They are charming and proper, and all that they say sure does make you go weak at the knees. So what, if they are characters from books, these men are definitely swoon worthy. Indulge yourself in these books and trust me nothing can stop you from thinking about “the man”, even after you close that last page.
• Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series
Topping my list is surely Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. With a high cheek bone, strong jawline, and skin that sparkles in the sunlight; he is the perfect man when it comes to looks. But hold on, it isn’t just these physical attributes that push him up the swoon list. There’s much more to Edward Cullen. He is charming and polite with streaks of being stubborn when it really is required to be. Protective about the love of his life, this near perfect hunk is also sensitive, putting humanity in the forefront. Refined and seductive, his words leave you in a state of daze.
• Noah Calhoun from The Notebook
I am not really a Nicholas Spark fan, nor did I enjoy this book, but for Noah Calhoun. He is the poor guy with a selfless heart. A too-good-to-be-true boyfriend, Noah comes across as a simple and straight forward person. It’s his innocence that makes the heart flutter. He fills his relationship with oodles of romance, and is faithful and committed to his love. And this is what makes him charming! Here is one fella totally dedicated to the love of his life, all though his life.
• Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind
From the voluminous book Gone With the Wind, Rhett Butler is one man most people would love to hate. For, he isn’t the gentleman woman often look out for. He is brash, with the most terrible reputation in society. In fact, he is found to insult and bully Scarlet throughout the book. So, how does he still make it to the list?
Rhett Butler could well be termed as the lovable scoundrel. With a complex set of traits, he comes across as a well read man with unabashed mannerisms. Rhett is motivated by his own self-interest rather than the cause of the war. When he first meets Scarlett she is 16 years to his 33. A willful spoilt child she is, Scarlet isn’t used to not having things her way. Yet, it is Rhett Butler, who recognizes the inner spirit of Scarlett and is able to judge her far better than most people Scarlett has ever known. He knows she’s a strong and capable woman. He knows she could do whatever it takes to survive. He challenges her at every step bringing out her strengths lying deep within. Complex indeed, for on one hand he belittles her, and on the other he pushes her to rise above the ashes. It’s this complexity that makes him so very attractive to me. And when Rhett says to Scarlett, “You should be kissed, and often, and by somebody who knows how,” I swoon every time.
• Augustus ‘Gus’ Waters from Fault in Your Stars
The man who serves as an inspiration, Augustus is John Green’s lovely creation in the Fault in Your Stars. The book is a fairly decent read, though most portions do come across to be a bit depressing. But Augustus is hot. When Hazel sets her eyes on him at a Support Group, there are more than just sparks flying. Any why not, ‘cause Augustus just has it all. He is confident, young and a charmer in every way too. He is an amazing basketball player, until he is struck by cancer which leads to his leg being amputed. But that sure doesn’t dampen his spirits. He lives life the way he deems best- going out with friends and socializing. He leaves a mark on almost everyone. It is this spirit of his, to live life to the fullest, making things happen around him, and bringing about happiness in the most dreary of conditions, that makes you want to fall in love with him over and over again.
• Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
The best is always for the last and it’s got to be a classic pick. The aristocratic central character in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy is all that women can ask for. He is rich, powerful, good-looking, noble, tall and with oodles of generosity. He often comes across a man who would brood way too much, but well, one may well attribute this quality to be present among most individuals who come with an aura of power. He risks it all for his love and pursues his woman – the love of his life who is far beneath in status, despite the scorns from his relatives. He admires her for what she truly is. And that’s what makes him so appealing. Mr. Darcy accepts his woman the way she is.
Do you have any to add to the list?