Hey, y’all! It is time for Man Crush Monday, the day when the internets are abuzz with girls plastering pics of their heartthrobs on Instagram and Twitter. Only here at ChickLitChickadees, we do things a little differently. Rather than post half naked photos of famous celebrities who are DBags in real life, we give a shout out to our favorite male literary characters.
Y’all already know what a big fan I am of Rainbow Rowell, and this week’s ManCrushMonday may be my favorite male character that she has created!
Levi is, quite simply, the bestest.
He is quirky and cute in an unconventional-prematurely-receding-hairline-kind-of-way.
A total gentleman, he would walk Cath back to her room from the library every night.
He pushes Cath to try new things, but is completely understanding when she’s not ready to step outside of her comfort zone every time.
He’s also patient. I don’t know many guys who would put up with Cath’s idiosyncrasies like he does.
He’s willing to drop everything at a moment’s notice if Cath needs him (like to rescue her drunk sister).
He’s not perfect, as evidenced by his learning disability, cowardice in admitting his feelings, and for the whole kitchen kissing debacle.
Still, this imperfection makes him more likeable. He’s real life.
He is totally into farming/sustainable homesteading. In this respect, he is a total nerd, which makes him a winner in my book.
He drives a truck.
Honestly, what’s there NOT to like about Levi?! I love, love, LOVE him, and he could very well be the best book boyfriend EVER!