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Fictophilia: A condition that involves being irrevocably in love with a fictional character.

We’ve all been there.
You meet the perfect guy, but there’s only one downfall—he’s fictional. Love isn’t always easy.

Whether you’re fictionally single or taking a break from that other fictional man of your dreams, here are some fictional good guys that will steal your heart.

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise MillerCity Baker's Guide
Henry MacCracken
 A gentle man who loves his long-time wife and family, unconditionally, and is not afraid to show it.  You’ll swoon the first time you ‘meet’ him.

 

Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back by Lee Child
Jack Reacher
Ah the perennial “good guy” crush—Jack Reacher, no question.

Jane Steele

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Mr. Thornfield
Sorry, but you will fall in love with the handsomeness that flows off of the page when Mr. Thornfield shows up.

Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir
Mark Watney
Ok, so we know Mark Watney is good looking—he was played by Matt Damon—but he’s also a super smart botanist/astronaut/engineer with a killer sense of humor. Yes, please.

Morning Star
Morning Star (3rd book in the Red Rising Trilogy) by Pierce Brown
Darrow
Perhaps it’s because you’ll imagine him looking like Pierce Brown, but either way, Darrow will steal your heart.

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