I’ve been trying to think of YA lit heroes that fall even vaguely into the same category. Dishy, destined, and determined to help solve your problems.
I came up with only one: Gabriel from Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (Delacorte, 1999). And even then, Vivian could eat Samantha for lunch, so to speak.
Clearly, there’s a lot of growth potential in this area.