Ah, the dashing, sometimes dastardly, ever devout, darling, dear Mr. Darcy! What woman can resist! And you know that Mr. Darcy is the kind of man in the boudoir that makes Elizabeth have the same reaction as Whitley did when describing how her Dwayne taught her everything from "the slow groove, to the rhythm and blues and the glory-hallelujah-big-daddy-
Who else sets the heart a pumping? Of course, the classics like Jane Eyre's Mr. Rochester, A Room With a View's George, Anne of Green Gables' Gilbert (ahhhh, swoon)! We mustn't forget The Shadow of the Wind's Julián Carax, Atonement's Robbie Turner (hello that library scene!) and a bit off the beaten path, but still swoon worthy is Joe Harmon from Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice. Finally, a bit sheepishly, I'll admit that Halt from The Ranger's Apprentice is definitely a bit of a heart-throb in that tween fiction way, but every girl has to start somewhere!
All of these romantic literary characters and scenes makes me think about my husband and dancing to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and getting down to the glory hallelujah! So thank you books! Thank you authors for creating characters like these and now 'good night', but please tell me all about your favorite characters!