So it's always been a goal of mine to write a loveable Love-Interest (pun completely intended). I've dreamed about writing a Theodore Lawerence (Little Women) or a Rudy Steiner (The Book Thief) who actually get the RIGHT girl in the end.
Anyways, what makes you fall in love with a fictional character?
I'm trying to think what Laurie and Rudy had in common. I guess it was just their spunk. They were funny and full of life. They weren't perfect or suave, but real young men.