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This week’s favorite is totally appropriate and one of the best parts of reading romance, in my humble opinion. Oh, those declarations of love! If you tell me you never rewound and and sighed a little bit and re-played that part of a movie adaptation I will believe you . . . but secretly I will think you sit on a throne made of lies. Come on. It’s the best part!
February 15 Favorites: Confessions of Love
Leading off with the best. Really, who confesses their love better than an Austen hero? Captain Wentworth is the swoon-worthiest one out of the whole stellar lot of them. And Rupert Penry-Jones is and will always be Captain Wentworth to me.
It’s a classic for a reason. Despite the fact that Darcy gets eviscerated by Elizabeth’s very next sentence (seriously she nopes the fuck right out of there) this is still such a romantic thing to say. And it all turns out fine in the end after Darcy’s pride and Elizabeth’s prejudice get a little adjustment.
Okay, Charlotte knows her stuff. Mr. Rochester is the ultimate Damaged with a Heart of Gold character type and the ways he and Jane say “I love you” are amazing.
*Banging pots and pans together* Austen heroes are the best heroes, can I hear a hell yes? Along with Captain Wentworth, Mr. Knightley attains top spot as the best creation Jane has ever forged of paper and ink. The fact that Johnny Lee Miller plays him in the most recent BBC adaptation *might* have something to do with my ranking here. (Spoiler, it does. 100%.)
If you’re looking for some squee-worthy contemporary expressions of adoration, you could do worse than pick up a Nora Roberts. A little sassier & a lot more modern than Jane Austen, but the feels and tension and the passionate declarations are all there. Go read Nora Roberts, is what I’m saying.