My Book Boyfriend (2): Rhys Trahaearn -The Iron Duke
Wednesday January 25, 2012 at 12:57 am |

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader.  It was created to give us all a chance to gush and swoon over those amazing boys we fall for in our books.  If you’d like to participate then click the link and grab the image.

Ahhh The Iron Duke.  I do like my book men tall, dark, and solid and Rhys is all of that and more.  I love his confidence, his strength, and his persistence.  Not to mention the man solid and fine.

 Rhys Profile:

  •   Tall
  •   Broad through the shoulders
  •   Hawkish nose
  •   Large hands with long fingers and square nails
  •   Dark hair
  •   Short dark eyelashes
  •   Made of iron
  •   Former Pirate Captain






“You, Me.  Until we return to London.  There will be no ruin to you or your family.  I’ll kiss you until we can’t breathe.  I’ll strip you naked and taste every inch of you.  Then I’ll shag you until neither of us can see straight.  And we’ll have had enough of each other.”
She stared at him, lips parted.  A long second passed before she shook her head.  “None is enough.”
He looked her over.  Her cheeks had flushed.  Her breathing hadn’t settled.  “Are you certain of that, inspector?”
“Yes.” She stood.  “Let us go now, sir.”




      “I’ll never be done with you!” His palms slammed to the door on either side of her head.  Teeth clenched, he pushed his face to hers.  “I’ll never be done –”
He broke off, eyes widening.  His gaze searched her face, settled on her trembling lips.
Softly, he said, “Why would you care Mina?  Why would you care if I’m done with you?  Why does that frighten you?”
She closed her eyes.  His palm cupped her cheek, and Mina knew he felt her shaking.  “Let me go.”
“I can’t.”  Warm lips caressed her temple. “I can’t.”
“You did before.”
“No.  Even then, I didn’t.  I was only waiting to take you back.”

     He cupped her face in his hands, made her meet his gaze.  Solemnly, he said, “I heard you say that when two people love each other, they fight through everything together.  Every doubt, every challenge, every pain.  Fight with me, Mina.  Please.  You are the only one for me, for as long as I live.  And if you love me, fight with me.”
Her heart filled.  Overwhelmed, she battled tears again.  “I do.”
“Say it.”
“I love you.”
Hi mouth came down over hers, hard and searching.  Sealing this agreement between them–a bond as unbreakable as he was.

My Iron Duke is being represented by Andy Whitfield who was the star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand.  I was saddened to find out that Andy lost his battle with cancer last September.  So three sheers for Andy, may he Rest in Peace.

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22 Responses to “My Book Boyfriend (2): Rhys Trahaearn -The Iron Duke”

  1. Oh, I didn’t know that he passed away to cancer.

  2. Missie says:

    The last scene gets me every time, Jade!!! I love Rhys! Sure, he scared me at first, but he’s got such a tender heart underneath this hard exterior.

    Fabulous pick! And thanks for those pictures.

    • Jade says:

      LOL. I can see how he can be scary, but I loved him from the start. There is always something vulnerable and sensitive under those hardened bad-asses…and I love it.

  3. Jen D. says:

    You had me at Pirate Captain. 😉 This post is just another reason why I need to move this up in the TBR pile.

  4. Lena says:

    Now that is one nice specimen of a man right there. Caliente’. He is hot! I agree, solid and fine.

  5. Nice choice! I like. 🙂

  6. Jess says:

    Aw he sounds wonderful. Sorry to hear he lost his battle. Cancer is such a b**ch.

    Nice pick, I’ll have to add it to my TBR.

  7. Great pics! I just got into the show and my friend told me that the actor past away! That is so sad. He was really great on that show! I love the quotes too!

  8. So… I’ve wanted to read The Iron Duke for a very long time now and I just have to say that this post is what’s made me most desperate to get it! LOL. What does that say about me? hahah. He looks like an awesome book boyfriend! *sigh*

  9. Prangon says:

    I was listening to The Iron Duke when I clicked the post from Missie’s MBB link ups.
    Now it’s on pause, O.M.GI am certainly seeing Andy Whitfield as Rhys and having a conversation with Mina in the carriage. This is one of my cupcake books.
    Love love LOVE Rhys.

  10. A. Knight says:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this The Iron Duke. I’m going to have to track it down and find out more about it.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  11. Jade says:

    Yes, yes, definitely have a go at this book.