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!