The Brooding British
When I went to write this post, I realized that I usually crush on English male characters. Apparently, I have a ‘type’ and it’s the brooding English fellow. He’s the silent type with emotions simmering, waiting for the right woman to bring them to the surface. Yes, pure romantic hogwash fantasy… but I love it.
Then I watched Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and fell completely for Mr. Thornton played by Richard Armitage. Again, an angry young man, but instead of highborn like Darcy, he was a self-made man. He built up his business from the ground up and was proud of it. It takes the love of a woman for him to express his softer side and the ending is just…well, I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet…but let’s just say…PERFECT.
Lord Aragorn is up there on my list and although the character wasn’t played by a British actor, the character is British since Tolkien penned the book! So he counts…
He’s a softer version of the alpha male. He doesn’t hide his nature, singing, speaking Elfin to his Arwen in the most intimate ways. Yet he kicks ass in a fight and becomes king despite his reluctance. He is willing to sacrifice his life for those he loves. The picture also includes Legalos as an extra bonus!
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Thou shall not kill.
For archangel Razi-el, he had no choice. He would break God’s commandment again if it were to save Uri-el from a demon’s talons. Yet even God’s most trusted archangel cannot avoid punishment. No longer Razi-el, he is now Izar, a Protector sworn to kill for the angels.
When a Protector kills an angel, Izar is summoned to work alongside Uri-el to capture the killer. Izar is shocked when his bloodlust spikes hot for the archangel. He knows better than to go after forbidden fruit. Refusing to give in to temptation, he ignores his body’s tempestuous arousal for Uri-el until a heated argument turns his blood into molten lust.
As they rush to find the killer, their passion plays into the demon’s plan. Izar will have to make a choice between life and death if he is to save Uri-el again.
Posted on January 17, 2013, in Uncategorized, Viki Lyn and tagged alpha male, British actors, Colin Firth, Elizabeth Gaskell, Legalos, Lord Aragorn, m/m romance, North and South, richard armitage, silent type, Viki Lyn. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.