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This weeks theme is a Valentine’s freebie so I chose Top 10 Fictional Crushes.

  1. Rhett Butler. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Don’t we always chase after the ones who don’t give a damn?
  2. Kade Renault. The Devils Love by Lane Harris. This was the first historical romance I read, in middle school. I have never forgotten that Kade smells of fine tobacco and clean cloth and has strong thighs. Most pre-teen boys don’t. I was in love.
  3. Harry Bosch. Black Echo by Michael Connelly. Bosch is a brooding American detective named after an artist with good taste in music who doesn’t follow the rules.
  4. Harry Hole. The Bat by Joe Nesbo. Hole is a brooding Swedish detective who drinks too much and doesn’t follow the rules.
  5. Inspector Banks. Gallow’s View by Peter Robinson. Banks is a brooding British detective with good taste in music and booze who doesn’t follow the rules.
  6. Simon Serrailler. The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill. Serrailler is another brooding Brit who is an artist who happens to be a police inspector.
  7. James Fraser. Outlander by Diana Galbadon. We have to have a brooding Scots Warrior who wears a kilt and wears it well not to mention what is and isn’t under it..
  8. Will Traynor. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Wheelchair bound after an accident, former golden boy mad-at-the -world finds peace. Sarcastic wit with tough exterior shell and soft, romantic center.
  9. Oliver Barrett IV. Love Story by Erich Segal. The WASP college boy who sacrifices all is a given.
  10. Christian Grey. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. Come on. Who doesn’t want to be whisked away and spanked a little. Just don’t forget your safe word. Banana.

Who’s on your list of fictional crushes?