Phury, the hero of Lover Enshrined (my book review can be read here – wow it’s from 2009!! LOL!)
At one time (until his own book!) Phury was competing for my #1 favorite brother. His only competition? His twin, Zsadist. Z was always a touch ahead of Phury for me. As the angrier, more tortured brother, he appealed to my bad-boy curiosity, but Phury was so compelling. A mysterious, intriguing character, a kind and gentle warrior, but obviously tormented in his own way. In my mind, the most gorgeous of them all, and the most noble. Not a bad-boy bone in his body… and yet, another one who was completely unattainable, due to his devotion to his deeply troubled brother.
And as I progressed through the series, I came up with a solid vision of him in my head. The long, gorgeous, curly multicolored hair, the crazy-beautiful eyes… in my mind, he had an angel-face. And then I saw a picture on a forum (also discussing Phury) and THERE he was, in full picture mode!! Model Viggo Jonasson. Now of course, in my head I imagined him a bit older than this, but, here was (key word = WAS) my version of the agonized Phury, in all of his tormented glory.
Okay but wait. ‘Cause wayyyy back when I was first reading BDB, I didn’t even know about a certain male model (Gabriel Aubry) that many seem to agree is also the perfect “Phury”. I had to defer to this most excellent version. Had I known… *wow*. Phury might have remained my favorite, even despite his book.
If only his hair was longer 😉
Oh well lookie here!!! Someone made a wonderful BDB video montage (thank you Tina for pointing it out) and here is Gabriel (I screen captured it) with longer hair, and the crazy gorgeous eyes, and a man… not at all a boy. Much better!!!
Ok so now THIS is my new favorite example of “Phury“. *thud* Oh he’s…. just so…. What the…? How? It’s too much. It’s just too much. Can we get a Phury book #2? Like maybe in the future so I can envision this? LOL!!!
So, who are your Phury look-alikes? Favorite or not, he holds a special place in my BDB-loving heart (especially after that last pic), and I’d love to see more!
The bottom picture of Gabriel is SPOT ON! Makes me want to reread them all over again. Z is still my favorite.
Remember Tina, when Bella was touching his hair in that book before Z, and everyone was shocked and worried about Phury’s reaction. But he was sort of humored and enamored by her right then and there. THAT picture (the 3rd one) is exactly how I saw him in my head… THAT face, that head tilt.
*sigh* – Z is OF COURSE my favorite, but her first encounter was with Phury (and in my head – the Phury above). I wonder how she managed not to fall for him instead. Guess she likes ’em angry and tortured like we do 😉
oh my gaaaadddd!!! I loved that montage!!! It reminds me why I love those brothers!! woooo, I hope we get that wonderful wrting style back from JR for the next book because this last one just plain disappointed me 🙁 🙁
Oh I remember. But she saw Z’s potential. That top picture reminds me of the long-haired musicians I used to swoon over in the 80’s. He needs a guitar and a microphone to rub those lips on. He’s too skinny to be a BD Brother.
True!! Much too skinny. Good idea though. I do love the rock star books. I shall delegate him to one of those roles instead 😉 Tee hee!!!
Bookster. Agreed. She has mentioned that Tohr’s book made her editor cry big time, and other male readers misty-eyed. I hope I get the same effect.
All gorgeous! Yum 🙂
Gabriel is PERFECT in the bottom pic!!!! Yellow eyes…..gorgeous!!!!!!! Yay for Z’s twin 😀
ok ok, i have something. Not as great as Gabriel here but for the character Austin, from Love at stake series book 2. I have been taken over by these books, as I have mention before on some of my post. Eric Christian Olsen
Detective Marty Deeks of LA-NCIS is who i think of when I was reading this book. I feel that even his character on the show is quite simular too Austins character in the book. He may not be Apollo but he is HOT!
Those are good looking pics for sure,especially the last one! but I definitely see the brothers ALOT bigger 😉
That video montage wad fabulous.
ohhh gosh!! phury is my fav :*