Those of you who are reading my Eugenia updates will probably recognize the last name of my final fictional lover, as I borrow it for my main character. Meg Carroway has a nice ring, don’t you think? And it didn’t hurt that the last name is attached to one of my favorite characters in literature of all time.
This is probably the one character that my literary snob friends won’t look down on my for, as Nick is straight out of one of the best known pieces of classic literature, The Great Gatsby. Nick is our narrator through the story, and although the book isn’t really about him at all, I couldn’t help but fall a little bit in love with him.
Nick is smart, resourceful, well rounded, and has a good sense of humor. He keeps his wits about him, even as the rich “friends” he finds himself surrounded by ruin every life they get their manicured hands on. He refuses to compromise his morals and values to fit into the society that claims to be so “high class”, and I respect that about him.
I think Nick is the kind of man to value a woman’s brains, after seeing people like Daisy and Jordan self-destruct. And he’s also not one to devalue sarcasm and humor, as he is prone to both throughout the book.
Nick may have a boring job, unlike Charlie Weasley and Kartik, but he knows who he is, and who he is is a good man. He will never hurt me and will always be able to put food on the table. He’s also from a time where women don’t really have to work, which would be conducive to a lot of time for me to write to my heart’s content.
Bonus points: Paul Rudd, who is really attractive, played him in one of the movies made to this book, and that’s who I prefer to imagine him as. Also, Bri Carroway has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Compatibility rating: 8
Fun fact: I Googled “hottest men in literature”, and on the first list I looked at, Jay Gatsby was number one. But I thought Gatsby was kind of annoying, so he inspired me to pick Nick as my final fictional lover. (I used this little phrase twice now, so it has become my THING! WheezyWaiter viewers will get that)
(Picture sort of related because the Great Gatsby is fancy… get it? GET IT?!?)