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Tant pis si tout ceci n'interpelle que moi, mais je ne peux m'empêcher de foncer droit devant dès qu'un billet outre-atlantique fait référence aux béguins sur papier. Je raffole de ça ! Comme si je craignais de louper un potentiel livresque, ce serait le drame  ! ^.^

Ainsi, Julie Kagawa, auteur du premier roman The Iron King, a fait appel aux blogueurs pour leur demander quels étaient ces héros qui leur faisaient battre le coeur...  Au final, nous retrouvons pratiquement TOUJOURS les mêmes candidats (ça me soulage de ne pas trop allonger mes listes de livres à lire)  :

The modern Crush-worthies:

Jace (The Mortal Instruments): Snarky yet sensitive. A jerk in a snuggle suit, as one person said.

Patch (Hush Hush): The ultimate Bad Boy. Fallen from grace, but still redeemable.

Alex Fuentes (Perfect Chemistry): Another dark, dangerous-but-honorable Bad Boy.

Peeta (The Hunger Games): He bakes! He cleans! He kills your enemies! What more do you need?

Spencer (Suite Scarlet): Funny and charming, and an actor to boot.

Po (Graceling): Even with his name, he can still kick-ass.

Daniel (The Dark Divine): Mysterious, dark, and dangerous. Do I see a theme?

Niall (Wicked Lovely series): You can actually die from wanting this faery so much.

Seth (Wicked Lovely series): Caring, sweet, and with more hardware than Ace Tools.

Severus Snape (Harry Potter): Really?

Ethan Wate (Beautiful Creatures): Reminding us that we can still love the ordinary guys.

Jamie Fraser (Outlander series): Scottish Highlanders are just sexy. Everyone knows that.

Sam (Shiver): A werewolf boy who writes song lyrics for you. Tell me that’s not the ultimate in sweet.

Kartick (A Great and Terrible Beauty): Anyone who would sacrifice themselves for love is someone to sigh for.

Valek (Poison Study): My favorite literary crush. I have a thing for assassins, but Valek is coolness personified. He can also kill you with a pinky.

The classics that make us sigh :

Mr. Knightley (Emma): Just his name means you should swoon for him.

Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre): This dark, brooding gentleman has the Mother of all Secrets in his attic.

Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird): A tireless crusader for Good, that alone makes him admirable.

Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables): The ultimate Sweet Boy, in many opinions. He waits so long for Anne to come to her senses.

Laurie (Little Women): Goofy, charming, and sweet. Jo is obviously blind.

John Thornton (North and South): A stern, business-like demeanor only masks a sweet, sensitive side.

Peter Pan: (Peter Pan and Wendy): Endless youth and a devil-may-care attitude makes Peter a contender for many hearts.

Those swoon-worthy vampires :

Edward Cullen (Twilight): Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Edward has captured the hearts of more fans then perhaps any other fictional guy out there. Must be the sparkles.

Eric Northman (Sookie Stackhouse series): Big blond Viking god? What’s not to love?

Damon (Vampire Diaries): Dark and mysterious, as a vampire should be.

Stefan (Vampire Diaries): Damon’s brother and rival, his opposite in many ways.

Dimitri (Vampire Academy): We’re all still waiting to see if Rose can save him.

Bones (Night Huntress series): Don’t we all wish we could be Cat.

Jean-Claude (Laura K. Hamilton series): I don’t know if being around Jean-Claude is healthy, but he’s certainly beautiful.

And the winner of the St. Valentine’s Day Crush-A-Thon, the one name that was mentioned more often than anyone else’s, the ultimate Swoon-worthy character:

Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice): What is it about Mr. Darcy that makes everyone swoon? Is it his piercing eyes? His distant, aloof character? Or maybe the fact that he was played by the wonderful Colin Firth in one of the many adaptations to film. Whatever the reason, Mr. Darcy has withstood the test of time, rising above the ranks of vampires and supernatural boyfriends, to take his place as Number One in the St. Valentine’s Day Crush-A-Thon.

N.B. from me, myself & I :

... le GRAND absent

snif ! rhett ...

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