As I mentioned in my previous post (Character Versus Plot), I started reading The Hell You Say, the third book in Josh Lanyon's Adrien English series, at the beginning of last week. I have a confession (I seem to have a lot of those, don't I?) ...I've fallen in love - with Josh Lanyon's writing and...with Jake & Adrien *ducks* Yes, I know there are those of you who think Jake is...not good (to put it mildly) but...I can't deny the connection that exists between Jake & Adrien. Jake cares for Adrien. His feelings pour off the page in a wave. It isn't what he says, but what he doesn't say....and what he subconsciously does - how he touches Adrian, how he worries about Adrian *SIGH* Consciously, I think Jake is trying not to fall for Adrien...but he can't help himself, because deep down (subconsciously) he wants too. Which had me worried once I came to that realization, because I thought Jake might do something very stupid to prove to himself that what he feels...isn't what he feels. And he did.
But in spite of said stupid action (which I admit was a doozy), I'm cheering for them...because I believe they are meant to be together. And all of this got me to thinking...about other characters who are just meant to be together. Remember Moonlighting? Madeline 'Maddie' Hayes and David Addison? Or what about Bones? FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth and Dr Temperance 'Bones' Brennan? Hmmm....not so much. I don't read Charlene Harris, but what about Sookie & Bill? Should they be together? Or, how about (my personal favourite) Jacob & Bella? Hmmm, even though I'd like them to be together, I don't know if I get that impression from the writing...whereas the connection between Jake & Adrien fairly leaps of the page. Surreal from Anne Bishop's Black Jewel trilogy and...well...someone. Daemon is happy, Lucivar is happy. I want Surreal to be happy. (OK, I've gone slightly off topic). So, which characters do feel are just meant to be together?