Get your voting fingers ready, friends…
The 2nd annual March Hunkness competition is here!
Last year, after six rounds of competition, your votes crowned Outlander‘s Jamie Fraser as our very first Book Perfume Champion of Hunks. Like the true warrior that he is, Jamie has carried out his duties beautifully over the past twelve months, being hunky as ever whenever duty calls. Now it’s time for JAMMF the Champ to hand over that trophy as we ring in a new tournament with even more literary heroes and heartbreakers to choose from!
Here’s how this works: Every Literary Hunk of the Month we’ve ever celebrated on this site has been randomly paired off in a handsome-head-to-handsome-head matchup. All you have to do is vote for the literary man candy you want to see move on to the next round! Some are classic crushables, some are modern-day dreamboats, some names may be more familiar than others, and some are downright devilish. It’s up to you to decide which one will earn the bragging rights over all of his competitors for the next year!
So much more fun than a March Madness bracket, wouldn’t you say?
Voting for round one closes on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. ET, and you can vote as many times as you’d like. Last year we had some tight races and some major blowouts. What does 2018 have in store?
Ambulance Sam, Still Me and After You by Jojo Moyes
George Wickham, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
George Knightely, Emma by Jane Austen
Caspian Harrison, Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams
Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jamie Fraser, Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Captain Frederick Wentworth, Persuasion by Jane Austen
Hareton Earnshaw, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Cooper Cartwright, Heather Wells Mysteries by Meg Cabot
Dr. Alex Brandt, Stay by Allie Larkin
Luke Brandon, Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
Jack Mac, Big Stone Gap series by Adriana Trigiani
Professor Friedrich Bhaer, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
John Willoughby, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
George Emerson, A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Modern-day Darcy, Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gale Hawthorne, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Laurie Laurence, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Roger Wakefield, Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Dr. Yuri Zhivago, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dex Thaler, Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Will Traynor, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
John Brooke, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Ross Poldark, Poldark series by Winston Graham
Noel Airman, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
Father Ralph de Bricassart, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Stephen Colly, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Happy voting, bookish friends! And don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see who made it to the Sizzling 17!