Sidekick Saturday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week's type
• Share a picture and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• Put your link in the Linky thing and comment
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Deputy Victoria Moretti (Vic) is hot and cold at the same time. You first meet her in Craig Johnson's The Cold Dish. Sheriff Walt Longmire is one of my favorite male characters of all time. His self-effacing humor, keen awareness of women, and liberal cowboy personality make him irresistible. His deputy on the other hand is beautiful, rude, arrogant, flirtatious, half in love with Walt, half ready to bolt. I love that she's too good for the tiny Sheriff's department. She should be working a detective post in some big city. I love that she tells people this. I love that Walt treats her the same way he treats everyone even though he notices her looks and her flirting. She's portrayed differently in the book than the A&E TV series, but I love Katee Sakhoff.
I asked my mom and sister over lunch their picks. My sister has been on a Rachel Caine Morganville kick and she chose Amelie, the queen bee. If you ever watched the show Medium, the oldest daughter would play the regal vampire who goes from viewing humans as chattel to part of the community back to chattel. My mom chose a Millay, a character introduced in A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams. I just started the mystery series, and I already sense a push and pull from her.