30 Day Fandom Crush Meme, Day 14: Book Character Crush. This category could easily have been called “good book boyfriends” for me, given that everyone I considered is the ultimate fantasy boyfriend for the wicked smart, wicked awesome female protagonist in their book: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gilbert Blythe, Calvin O’Keefe.
But, ultimately, I decided on Lord Peter Wimsey AND Harriet Vane, because in their case I have a gigantic crush on the both of them, rather than merely thinking the female character is awesome.
Plus, there’s the little matter of Gaudy Night having one of the sexiest scenes in book history, which sadly I cannot recreate in total for you, but here’s the bit I can get on Google books (sadly, it is only the prelude to the scene):
‘I know what you want,’ he said. ‘You want a dog-collar. I’m going to get you one. The kind with brass knobs.’
‘A dog-collar? Whatever for? As a badge of ownership?’
‘God forbid. To guard against the bites of sharks. Excellent also against thugs and throat-slitters.’
DOG COLLARS and BREATHPLAY to guard against criminals! It’s incredible.