Top 5 Wednesday: Protagonists You Hate to Like

I couldn’t come up with a list enough different for this week’s “Problematic faves: Characters you don’t want to love, but you can’t help liking.” So, I’m re-posting  “Protagonists You Hate To Like.”

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Richard Grenville

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Richard is unapologetically masculine, while also being weak. But Honor Harris fell in love with him and so did I. I cried a few times reading this book. It remains my favorite by Daphne Du Maurier–even more so than the older man -younger woman Rebecca.

Dexter Mayhew

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I know, I know! I shouldn’t like him. He trampled all over Emma! It’s disloyalty to a sister to say that maybe Emma asked for some of it. Not like she tried very hard to get a life, is it?  So, yeah. I kind of liked Dexter. Kind of. Not in a “let’s spend a lifetime together” way. Just kinda. Sure he’s a jerk, but let’s face it, he was an appealing jerk!

Sir Richard Carlisle (aka Jorah)

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Let’s be honest here. As dwerpy/sweet as Matthew was, he’d never have kept Mary happy. Mary would have raged with boredom after…

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