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Five (Most) Desirable Men from Literature

Some men from the books you read stay with you for life. Whether they are too hot to handle or you see a loving, doting partner in them, such literary men make you want to wish they were for real. Most of the times, I find it incredibly hard to resist their charms and damn! Those hunky unattainable men of literature are surely timeless.

Here’s my swoon-worthy drool-worthy list of literary men that make me go weak in the knees.

Rhett Butler:

“You need kissing badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. All your beaux have respected you too much, though God knows why, or they have been too afraid of you to really do right by you. The result is that you are unendurably uppity. You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.”

On top of my list is definitely, Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind. The otherwise arrogant smooth-talking man was head over heels in love with Scarlett O’ Hara. The first time I read this humongous book was in my teen years, just after the Class 12 Boards, to be precise.

I wasn’t instantly drawn to him. In fact, I loathed him at the beginning of the book – the ungentlemanly, who had a bad reputation in society. He was found to insult Scarlett on all the encounters and boy, was he nasty!

But he KNEW Scarlett and cherished her spirit, her will, her strength. His love for her made him change his ways. A well-read, this man with a mean streak deftly stole my heart.

Prince Cardan:

“Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It’s disgusting, and I can’t stop.”

An evil faerie prince with no morals but has a striking jawline! Oops! Prince Cardan is the Cruel Prince (from the book The Cruel Prince) who is a brash and elitist snob. Again, I hated him from the word go but as the story progressed and I knew why he was who he his, my heart melted. He is powerful, magical and charming. Since it is a fairly new book, I do not want to add spoilers. But, trust me. You SHOULD read this one!

Gerry Kennedy:

“Don’t be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you…and remember, shoot for the moon.”

Did you judge me too soon with all the “bad boys” that made it on my list? Here’s Gerry Kennedy of P.S. I Love You, who won my heart for his funny, witty, deeply romantic charisma. The Irish charmer who danced his way across the room in nothing but a pair of dress shoes, boxers, and braces! The kind, generous, handsome man whose love for his beloved wife lasted even after his death. It truly warmed and broke my heart at the same time!

Edward Cullen/Jacob Black:

“I would always love this fragile human girl, for the rest of my limitless existence.” 

Okay, I know you are either Team Edward, the vampire or Team Jacob, the werewolf. But they both have won my heart that I cannot choose between the two. These Twilight series heroes are poles apart but their love and affection for Bella are unquestionable. While Edward’s enhanced speed, strength, and senses make him a protector, Jacob is the perfect guy to hold close. You know what I mean 🙂

Khal Drogo:

” Maybe it is a dream. Your dream. My dream. I do not know. These are questions for wise men with skinny arms. You are the moon of my life. That is all I know and all I need to know. And if this is a dream, I will kill the man who tries to wake me. ”

The Alpha male, the macho, the king, the leader of the Khal, the husband – Khal Drogo from The Game of Thrones has my heart, mind, and soul! He may all be that savage and brawny but he loved Dany to the depths of the Earth.

Khal Drogo, the bravest, undefeated savage king and Daenerys Targaryen, the reluctant princess made for an unusual pair. They met at unfortunate circumstances where she was sold to him. She was taken rather brutally by her king-husband. But in the end, love found its way between their hearts and entwined their lives. Ah, to have been loved like that, oh dear Lord!

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Some men from the books you read stay with you for life. Whether they are too hot to handle or you see a loving, doting partner in them, such literary men make you want to wish they were for real. Here's my swoon-worthy drool-worthy list of literary men that make me go weak in the knees.

That’s all for now!

I know many literary characters including the hyped Mr.Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Augustus from Fault in the Stars and Christian Grey (I find him creepy!) didn’t make it to my list.

I would’ve added Tyrion Lannister (I know he is just a dwarf, but you know why I like him!), Remus Lupin or the Salvatore brothers (from the Vampire Diaries) if I could 🙂

Hmmph! Did my drool-worthy fictional characters make into your list? Who are your favorites? Let me know.
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