After a fervent Tweet war over the best Chicagoland Vampire (or sorcerer), readers Tasha, Colette and Mandi have agreed to offer up a point/counterpoint/counterpoint on three CV favorites: Ethan, Morgan and Catcher. Ladies, take it away!
[ED. NOTE: Kari — EARMUFFS!]
> TEAM ETHAN (Colette of A Buckeye Girl Reads)
I’m totally in love with Ethan. He’s hot, sexy and mysterious. All three of the major ingredients needed for a ideal hero. He’s older, wiser, and can take anything that Merit throws at him. He’s not afraid to take chances, and is as loyal as they come. Nothing stands in his way, yet he’s still vulnerable to matters of the heart, which just makes me sigh out loud. He challenges Merit to break out of her shell, and we all need some one who can push us just a little bit harder then what we’re used to. Ethan is the Master of Cadogan House, and the perfect choice to master and win Merit’s heart forever.
> TEAM MORGAN (Tasha of Heidenkind)
Although Merit feels undeniable physical attraction for her boss and maker (which makes him kind of like her dad… creepy), Morgan is clearly a superior choice for her as far as boyfriend material goes. Aside from the obvious–his superior fashion sense, the fact that he doesn’t boss her around all the time, has never thrown her at other men (after asking her to be his mistress, no less), and doesn’t criticize her taste clothing–Morgan is the type of guy Merit can have fun with! They can watch sports together, eat lots of junk food, go to concerts in Grant Park, spend lazy Sundays together, and make fun of Merit’s high-society family. Have Merit and what’s-his-name ever had fun together? Can you even imagine Ethan having fun? No. Let’s face it, the guy’s a downer. Furthermore, Morgan does sweet, thoughtful things for Merit, like bring her flowers. Even tricking Merit into dating was kind of sweet–admit it! He was cute there! Although I will concede he’s a bit sketchy with his connection to Celine, at least his devotion to his former master shows that he’s loyal to the people he cares about and will stick up for them no matter what. Seriously, why are we not throwing ourselves at Morgan?
> TEAM CATCHER (Mandi of Smexybooks)
If we are talking Chicagoland vampires, I am definitely Team Ethan – but if we are talking about all of Chloe Neill’s men, I have to say I am Team Catcher. A very talented sorcerer, Catcher just happens to be the boyfriend of Merit’s best friend Mallory. For the two of them it was pretty much love at first sight. Catcher, with his very muscular body, shaved head and green eyes caught Mallory’s attention on first glance. As Merit says, “Gruff was Catcher, but a little delicious.”
Catcher is arrogant, a little pretentious with very no nonsense attitude, but his loyalty to his friends is solid. He is a very unselfish friend, spending hours of his time training Merit, knowing she will never earn the respect of her fellow vamps without being able to kick some ass. He is good at what he does because he never lets his guard down. Mallory falls for him hard and fast but for good reason. He doesn’t care what Mallory does for a living, or what color her hair is. He likes her for her – and let’s face it , a total stud. He also is addicted to Lifetime television – only a real man would admit that fact. Merit thinks he is a “pretentious asshole,” and Mallory agrees, “but he is hung like a horse, so that kind of helps.” For those reasons, and because he oozes masculinity, he is “The Man.”
Ladies, thanks for the great posts and for joining us today!
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