Ladies and Their Tramps is my version of the question I ask a lot of authors: If you could pair your main character (and usually their love interest) with any character, who would it be? The responses are always amusing. Now in 2011, I'll be bringing you a new couple every week.
This week's couple mishmash is Phe from Anastasia Hopcus' Shadow Hills and Jace from Swati Avasthi's Split.
Phe is inquisitive and bold, lighthearted and tough. Jace carries a hard front, falls into a temper more easily than he means to, and is genuinely jaded. But Jace also has a deep empathy about him, a fierce survival instinct, and a huge desire for some kind of connection. Phe is troubled, but Jace is an entirely new world of torment. But her glimpse of trouble would be more than enough to let Phe stand strong in the face of everything Jace goes through, reigning him in when needed and making them both better for it. Not to mention, I'm pretty sure her natural perk would brighten Jace is more ways than one.