This is so true. I mean. . . guys in book do obviously have their faults, but they are mainly things like jealousy, overprotectiveness, things like that. This is because, female authors create them. Yes, they are usually already fully formed (personality wise), but a product of their imagination. And, whether or not you agree to it. . . . us girls always want the perfect guy. Our long term husbands usually turn out to be our companions, and after we meet them, we wouldn't give them up for Edward, (hopefully), but. . . . if it was just for one night, ONE night with these characters. . . . . we'd all take that option.
So, My ghostly boy-toy before the dazzling Edward Cullen was: Jesse de Silva. I had a small crush on Paul, but. . . . that Latin flavour was what I was really after.
Those were really the two MAIN book obsessions. Other mini ones were Harry Potter, Clark Kent and Hunter Niall, from the Sweep Series.