Welcome back to the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop! This week, Sarah Hegger has challenged us to name our three favorite book boyfriends and why. My only problem with this assignment – only three?
If you joined me from Andrea Mansue, welcome.
As soon as I read this week's blog topic, I immediately thought of Gilbert Blythe. The romantic lead in the Anne of Green Gables series has everything a red-blooded Canadian girl could want – intelligence, good looks, loyalty. While I know it was fated that he end up with Anne, I was certainly willing to take her place if she didn't realize what a wonderful man he was. And he becomes a doctor - what's not to love?
Then there's my ongoing crush on Aragorn, from Lord of the Rings. Even before Viggo Mortensen played him in the movies, the dark, brooding Ranger was definitely on my book boyfriend list. His mysterious reveal at The Prancing Pony, his skill with a sword, and his long-denied love for Arwen had my heart fluttering.
The last of my top three is Steven Scott, from High Stakes by Dick Francis. I've always enjoyed thrillers and mysteries, and the novels with a strong romance subplot always were my favourites. Steven is a modern day toy maker, whose made millions and now own race horses. And he's British, so he has an accent! Like almost all Dick Francis heroes, he finds himself involved in dirty dealings through no fault of his own, and must use his guts, smarts and strength to survive. Definitely someone you could count on to look after you for the rest of your life.
Time for you to share! Who are your top three book boyfriends? Why not think about it as you continue along our blog hop. Next up, J.J. Devine!