The first round polls have closed and the results are in! Our Terrific 27 battled hard. There were a couple of really close calls and a couple of blowouts (poor Bhaer), but in the end, 13 literary hunks reigned victorious and are moving on to round two in Book Perfume’s first ever March Hunkness.
(Silly name? Perhaps. But let’s be honest—March Madness isn’t exactly Shakespeare either.)
Our Thrilling 13 now go head-to-head in these six matchups as the race to crown our Champion of Hunks heats up. Voting will run through Saturday, March 25, so get clicking and spread the word to those friends who appreciate a literary gush-fest as much as you do. And if one of your favorites didn’t make it through round one? Never fear. He may have a chance to get back into the thick of things with our Wild Card Bonus Round. But more about that next week.
Matchup #1: Dashing Devils
Edward Fairfax Rochester (Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte)
Willoughby of Allenham (Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen)
Matchup #2: Lairds and Lords
Jamie Fraser (Outlander series Diana Gabaldon)
Lord Melbourne (Victoria, Daisy Goodwin
Matchup #3: Classic Cuties
Laurie Lawrence (Little Women, Louisa May Alcott)
Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejuice, Jane Austen)
George Emerson (A Room with a View, E.M. Forster)
Matchup #4: Sexy Smarties
Roger Mackenzie Wakefield (Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon)
Dr. Alex Brandt (Stay, Allie Larkin)
Matchup #5: Sizzling and Successful
Luke Brandon (Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella)
Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones series, Helen Fielding)
Matchup #6: Men of Mystery
Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell)
Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Happy voting, book lovers!
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