon – The quiet and reserved bachelor in Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, who is beautifully brought back to life by his love for the lively, young Marianne Dashwood.
💘 Remus Lupin – I was never deceived for a moment that Tonks in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books was pining after Bill Weasley, rather than the humble, wise and self-less Professor Lupin.
💘 Jasper Tudor – I was simply smitten with his portrayal as a staunchly loyal and brave knight, who carries a torch for little Margaret Beaufort his whole life, in Joanna Hickson’s historical-fiction The First of the Tudors.
💘 Theodore ‘Laurie’ Lawrence – Whatever was that wilful Jo doing turning down the passionate declaration of love from her handsome playmate Laurie, in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott?! Heart-breaking!
💘 Peeta Mellark – Sorry Gale, but I was rooting for the lovable baker’s boy throughout The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins to warm up Katniss’ frozen heart.
💘 Rob McMorran – From a wee sweet laddie in Susanna Kearsley’s The Shadowy Horses, Robbie becomes a big, strapping, handsome chap, with a heart to match in The Firebird.
💘 Faramir – The handsome, strong, brave but overlooked second son of Denethor II, who gently woos the heartbroken Eowyn, after the bloody battle for Minas Tirith in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien.
💘 Mr Darcy – Finally this list wouldn’t be complete without the wealthy, dark and brooding hero of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, that has the headstrong Elizabeth Bennet in such a twist!
(I have linked this post into the weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday)
So what do you think of my choices? Who are some of your fictional crushes? Please let me know in the comments and also leave a link for your own TTT post if you have joined in, too.