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!
11/4/2014 01:05:09 am
Your number one is my number three lol! Great choices. I don't know the last one, but although I haven't read all of the Lord of the Rings, I LOVE Aragorn as played by Viggo Mortensen. He's just lovely. :)
11/4/2014 04:33:11 am
I probably should have said these were in chronological order. It was hard enough to pick just three, let alone prioritize them further!
11/4/2014 04:08:53 am
And Gilbert gets his second nod today
11/4/2014 04:33:29 am
Go, Canada! :)
11/4/2014 04:32:41 am
I have not read the third, but the other two I'm in full agreement. I wonder how many other will choose lovely Gilbert.
11/4/2014 10:28:58 am
I *love* Aragorn! Side note, I met Viggo Mortensen several years ago on the street here in Philly. He is so much more beautiful in person than he is on screen, which is saying something. Loved your list!
11/4/2014 11:12:17 am
Met? As in talked to? Cool!
11/5/2014 03:13:25 am
Yaay for Gilbert. I read every single LMM book through to Rilla of Ingleside because of him. (well, and Anne) Never thought of Aragorn as a hero, but I can see it fits. Will have to check out Steven Scott. Thanks JJ
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