2nd Annual March Hunkness: The Thrilling Thirty-four

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?

Matchup #1
Prince Freddie of WalesThe Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Mark DarcyBridget Jones series by Helen Fielding

Matchup #2
Lord MelbourneVictoria by Daisy Goodwin
Edward Fairfax Rochester, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Matchup #3
Ambulance SamStill Me and After You by Jojo Moyes
George WickhamPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Matchup #4
George KnightelyEmma by Jane Austen
Caspian HarrisonTiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams

Matchup #5
HeathcliffWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jamie FraserOutlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Matchup #6:
Captain Frederick WentworthPersuasion by Jane Austen
Hareton EarnshawWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Matchup #7
Cooper CartwrightHeather Wells Mysteries by Meg Cabot
Dr. Alex BrandtStay by Allie Larkin

Matchup #8:
Luke Brandon, Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
Jack MacBig Stone Gap series by Adriana Trigiani

Matchup #9
Professor Friedrich BhaerLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott
John WilloughbySense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Matchup #10
George EmersonA Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Modern-day DarcyEligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Matchup #11
Rhett ButlerGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gale HawthorneThe Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Matchup #12
Fitzwilliam DarcyPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Laurie LaurenceLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott

Matchup #13
Roger WakefieldOutlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Dr. Yuri ZhivagoDoctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Matchup #14
Jay GatsbyThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dex Thaler, Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Matchup #15
Will TraynorMe Before You by Jojo Moyes
John BrookeLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott

Matchup #16
Ross Poldark, Poldark series by Winston Graham
Noel AirmanMarjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Matchup #17
Father Ralph de BricassartThe Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Stephen CollyI 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!

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