So when I started doing this feature I decided I NEED Aven, why? Well because she often send me pictures of men in white shirts and tells me she loves me!
Here is what Aven had to say;
When Victoria first asked me to participate in this feature, I was horrified. I was supposed to find pictures of shirtless men—sexualizing them—and cast them in roles as book boyfriends? However—I completely put my misgivings aside because Victoria is a lovely person—and for the greater good of her readers, I forged ahead with the task at hand. With my guilt buried deep in my chest and drawing a breath of air for courage, I began my painful, hideous assignment: looking at scorching hot shirtless men and selecting my Top Five Book Boyfriends.
Number Five: Stevie Sullivan in The Glass Lake, by Maeve Binchy.
Set in Ireland in the 1950’s, Stevie Sullivan is the bad-boy mechanic in town, changing women as often as he did tires…until he fell for Kit McMahon. I think the perfect Stevie would be MAX IRONS.
Number Four: Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Okay, so Colin Firth was pretty much a given for this role, but I can envision another Mark Darcy: HUGH DANCY. (Before everyone starts screaming, I am challenging myself to completely recast the role—Colin is perfect—I agree. But let’s pretend he didn’t take the part for sake of our SERIOUS discussion here.) So with Colin filming something else, I can also see Hugh in this part. If you don’t agree, simply scroll down to Number Three—but you will miss the hotness that is Hugh.
Number Three: Charlie Lawton, Sammy’s Hill by Kristin Gore
In this debut novel by Kristin Gore (yep, Al’s daughter!) we get an inside look at the political world in Washington, DC…and Charlie Lawton, a “Clark Kent” reporter for the Washington Post. I see CHIS PINE in glasses as smokin’ hot Charlie…
Number Two: Jack Harper, Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella
Jack is a wealthy American businessman, and I could so handle seeing PAUL WALKER playing this part…or any part…
Number One: Luke Brandon, Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
In the movie Luke was played by Hugh Dancy, and as much as I love Hugh, that was a total miscast, in my very humble opinion. HENRY CAVILL would be a perfect as mogul Luke Brandon.
So there you have it. My Top Five Book Boyfriends, served up just for you all. Thank you Victoria for making my push past my boundaries and FORCE MYSELF to complete this very, very, difficult task.
Thanks you so much for taking part Acen, tomorrow we have Stacey.