My favorite fictional couple has to be Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. Folks have you read Mitchell's description of the man? He's everything I love! He has broad schoulders, dark hair, and swarthy, bronzed skin. Be still my heart! And get this, he's a bad boy. What is it about bad boys that takes a girl's breath away? Most importantly, though, he loves Scarlett to distraction.
In some ways I don't think Scarlett deserves her reputation as a bad girl. Come on. Would you rather she have let a deserter burn Tara to the ground? Would you rather she have let Jonas Wilkerson take Tara away? Still, I must admit she did some awful things. Taking your sister's fiance is kinda bad, and so is selling cheap lumber for good. (I have a book coming out soon titled One Woman Man, and in that book my heroine loses her fiance to her sister.)